Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was a delighted man after the 3-0 demolition of Stoke City this afternoon.
Yohan Cabaye scores Newcastle’s first goal today
Newcastle were 2-0 up after 18 minutes, with Yohan Cabye getting the first goal, after a Papiss Cisse header had hit the cross-bar, following magical work down the left wing by Ben Arfa.
And then a superb Yohan Cabaye through ball after 18 minutes, had Papiss Cisse beat the Stoke defense with his speed and his deadly accuracy, as he slotted the ball home for his 11th goal of the season for Newcastle.
A second half goal from Cabaye – his 5th of the season for Newcastle – was enough to give the Magpies an emphatic victory this afternoon and Newcastle looked a very good side today.
Alan Pardew was a delighted man after the game:
“We showed real quality today. Cabaye, Hatem, Cisse, Demba were a problem for Stoke all afternoon.”
“Once the first goal went in, we was in total control of the game.” “Yohan Cabaye’s pass was exquisite, one of the passes of the season for me.”
“He’s fine, it was good to protect players after going 3 up.” “Williamson was outstanding in looking after an England International in Peter Crouch.”
“Hatem’s workrate was phenomenal.” “Six wins on the trot is a fantastic effort. We’ve just got to try and win every game and see where it takes us.”
Yes it’s six league wins on the trot now for Newcastle, for the first time in about 18 years, by our reckoning.
And Newcastle are now currently in 4th place in the league table, 4 points ahead of Chelsea and 3 points ahead of Tottenham – who are currently playing QPR and are one goal down at half time.
Newcastle have put themselves into a great position to challenge for a Champions League place for next season.
Howay The Lads!!