Eunan O’Kane was doubtful earlier this week for the game against Newcastle at Elland Road today but he played in the game that Newcastle won 2-0 to make it 9 wins in a row in all competitions for the Magpies and 24 points from the last 8 Championship games.
Rafa Benitez now has the chance of being the first Newcastle manager ever to win 10 games in a row if we can beat Blackburn Rovers at home next Saturday – maybe a guaranteed sell-out for that game where history could be made.
O’Kane doesn’t think Leeds United played as well as they have in their previous games when they had won the last three league games and conceded only 7 goals in their last 10 league games.
Robert Green drops ball and Dwight Gayle scores
Here’s a tweet Eunan sent out after the game.
A disappointing result for us today. Didn’t reach the levels we have been at and got what we deserved. Thanks to everyone who came out#MOT
— Eunan O’Kane (@eunan10) November 20, 2016
In this game Newcastle got two goals and the first was an absolute gift from former England goalkeeper Robert green who literally dropped the ball at Dwight Gayle’s feet bout a foot from the goal line – an embarrassing error from Green.
Newcastle played another solid game today with Dwight Gayle getting a second goal after 54 minutes and it was a well worked team goal from the visitors.
Karl Darlow had a good game in goal making several good saves – this lad seems to be improving all the time.
Newcastle are now 5 points clear of Brighton at the top of the Championship and 9 points clear of Reading in 3rd place.