Manager Alan Pardew has offered a positive note about the visit a week come Sunday of Tottenham Hotspur.
Demba Ba and Leon Best – would you like this dance?
It’s almost a certainty that Alan will field another unchanged side from the side that have won their last two league games, and that will mean Ben Arfa and David Santon again on the bench, just waiting for their chance.
The Wolves side close teams down well, but the Newcastle strike duo of Best and Demba Ba again looked good at Molineaux, and Demba Ba scored a nice goal from a Yohan Cabaye perfectly flighted corner, and Leon Best had a very good all-around game.
In the 65th minute Leon unselfishly set up his strike partner Ba, as the Irish striker put a beautiful ball through to the Senegal International, who put the ball only inches wide of the upright – otherwise it would have been 3-0.
Manager Alan Pardew seems delighted with the form of his strike duo, and thinks they can get the job done for Newcastle at home against Spurs, and in front of 52,000 screaming Geordies – and he could be right.
This is what Alan told Sky Sports:
“You have to say with the service they had, Demba and Bestie were very, very good again against Wolves,”
“At home, and on a bigger pitch against a team that don’t close down like Wolves – and Tottenham don’t – we’ll hopefully cause some problems.”
“Hopefully, we’ll put in a good performance for our fans, with St James’ Park full and buzzing.”
It will be a tough game against Spurs, but it will also be the first side in the top six that Newcastle have faced so far this season, so it will be a good test for the Magpies.
And Newcastle can surely beat any side at St. James’ Park this season, and a win at home against a fellow top side would be just terrific.