For the first time in over five years, Newcastle United finally saw an opposition player sent off against them, and fans can’t help but celebrate.

22 minutes into their Saturday clash with Huddersfield, a cynical studs-up challenge on Miguel Almiron saw Terriers defender Tommy Smith given his marching orders.

It was the first time in 155 games an opposition player had been sent off against the Toon, a remarkable record stretching back half a decade.

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Norwich’s Bradley Johnson was the last person to be sent off against The Mags, way back in January 2014.

But Johnson was also sent off alongside Newcastle’s Loic Remy, as the pair were engaged in a scrap.

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The last time Newcastle actually had a numerical advantage against a team was 26 December 2013 in a match versus Stoke City.

Stoke City had both Marc Wilson and Glenn Whelan sent off before half time in that match, a huge slice of fortune that Newcastle have been paying for ever since.

Thankfully though, the Toon were able to take advantage of their long awaited opposition red card on Saturday.

An impressive team performance proved enough to see off the visitors in a 2-0 win.

And although Toon fans were happy with the result, some were happier at the sending off!

Newcastle fans react to Huddersfield red card

Teams rarely get a red card advantage, but a five year drought is desperately unlucky.

Newcastle fans can be pleased the record has now come to an end.

Newcastle players themselves have seen 16 reds in that time, highlighting the ridiculousness of the record.

Hopefully the Toon won’t have to wait too long for the next one to come around!

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