Toon Top But Terriers Win Also

Last updated : 06 April 2017 By Footy Mad - Editor

Sky Bet Championship

Huddersfield Town 3-0 Norwich City
Newcastle United 1-0 Burton Albion

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Matt Ritchie got the goal he thought he had scored in the first half to help Newcastle return to the top of the Sky Bet Championship with a 1-0 victory over Burton.

On a bizarre night at St James' Park, Ritchie struck a stunning winner in the 68th minute to secure the win that keeps Newcastle 10 points clear of third-placed Huddersfield and one ahead of title rivals Brighton.

The Scotland international, along with the rest of Tyneside, must have feared it was not going to be their night after seeing referee Keith Stroud controversially rule out his first half spot-kick.

Mystery surrounded the decision from Stroud and his assistant, Matthew McGrath, to award Burton an indirect free-kick in their own penalty area after Ritchie had converted.

Nahki Wells scored one goal and set up another as Huddersfield reclaimed third place with a 3-0 victory over Norwich.

Three goals in seven second-half minutes blew away the Canaries as the West Yorkshire team moved closer to sealing a play-off spot after back-to-back defeats.

Elias Kachunga broke the deadlock before Wells' clever flick set up Aaron Mooy to make it 2-0.Wells finished off Norwich with a left-footed strike for his 10th goal of the season and a first in nine appearances.