Newcastle will go into the final two games of the season looking to collect all 6 points.
Papiss Cisse scoring first goal last night
Alan Pardew, after somehow crafting a win against the Champions League Finalists last night at Stamford Bridge, made that clear following the game.
Newcastle’s amazing win was made possible by two simply superb strikes from that man Papiss Cisse, who now has 13 goals in 12 appearances in Newcastle’s famous number 9 shirt.
Alan Pardew had this to say after the game last night:
“It’s all to play for,” “We’ve got ourselves in a great position. You don’t get in this position unless you have great players and some of our players tonight were phenomenal.
“We’ve got two games to go and the aim is to try and win them both and see where that leaves us.” “We’re very much focused on trying to achieve.”
“It’s not often in a professional career you get an opportunity to break into the top four of this country and we have been in and around it all year, we’ve touched fourth place and third a couple of times and with two to go we’re just below it.”
“There is pressure on us. We’re putting it on ourselves to try and get that fourth place. If we miss it it will still be a phenomenal season and I’m looking forward to the highlight video because some of the goals have been unbelievable.”
“We are all looking forward to Sunday. It’s going to be a special day for us, for everybody, a team challenging for the title and a team challenging for the Champions League.”
“If someone had said that to us at the start of the season, we probably wouldn’t have believed them.”
Newcastle are on 65 points in 5th place, and level with Tottenham, who of course have a much better goal difference than the Magpie, and both sides are just one point behind Arsenal.
Newcastle will next play league leaders Manchester City on Sunday, in their final home game of the season, and then the lads play at Everton a week come Sunday.
Newcastle could play spoilers to Manchester City’s Premier League title ambitions, if they take anything out of the game on Sunday, with Manchester United expected to win their final two games at home to Swansea and away at Sunderland.
The game on Sunday is another sellout, and it will again be broadcast live on TV around the world, which is fitting for such an important game, and if Newcastle can get all 3 points, then absolutely anything is possible when we go to the last game at Everton.
Newcastle now have 19 points more than the whole of last season, from their 36 games played – and that’s just an amazing performance from our team.