Rafa was pleased to get our first win in 10 games today with a brilliant 3-2 scoreline at West Ham this afternoon in front of over 56.000 fans.
But when Andy Carroll came on late in the game he caused some problems for his hometown club, and it could have been that the Hammers would get the equalizer.
And after hitting the bar and the post in this game, it would have been just the Magpies recent bad luck to concede.
But we didn’t and hung on for the win and we give our players enormous credit for their performance today and make no mistake about it – we deserved all 3 points.
Rafa Benitez – waves to the 3,000 traveling fans after the win today
We are hoping this is a watershed game for Newcastle and we now need more wins on the board.
Here’s the video on Sky Sports with Rafa Benitez after the game.
And hopefully, this will put to rest some of the daft criticisms of the manager after we won this game with a weakened side.
I’m looking forward to waking up tomorrow morning early – and realize we won the game today – fabulous.