Zola ends drought, Ritchie sends Newcastle top

Matt Ritchie's first-half goal sent Newcastle United top of the Championship with a 1-0 victory over play-off chasing Derby County at St James' Park.

Former Bournemouth midfielder Ritchie saw his 20-yard effort deflect into the top-right corner to clinch a win that puts the pressure on Brighton, who must win away at Brentford on Sunday to reclaim top spot.

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