Former Magpies left-back Stuart Pearce has told Sky Sports News today that he’s not sure who can stop Newcastle, who went to Elland Road on Saturday afternoon and beat an in-form Leeds United side 2-0 in front of a sold-out stadium.
Newcastle won with two goals from number 9 Dwight Gayle, who seems to be scoring goals for fun this season and now has 13 in 14 appearances for the Magpies – and top of the Championship goalscorer list.
Newcastle have surged to the top of the Championship over the last eight games after we drew at Villa Park 1-1 back on September 24th conceding a last minute equalizer – almost two months ago.
Stuart Pearce – very strange statement
And we have won every game since, starting with that incredible come from behind win at St. James’ Park against Norwich City, when we scored two goals deep into stoppage time to win the game 4-3.
Here’s how we stand at the moment at the top of the league.
Stuart thinks it will be difficult for other clubs to catch Newcastle, but it’s his comment about the Newcastle manager that quickly grabs the attention.
This is what Stuart told Sky Sports news:
“I’m not sure how you stop them.” “They have the biggest squad, arguably one of the best managers in the league.”
“Arguably the best set of supporters and I think they are going to be unstoppable this year, with momentum on their side.”
Arguably one of the best managers in the league?
So who else in the Championship has won three European trophies – one Champions League (Liverpool) and two Europa Leagues (Valencia, Chelsea) – one FIFA Club World Cup (Inter-Milan) , plus the Spanish League twice with Valencia – beating out Real Madrid and Barcelona.
That’s among other trophies Rafa has won like the FA Cup with Liverpool.
Maybe it was a slip of the tongue by Stuart but “arguably” infers Rafa may not be one of the best managers in the second division.
It must have been a slip of the tongue.
That’s right isn’t it?