Newcastle put in another solid and determined display this afternoon against Liverpool, and came away worthy winners by 2-0, with both goals coming from Papiss Cisse.
Papiss Cisse – after scoring his second goal today
That was Newcastle’s 11th clean sheet of the season and our 15th win in 31 league games, which is not too bad at all.
To win almost half your games in the Premier League is very good, and reflects the fantastic season Newcastle are having.
But the thing that impresses us the most is the players are not getting carried away by the excellent results, and they play each game as it comes.
The next game is at Swansea this Friday, and the South Wales side were beaten 3-1 this afternoon at White Hart Lane, and that kept Tottenham a full 5 points above Newcastle in the league.
But if Newcastle can somehow keep the winning streak going, like Glenn Roeder did in 2006, when we won six of our last seven games, anything is still possible.
Yohan Cabaye had a good game for the side today, and this is what the French International had to say after the game:
“It was a very important game,” “We won, and we had a clean sheet as well so I think that’s perfect for us and now we are in a very, very good position. It was a very good result.”
“Will the people who watched on television have been impressed? Maybe, but we played only for us – to win the game for the fans and to get points in the league. We won today and we have seven games left.”
“And I think we can do something if we stay focused only on what we do on the pitch and just think about the next game.” “We have to keep working to keep this ten-point difference.”
“We have the same points as Chelsea, which is good for us, and if we get a lot of points from the next games we can think about something at the end of the season.”
“But it’s important this week to prepare well for Swansea, because that is going to be a tough game away from home.”
There will be a little celebrating and reflection on this win tomorrow, but then Newcastle will prepare thoroughly for the next game at Swansea City this Friday -which is Good Friday.
We hope it is good for Newcastle.
Swansea are a very good footballing side, and are likely to have the majority of the possession in the game, but Newcastle will again go all out for the win.
A win in South Wales will be Newcastle’s 4th win on the trot in the league, if we can get it, and that will be the first time this season we’ve done that.
It would be a great time to do it too, with just 7 games left this season.
The lads got the job done this afternoon, there’s no doubt about that and all credit to them.
Howay The Lads!!