With Tottenham being beaten 1-0 tonight at QPR, Newcastle are now clear in 4th place in the Premier League on 62 points from 34 games.
Alan Pardew – been magnificent for Newcastle this season
QPR were reduced to 10 men late in the game when they were 1-0 up through a great Taarabt first half free-kick, when Taarabt was sent off for a dubious second yellow card for kicking the ball away after 78 minutes.
But QPR held out and moved to 5th bottom of the league with 34 points, and Tottenham seemed to lack conviction and even fight, against their London neighbors.
It was another dubious decision by referee Mark Clattenburg, which seemed again to be in favor of one of the top teams, and another poor decision by the referee.
But Newcastle are now 3 points clear of Tottenham and 4 points clear of Chelsea, after easily beating Stoke 3-0 this afternoon at St. James’ Park, and only 3 points behind Arsenal with a game in hand.
Newcastle have a terrific chance now of making the Champions League, and with four games to go, they may need only a couple of wins to do that.
In their six game winning streak, the lads have kept five clean sheets – and only conceded one goal while scoring 13 – astonishing.
Howay The Lads!!