Rafa Benitez reveals the ONLY positive to come from Newcastle's defeat to Huddersfield

Nahki Wells
Nahki Wells

Rafa Benitez said the only "positive" to come from Newcastle United's second successive defeat was the fans.

Benitez's side were beaten 2-1 by Huddersfield Town at St James's Park this afternoon.

Goals from Nahki Wells and Jack Payne condemned the club to a second Championship defeat.

"I didn't expect this performance," said United manager Benitez. "We knew they would be difficult to break down because they are organised.

"But we didn't play how we wanted to play. I'm really disappointed because we didn't play.

"I've seen the team doing well in training sessions, but there were too many mistakes. We need to show character."

There were 500 flags at one end of the stadium thanks to the Gallowgate Flags initiative.

Benitez added: "Today the only positive was the fans."