It was a massive 1-0 win today at Stoke and just to put things in perspective – over the holiday period we have collected two aways wins and a home draw for 7 points – that’s after we had gone one point in the previous nine games – so things may be improving.
Stoke City were poor in this game until after Newcastle scored the go-ahead goal on 73 minutes as Perez flicked the ball into the net.
And then it was the Newcastle defense – looking solid again – with Karl Darlow making two excellent point-blank saves – that held on to get the win.
Karl will be the hero tonight but the lads played so much better than they did just two days ago and it was an excellent team display.
Newcastle fans are upbeat to say the least and we have to agree with one Newcastle fan – Scott Walker – who says
“What a bloody emotional rollercoaster it is supporting this club.”
Yes – it certainly is but it’s great when we actually win!
Ayoze Perez and Dwight Gayle – celebrate winning goal
— Gary Christie (@gaztoon84) January 1, 2018
Just watched the highlights. Karl Darlow is absolute gold! #NUFC
— MH (@_MH513_) January 1, 2018
Stoke were shocking today bar the last 10-15 mins. Thoroughly professional job by our lads today, just so annoying we couldn’t do that against Brighton. Swansea game a week Saturday lets go again #nufc
— Michael Anderson (@TheGeordieNeo) January 1, 2018
Start of the year with 3pts perfect #nufc
— martin gaule (@martingaule) January 1, 2018
Massive win that. Luton and swansea next up.. good time to build momentum. #Nufc
— Jonny Pegler (@Jonnypeg89) January 1, 2018
— Michael Martin (@tfMichael1892) January 1, 2018
Yes – it sure is!!!
What a bloody emotional rollercoaster it is supporting this club #nufc
— Baldinho (@ScottWalker1984) January 1, 2018
Pleased for Rafa too #NUFC
— Satul Parekh (@SatulParekh) January 1, 2018
That’s an absolutely massive 3 points and we’ve won every game this year. Just call us the Invincibles! #NUFC
— Chris Black (@ChrisBlack10) January 1, 2018
— Daniel Karlsson (@danielkarlson) January 1, 2018
— Daniel Owens (@DanielOwens13) January 1, 2018