It was a big relief yesterday that we won the game at Upton Park against a West Ham side that are fighting against relegation again, and dropped into the relegation zone at 3rd bottom on 18 points, just above Sunderland and Cardiff on goal difference.
Loic Remy – after scoring Newcastle’s second goal yesterday
Ir was another excellent performance from Yohan Cabaye that was one big difference between the sides yesterday, and two great goals from the French International and another well taken goal from Loic Remy – his 11th PL goal in a Newcastle shirt - got the job done.
It wasn’t too surprising that manager Alan Pardew was delighted with the 3 points against his former club:
“A super win. We made it difficult for ourselves in the second half. We could have come away without winning – they had two big chances.”
“We were really good in the first half – we had something like 12 shots in the first half. We were kicking ourselves to be just a goal up at half-time.”
The Newcastle squad will now be off to Abu Dhabi for three or four days training in warm weather, and will probably return around Thursday of this week – so yesterday’s win was simply the perfect result.
We are hoping that Faye Downey, the Fitness Director is on the trip, because then we’ll know the lads will be put through their paces by Faye, and it will hardly be a boondoggle.
Our next home is at Norwich in nine days time, and if we can keep up our good form, we could even get another win at Carrow Road, before we face Sunderland at home the following Saturday in a game we just have to win.
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