For the first time this season, after four wins on the trot and a good 2-0 win at Oakwell last night Newcastle are now ahead of the pace set by Chris Hughton’s side last time we were in the Championship.
Newcastle are now 4 points better off than we were seven years ago after 13 games played.
Chris Hughton – while manager of Newcastle
Newcastle had just lost their second game in a row at Scunthorpe United 2-1, following a 1-0 shock defeat the previous Saturday afternoon at Nottingham Forest.
That was the lowest we got seven years ago and Chris’ team then went on a seven game winning streak starting with a tough 2-1 home win against Doncaster Rovers.
That was when Kevin Nolan got the winner two minutes into stoppage time after we had been 1-0 down at half-time before Andy Carroll’s equalizer on 67 minutes.
We’ll have to keep winning games over the next seven games to keep ahead of the pace set by Newcastle seven years ago and that could be difficult since we had 45 points after 20 games played back then.
But we need to press on and just keep winning.
Chris’ current club Brighton beat Wolves 1-0 at home last night to go third in the league on 25 points, just 3 points behind Newcastle.