Newcastle United fail to extend winning run, but fans are not bothered

Newcastle United failed to claim a third Championship win on the bounce as they were restricted to a goalless stalemate by Reading, but the fans are still satisfied.

Rafael Benitez’s men had an opportunity to hold a five-point lead at the top of the Championship table on Tuesday evening, but they were unable to get the job done at the Madejski Stadium.

Reading are also in the hunt for Premier League promotion as they reside fifth in the standings, seven points above closest playoff challengers Fulham.

Jaap Stam’s side dominated the ball, but they had fewer attempts at goal than their counterparts.

Neither side could break the deadlock, though, as a point was shared between the two clubs.

After back-to-back defeats, the Royals are on a more positive run having secured a win and a draw in their last two Championship matches.

Newcastle are still in good form having gone 11 games without a loss in the second tier.

Despite dropping points this week, the Magpies’ following are still content with the result.