Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

United's Steely Determination Will Save the Day; Penalty Hero Karl's Rally Cry to Fans

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

United's Steely Determination Will Save the Day; Penalty Hero Karl's Rally Cry to Fans

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Byline: CHRIS WAUGH Sports writer chris.waugh@trinitymirror.com @CHRISDHWAUGH

KARL Darlow insists Newcastle United showed a "steel and determination" during defeat at the City Ground which highlights the difference between the Magpies of last season and the current Championship leaders.

Despite going down to nine men before the interval in controversial fashion, Newcastle held resolute until they conceded a second goal just four minutes from time and eventually lost 2-1 to Nottingham Forest.

Darlow also saved two penalties on his return to the City Ground and, although United lost, results went the Magpies' way and they remain at the summit of the second-tier table.

We are have now we prepare The 26-year-old explained after his magnificent display: "There is a steel and determination about us away from home where we have been solid and worked hard when we have needed to.

getting KARL "We have gained good victories away from home we might not have done last season.

"I know it is a different league but it is still tough to hold on when sides are throwing in throw-ins and corners at you.

"So to show the desire and determination with nine men going right to the death of the game is something positive to take from it but unfortunately we lost. The dressing room is different to last season, though, and there is character in there."

Brighton and Hove Albion cut Newcastle's advantage over second to just a point but failed to leapfrog the Magpies after drawing at Cardiff City.

Third-placed Reading were also hammered 5-0 at Fulham, meaning United are still six points ahead of the play-off places. Darlow said it was important for fans not to panic after a difficult week in which they lost twice and were knocked out of the EFL Cup on penalties, especially tired but we free week given their lofty position.

we know can really towards a result DARLOW He added: "The run we went on has put us in a great position where we are.

"It has been a tough week. …

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