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.
Just got back, not the best performance ever but an important result #nufc
— Tommy Franklin (@YorkMagpie) March 8, 2017
I tell you what man, 7 points, away from home, against top 5 teams, in the space of 7 days is bloody marvelous! Well done! Well done! #NUFC
— Gavin Richmond (@gavthegeordie) March 8, 2017
Back home, voice gone, hands hurting, ears ringing. 7 points from 3 tough away games. Well in lads ????⚫️⚪️ #NUFC
— Lewis Whitehead (@LWhitehead92) March 7, 2017
— Dave Hughes (@davehughesjnr) March 7, 2017
— JM (@johnmeehan45) March 7, 2017
Apparently dismal game although decent result in the scheme of things #nufc
— gee singh (@geesingh1) March 7, 2017
Said 5 points from past 3 games would be good. Got 7. Damn sure will take that #nufc
— Ryan (@Ryno_10_7) March 7, 2017
So pleased for the #nufc squad that we got the draw. Could have won it yes, but could also have lost it. 3 tough games, 7 days, 7 pts.Happy!
— Jake Potter (@jakeypotter) March 7, 2017
— James Hocking© (@JimmyHock22) March 7, 2017
— Sarah Briony (@sportaholic_1) March 7, 2017
Feared the worst for our tough 3 away games after our home draw with Bristol City. #nufc Rafa and the lads have been brilliant.
— Giles Phrase (@GilesPhrase) March 7, 2017
Genuinely didn't expect 7 points from 9. I'd have taken 3 draws last week. Unreal performance. 3 of the next 4 at home. Howay the Lads #NUFC
— Scott Hope (@therealhopey) March 7, 2017