It’s a game Newcastle fans long for – and the fantastic 2-0 win on Sunday against a very good Liverpool side showed Newcastle at its best as the game was televised live around the world – and we looked a good side and our players ran themselves into the ground for a famous win.
What more could you ask for?
And after that first goal after 69 minutes the crowd were roaring on the lads and even when the referee gave five minutes of stoppage time to help Liverpool out when there wasn’t one stop for any injury in the second half – we used that to put in another goal to make it look at 2-0 – like it was an easy win for anybody who didn’t see the game.
As we said – who could ask for more?
Steve McClaren congratulates Gini Wijnaldum after the game
So now we go to White Hart Lane on Sunday against another good side in form – Tottenham.
And we have no idea what side will turn up for that game.
There are still huge question marks that exist for our players – but we are hoping for another all-out committed and passionate display at White Hart Lane – and we’ll need that if we are going to get anything out of the game.
Steve McClaren was asked if he thought Newcastle had turned the corner:
“That’s the big question we will ask this week ahead of Tottenham.” “It’s a tough away game.” “But this is what we are capable of doing.”
“We have had two or three false starts where you think we have turned the corner and think: ‘We’re up and running now’.”
“I’ve said before we will take steps back, which we have done – big ones.” “Liverpool was a big one forward, let’s keep going now.”
Newcastle have a good opportunity to put in another solid display before we face a huge 6 pointer at home to bottom-placed Aston Villa – a game we simply cannot lose.
We are nowhere near out of the woods yet and a couple of defeats in the next two games and we’ll be back to where we were before the Liverpool game.
That mustn’t happen.
6% thought we could beat Liverpool last Sunday and only 16% think we can win at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon.
So a Newcastle win would be another shock 3 points for us – go for it!