After success on Tuesday night, Newcastle United once again hit the road with a trip to the John Smith’s Stadium. With 1,900 Geordies descending on the Yorkshire town for this top of the table clash. Here’s everything you need to know about the trip to Huddersfield.
Last time out: Newcastle 1-2 Huddersfield Town
Saturday will see Newcastle make their competitive bow at the John Smiths Stadium. Newcastle have faced Town here but only in friendlies the most recent coming in 2014. Ahead of the campaign in which United would secure safety on the final day, Newcastle could only manage a draw in Yorkshire. Emmanuel Riviere, somewhat surprisingly opened the scoring from close range after 16 minutes. However, Town got two through Forest loanee Radoslav Majewski and former Mackem Jon Stead. Newcastle, however, would equalise through new signing Remy Cabella to end it in a draw. However, earlier in the season, Huddersfield got the better of United and ran out 2-1 winners thanks to goals either side of Dwight Gayle’s equaliser from Nakhi Wells and Jack Payne.
This Time Around
Much has changed since that warm August night. Saturday will see a top of the table clash between the side. David Wagner’s Town have been impressive in the league this season and as the result at St. James shows, are more than a match for Newcastle. Huddersfield sit third, eight points off Newcastle in first. However, despite a heavy defeat in the Cup at the Etihad. Town haven’t lost a league game since being beaten at Hillsborough on the 14th of January. Furthermore, they beat second place Brighton and sit top of the form table. This will undoubtedly be another stern test in front of the Sky cameras.
Game and Travel Information
United fans will be making the 236 round mile journey to Yorkshire on Saturday. By train, the stadium is within walking distance of Huddersfield train station taking no more than 15 minutes. Firstly, you must turn down past the George Hotel into Northumberland Street and walk down across the ring road straight on to Leeds Road. Turning right down Gasworks Street and straight over the crossing to the ground. However, if you are driving to the game, the ground is situated off the A62 Leeds Road. It is easily reached from Junction 25 of the M62. On the A62, follow Huddersfield signs and the Stadium will appear on your left.
In terms of pubs around the ground, many are recommended such as the Gas Club, a 5 to 10-minute walk from the ground. Other popular pubs are the Head of Steam near the railway and the Rope Walk pub. There is also a club shop in the ground.
Feature Image Credit: Tony Hisgett