Newcastle got the points their fans expected today, and while it looked easy in the first half, and the lads were two up with goals from two Frenchmen – Loic Remy and Yoan Gouffran – in the second half we saw a bit of a labored performance from the Magpies.
Loic Remy in action this afternoon
After the game Alan Pardew had this to say on BBC Sport:
“I thought we looked a little tired in the second half. Norwich had a good second half but I felt we were in control of the game,”
“That is a third win on the trot and a big, big win.” “That is a third win on the trot and a big, big win.” “This was as important as beating Chelsea and Spurs.”
“We are looking really solid and have good influence off the bench. We are in good shape. We deserved to win. I don’t think we were brilliant but the most important thing was the three points.”
It wasn’t a great performance from Newcastle today, although we were well in control in that first half.
But Newcastle made it a little nervous for their fas in the second half, and we did look a little bit lackadaisical in those final 45 minutes.
But we now have 20 points from just 12 games – and halfway to safety. 😀
Last season – as a comparison – we had 20 points after 21 league games.
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