Newcastle did tonight what good teams do and when the lads were nowhere near their best in the first half, they hung in there and even went ahead after 42 minutes against the run of play through Yoan Gouffran.
It was the Frenchman’s 7th goal of the season and another important goal for Newcastle.
Sign this man up for another two years!
Yoan Gouffran scores vital first goal
Newcastle were improved after the break and karma seems alive and well and came into effect when Henri Lansbury – the villain in Nottingham Forest’s 2-1 win when we were down to 9 men before the break because of his acting performance – was kind enough to put the ball into his own net to give us a 2-0 lead.
That was after 59 minutes and Newcastle simply controlled the game for the last 30 minutes to get our 22nd win of the season in 32 games – that’s a 69% win rate in the league and we are 33 points above Aston Villa in the league.
Here’s what the league table looks like tonight.
Now we must beat Bristol City at home on Saturday – come hell or high water – and hopefully we’ll put in a better first half display than we did tonight.
It was a big win tonight.