Newcastle were so much better than Crystal Palace yesterday that the 3-0 final score-line was hardly indicative of just how good Newcastle played at Selhurst Park, where they thoroughly deserved all 3 points.
A reflective Alan Pardew yesterday at Selhurst Park
And it was again the game plan that made Newcastle so dominant yesterday, when our players executed it to almost perfection, and now in the last eight games we have six wins, 19 points and four clean sheets.
The Newcastle manager talked about the game plan after the game:
“We had a game plan to try and take the pressure out of their pressurizing. We couldn’t have done it any better. The players were very accurate with their passing and we looked comfortable right from kick-off.”
“I thought we had some outstanding performances out there.”
“I would like to wish our fans a very merry Christmas. They were brilliant today and I’m, sure they are looking forward to Boxing Day and hopefully we will give them a great performance.”
It seems that Newcastle are becoming better as a team, as they understand the strengths and weaknesses of the players, and we looked a well oiled unit yesterday and had 67% of the possession.
Now the task is to keep up the good form against Stoke City and Arsenal in the next two games at St. James’ Park, which are on Thursday and Sunday respectively.
If we can get 4 points from those two games then we’ll continue to fly high.
What do you think?
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