Newcastle now have two wins, three draws and one defeat (9 points) in our last six league games, and we could have had more points with a little luck against Swansea and Burnley at home.
And the defeat was at Manchester City where not many teams get anything these days – in fact, City have dropped only 2 points at the Etihad Stadium all season.
Newcastle put in their best performance of the season on Sunday for our best result of the season – a terrific 1-0 home win over Manchester United.
And that display is now the standard at Newcastle, and we hope we can follow that up with a win at Bournemouth a week on Saturday.
Martin Dubravka – in action on Sunday
One reason for the win was the terrific performance of our new goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.
It was a tough debut for the Slovakian International, but he came through the game with flying colors.
Martin has talked about what the feeling was like to win against such a famous team on his debut:
“It was an amazing feeling for me because we won against a very strong team,”
“I’m very happy that we won as a team. We worked hard in training. We tried to do our best.”
“It was very important for me,” “When you’re in a new club and trying to do your best and show people that you deserve to be here, it’s very important.”
“But probably more important for me was the first touch with the ball.”
“You’re trying to help the players and I was happy at that moment that I could pass a good ball and stay calm and just enjoy the game.”
Kenedy and Dubravka look like excellent loan signings for us, and we are hoping that striker Islam Slimani can make his debut at Bournemouth.
And start scoring some goals for us.
Newcastle hopefully will be in good form and get the results in our final 11 games.
Sunday’s result and performance were monumental for the club, but now we have to be consistent and start beating the lesser teams in the Premier League and pick up those points.