FA Cup finalists Leicester City suffered a shock in their effort to consolidate their third place Premier League position when Newcastlke United visited the King Power Stadium on Friday evening and took a four goal lead before eventually securing a four two victory. Ciaran Clark and Jeff Hendrick were both named on the ”Magpies’ substitute bench with Hendrick seeing a few minutes of action in the closing stages..
James Collins started for Luton Town but was withdrawn on 62 minutes as his side played out a scoreless draw with visitors Rotherham United in the Championship at Kenilworth Road this evening. Chiedoze Ogbene was a 65th minute substitute for the visitors while Kieran Sadlier remained on the substitute bench.
League One promotion play-off contenders Charlton Athletic and Lincoln City met at The Valley with Anthony Scully in action for the visiting ‘Imps’ who went down to a three one defeat. The appointment of Paul Cook has not yet brought about the desired improvement for Ipswich Town whose fruitless season continued with a scoreless draw at Shrewsbury Town. The ‘Tractor Boys’ included loanees Mark McGuinness and Troy Parrott in their starting eleven this evening.
Glasgow Celtic loanee Luca Connell was a half-time substitute for Scottish League Two champions Queens Park who went down to a three two defeat at Elgin City this Tuesday evening with Connell scoring the second goal.
The Premier League featured the Midlands Derby meeting of relegation bound West Bromwich Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers with Dara O’Shea starting for the hosts but withdrawn on 33 minutes for tactical reasons while Callum Robinson was introduced from the substitute bench on 78 minutes as the sides played out a one all draw. Burnley played host to West Ham United at Turf Moor where they took the lead but the visiting ‘Hammers’ struck back quickly and scored twice to secure victory and sit in fifth place on the league table. Jimmy Dunne was unused on the ‘Clarets’ substitute bench while Darren Randolph, Conor Coventry and Ademipo Odubeko were also unused on the visiting ‘Hammers’ bench.