There was some good news for Newcastle fans around the world this afternoon, as the lads won their first game away from home since December 9th, when we beat Coventry City 2-0.
Andy Carroll – scored 11th goal of the season today – yes another header 😀
While WBA won at home against Derby County 3-1 to take over second place, Nottingham Forest came a bit of a cropper at Leicester City where Nigel Pearson’s side beat Forest 3-0.
It looked like Forest were in the game but goals from Berner (68) , Gallagher (79) and King (81) late on gave Leicester City an excellent win.
So Newcastle are starting to open up a decent gap on the 3rd placed side and are 8 points clear of Forest with a much better goal difference and a game in hand.
If Newcastle can win their game in hand on Forest, it’s a virtual 12 points clear of the 3rd placed side, and we still have to play Forest at home on 29th March – that should be some game.
The top two of course gain automatic promotion to the Premier League.
Do you think Coloccini is pleased with his goal? 😀
But yes, we know, we cannot get carried away – and the next step on the road to promotion is against Barnsley at St. James’ Park next Saturday afternoon at 3:00 pm.
The lads will be hoping to extend their winning streak to four, but a win against Barnsley cannot be taken for granted.
All the players should be concentrating on next week in training is how to get all 3 points in that game, and after that it will be Middlesbrough away on the following Saturday.
These games are becoming massively important, but let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves, we still have 39 points to play for and therefore anything is still possible.
But it was a very good win today, and the job got done at Watford, although the last 4 minutes was very nervy for Newcastle fans, after the home side scored in injury time, and made it only a single goal advantage for the Magpies.
But a win’s a win and we’re more than happy.