Newcastle fans swarmed to Twitter after our first win in 10 games.
Just to recap – 4 points in 10 games sounds a lot better than one point from 9 games but we need more wins on the board as we go forward.
It was the win Rafa has been talking about that will give our lads some real confidence and they now have a tough test against Manchester City at home on Wednesday night – a game that is being televised live around the world.
We need to put in a good performance in that game and then we have Brighton at home and then Stoke away – two other clubs in relegation trouble.
Two wins in those game and we will be flying.
Rafa Benitez and David Moyes – before the game
Here are some of the tweets from relieved Geordie fans – we’ve waited 9 weeks for this!!!!.
Oh what a day! Class day out in the big smoke & 3 points for Christmas! #NUFC
— Jack Edwards (@JkEdwards94) December 23, 2017
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle aaaall the way…
Oh what fun it is to see Newcastle win away!
Merry Christmas to all the #NUFC family. ????????
— Jeff H (@jeff00uk) December 23, 2017
Every time I have watched Saivet I’ve been very very impressed with him. This seasons Gouffran?#nufc
— Danny Brown (@DanielBrown666) December 23, 2017
That was a do or die game and we did. We rose to the occasion. Went a goal down, conceded a penalty and we still won convincingly. ? #nufc
— Natasha ???? (@NatashaNUFC) December 23, 2017
We WILL stay up, we WILL get taken over, we WILL become a force again, Rafa WILL make us great.
Keep the faith and we will be rewarded.
Howay the fucking lads. #NUFC
— CompleteNUFC (@CompleteNUFC) December 23, 2017
A good game from yourself today and nice work with the assist ? Merry Christmas #NUFC ????
— Sam (@Sam9nufc) December 23, 2017
If, after that result, with that midfield two, you still doubt Rafa benitez, then you’re an eejit.#NUFC
— phil bolam (@bolam80) December 23, 2017
And praise for our phenomenal traveling fans.
Fair play to all #nufc fans who travelled to London .. unreal
— Robbie Martin (@RobbieMarti9) December 23, 2017
— Matt (@MatthewArnott) December 23, 2017
Great grit to win that game today. Lads gave everything. Have to say Saivet played brilliantly. Even without the goal considering he hasn’t played all season put in one hell of an effort today. I love Lascelles more and more each game. Atsu fantastic. Bring on City ???? #NUFC
— Tuzz (@DTuzzeo) December 23, 2017
— Premier League EPL (@EPL_ArabicNews) December 23, 2017
You wer outstanding today! You had zabaleta in you back pocket for 90 and ran circles around him?#NUFC
— Dean Bell (@Deano_B1985) December 23, 2017
— Peter Bell (@PBellFitness) December 23, 2017
Mo Diame saved Christmas #NUFC
— Silas Wanje (@sillysilas) December 23, 2017
— Football Barmy (@wideon) December 23, 2017
Massive result that today! Only got Man City next! Watch us be the team to beat them #nufc
— Karl Muirhead (@KarlMuirhead) December 23, 2017
Colback in the same position as him, deemed to the reserves and his attitude has been appalling (by all accounts).
Shows the difference in mentality #NUFC
— Matt Upton (@mattjupton) December 23, 2017
Saw that team and my already low expectations bottomed out. Not often I’m right but I’m wrong again. Get in. Merry Xmas one and all. Ho ho f**king ho #nufc
— Rich Oliver (@richoliver1966) December 23, 2017
Even if #NUFC had the benefit of a diving Dele Alli every weekend, we still would not get awarded a penalty.
— njdevsfn95 (@njdevsfn95) December 23, 2017
— Peter Donnelly (@PeterDonnelly91) December 23, 2017