The 3-0 win yesterday took us to 32 points after 30 games played and closer to our minimum target of 40 points to survive.
It was an excellent performance from the players yesterday, and while they may not be the best in the Premier league their organization, discipline and passion paid off to give us the win we needed.
In our last two home games, we have shown we can beat anybody, and the hopes have to be hight that we can do well at home against Huddersfield, Arsenal, West Brom and Chelsea in our remaining home games.
We are 5 points above the drop zone although second bottom Stoke City still have to play tomorrow at home to Manchester City.
Rafa Benitez talks to Jonjo Shelvey after out 3rd goal was scored
But with the other results going for us yesterday – – but we put ourselves 3 points further away from relegation and improved our goal difference to -10.
The’s the best goal difference (tied by Bournemouth) of any side in the bottom 10 so that’s like an extra point for us in the relegation stakes.
With the way Newcastle played yesterday, we didn’t look like a relegation side and we can give most teams a game although it’s difficult to pick up points against the top six clubs.
We have 4 points taken from the top six so far – 3 points against Manchester United and a point against Liverpool – both at home.
We still have to meet Arsenal and Chelsea at home and Tottenham away during the run-in
Here’s where we are in the table after yesterday and while things are looking up – it’s only one game.
But our players must keep this form and this passion up in all our remaining eight games.
It was great to watch yesterday – they made us proud!