Newcastle have five games through January 1st, and the number of points we can get form those game will determine how well we are positioned at the start of the transfer window, and how well we may do this season.
Yohan Cabaye – after scoring the winner
Certainly the way the lads have performed since the Sunderland defeat with five league wins out of six augers well for this season, but of course you never know with Newcastle.
But certainly Saturday’s win at Old Trafford was simply magnificent, and the game plan seemed to work to perfection, but of course all the headlines and reports are about Manchester United losing, and not about Newcastle actually getting a great win – and on merit.
This is what Alan Pardew said today about the game:
“I saw Everton waited 21 years to win here so we are double that. It was a great victory for the club. We have been here three times under my stewardship and I thought we deserved to win at least one of them.”
“We were terrific today and were in control of the game.” “It’s a bloody long time is 41 years. Sometimes when you get victories of this manner, it’s difficult to digest straight away.”
“This result, however, is above the others from this season. This is a difficult place to come in terms of the stadium, the aura of it – you’ve got to concentrate for 90 minutes.”
“We came here last year and were 3-2 up with nine minutes to go. It was a couple of errors that cost us and when we scored, that was the thing that I was most concerned about.”
“You have to play every moment to win at Old Trafford. But if we were going to do it, then that’s the way to do it.” “We came here with a different style. “
“We needed to retain possession and Vurnon Anita was brought in to maybe control the midfield area and I was really pleased that kind of worked out for us.”
“We didn’t give Man United too many options to get through us, I felt the players worked the game plan really well today.”
In fact last December Newcastle were 3-2 up with nineteen minutes to go at Old Trafford.
These are the games we have through January 1st, when we are on the road at West Brom.
Sat 14 15:00 H Southampton Sat 21 15:00 A Crystal Palace Thu 26 15:00 H Stoke City Sun 29 13:30 H Arsenal January Wed 01 15:00 A West Brom
How many points do you think we can get out of those five games?
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