Newcastle fans got some hope yesterday with a really fine performance from the Newcastle team that included a great first half show, when we were simply too much for a good West Ham side, and most of the attacks were orchestrated by new arrival Jonjo Shelvey.
In that first 20 minutes we looked a very good side, but then after being 2-0 up at half time we gifted West Ham a goal five minutes into the second period and they were right back in it.
Jonjo Shelvey – gave Newcastle fans hope yesterday
But the lads did play well in the second half too and managed to retain the lead for only our fifth win in 22 league games this season.
We are now 4th bottom on 21 points from 22 games played.
Newcastle still have a long way to go to safety, but there is hope in the way Shelvey fitted in perfectly in his debut for Newcastle.
After the game this is what Jonjo told nufcTV:
“It’s an easy place to come and play football, to be honest with you. The fans are behind you, there are some tremendous players in that dressing room. “
“It normally takes a little bit of time for players to settle, but I felt right at home. “The players were reading my passes very well and people were getting into position, so it was just easy.”
I thought it would be a lot harder than it has been this week, but it has been perfect. “It was a massive win. It’s been a great week for the club – it was a great point against Manchester United and we have followed it up with a massive win against West Ham.”
“It was a perfect performance, I think, in the first half. We started really well, pressed the ball and they rarely played out from the back.”
We showed real intent and got our two early goals.”
“It’s quite an easy pass to make. Daryl makes those forward runs all the time – he’s a very advanced full-back – and if he keeps making those runs, I’ll always try to find him.”
Now Newcastle have to take something out of the game at Watford next Saturday and another win is really what we need – and if the team plays as well as they did yesterday – that’s more than possible.
Howay The Lads!!