On what must be one of the most unexpected, yet best displays at St. James Park in many a year, Newcastle simply demolished Aston Villa 6-0 this afternoon.
Captain Kevin Nolan scores Newcastle’s second goal
After Aston Villa had demolished West Ham 3-0 last week at Villa Park, we had said in our match preview we would be satisfied with a draw, but this was an amazing display by the Newcastle team.
Newcastle had two let-offs in the first 25 minutes as John Carew completely wasted a 10th minute penalty, by blazing way over the bar, and then Ashley Young was clean through but flagged for offside, when in fact he wasn’t.
But apart from those two good chances, Villa got very short change from a Newcastle side who went about their task in a workmanlike fashion, and even seemed a little nervous, at least in the first 10 minutes.
But the Newcastle players’ willingness to back each other up, and play a team game, paid off handsomely in the end, as they took their chances when they came along.
It’s a shocking result, in the real sense of the word, because what odds could you have got this morning, for a Newcastle 6-0 win today?
Yes, it’s only one game, and we certainly will not be getting carried away with the win, and we’ll keep our feet firmly on the ground, and yes, the next job is to put in a very solid performance at Wolves this coming weekend, and hopefully pick up more points.
We may still be in for a relegation dog-fight this season, but this result might show that Newcastle may be a better team than they’ve been given credit for, and certainly Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood continue to gain the confidence of the Newcastle fans, for the expert job they have done for the club over these last 13 months.
But celebrations are certainly in order for at least a day or two, after what was a truly memorable performance from this Newcastle United side.
It was simply unbelievable.