Newcastle fullback Simpson loved thumping former club Man Utd

Newcastle United fullback Danny Simpson admits he loved thumping former club Manchester United this week.

Newcastle United fullback Danny Simpson admits he loved thumping former club Manchester United this week.

The Toon defender made a brilliant goalline clearance from Wayne Rooney with the score at 2-0.

And Simpson, who celebrated his 25th birthday on Wednesday in style, said: "I said at Old Trafford when we played there my goalline clearance was like scoring a goal, Wednesday's was like a hat-trick!

"As a team we were pretty comfortable but they had a five-minute spell where they had a few chances.

"I dropped back on the line for our keeper Tim Krul and Rooney flashed at it, I managed to get my knee in the way and it went out.

"We got through that spell and as a defender it's probably the next best thing to scoring a goal."

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