Magpies super-subs sink U's

BY foxsports • April 13, 2013

Fulham manager Martin Jol said he was a 'happy customer' after his side picked up a share of the spoils at Aston Villa which moved them onto the 40-point mark.

Charles N'Zogbia put Villa in front when he bent a shot into the top left hand corner, but Fabian Delph flicked a header into his own goal to gift the west Londoners a point.

However, Jol admitted Paul Lambert's men were the better side on the day and was pleased to come away with a draw.

"First I'm pleased because I thought they looked the better team," the Dutchman told Sky Sports. "We were hot and cold today. We had good possession and then we were sloppy again, so we made them stronger.

"If you look at them over the last three to four weeks they have had three wins and one defeat, so I think they did ever so well.

"They press you, they're strong, they've got strong runners, so I think in the end to get a draw at Villa Park where last year we lost in the dying seconds is good.

"To be at 40 points as well makes me a happy customer."

Notts took the lead against the run of play after 18 minutes when Curtis Thompson pulled the ball across the area and Jeff Hughes scored.

The visitors equalised in the 37th minute when, after a terrific passing move, Andrew Bond's low cross gave Jabo Ibehre a simple tap-in on the line.

The half-time whistle was delayed when U's defender David Wright came off worst in a clash of heads with Joss Labadie right on the 45 minute mark, and after a lengthy stoppage of more than 10 minutes the full-back had to be carried from the field on a stretcher.

County restored their lead after 77 minutes when sub Arquin met a Alan Sheehan corner with a terrific looping header over goalkeeper Sam Walker.

Youngster Nangle then came off the bench to seal the win for the Magpies in stoppage time when he coolly slotted home an Enoch Showunmi cross.


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