We had mentioned that the very fact we hadn’t won at Old Trafford since way back in 1972, should have acted as an inspiration to our players today to get the win – and Newcastle played very very well to get all three points, and few would say Newcastle didn’t deserve the win today, with good performances all around the field by Newcastle.
Vurnon Anita challenges Adnan Januzaj this afternoon
And in the last six games we have won five, and won at Manchester United and Tottenham, and at home to Chelsea, and three clean sheets too it’s all just unbelievable.
The three midfield players today – Yohan Cabaye, Vurnon Anita and Cheick Tiote were all in form and Mike Williamson and Colo were great in central defense, but it’s probably unfair to pick out individual players in what was another great team performance by this now good-looking Newcastle side.
And we have 26 points from 15 games which is exactly where we were two years ago after 15 league games, when we had been beaten 4-2 at Norwich.
Vurnon Anita talked on the Newcastle web-site after the game today:
“We knew that it had been 41 years since we last won here.” “We were told it a few days ago by the manager.” ”It’s a historical win and we did it with good, beautiful football.”
“We pressed the ball and kept it well when we won it back.” “We needed a win, of course. We lost on Wednesday at Swansea so felt we had something to straighten out, and we did it well.”
“It was great to be back in,” “You always want to play, and if you aren’t playing then you have to work hard in training so the manager knows you are ready.”
“I was pleased to start, I enjoyed it, I think I did well and we won, so everything is good.”
Vurnon himself had a very solid game, and the Newcastle players have a lot of individual skill and today passed the ball around really well mat Old Trafford today.
But things don’t get any easier because we have Southampton at home next Saturday and the Saints are a very good side and have Manchester city everything they could handle in the 1-1 draw at St, Mary’s Stadium this afternoon.
It will be a very difficult game for us, and we’ll need to be at or near our best form to take all 3 points from that game.
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