Our players got the job done and not only easily beat the Saints 3-0, but the performance was excellent.
If we can play like that for our remaining 8 games of the season we will be OK and in the Premier League next season.
That would be SUCCESS for this season.
And as it happens, all the results went our way over the weekend so far.
Stoke play at home to Manchester City tonight, and it will be difficult for the Potters to get something out of that game but not impossible.
Rafa Benitez – on the touchline on Saturday
Newcastle won and we got our goal difference down to -10, and after Bournemouth lost at home 4-1 yesterday to Spurs, we have the lowest goal difference of all the bottom 12 clubs.
Here’s how the other clubs got on over the weekend.
- Brighton lost 2-0 at Everton
- Huddersfield and Swansea drew 0-0
- West Bron lost 4-1 at home to Leicester
- West Ham lost 3-0 at home to Burnley – the shock team of the season
- Crystal Palace lost 2-1 at home to Chelsea
- Bournemouth lost 4-1 at home to Spurs
Stoke to play at home to Manchester City tonight.
Newcastle gained 3 points on 5 relegation fighting teams and 2 points on another two sides.
It couldn’t be much better than that.
And if Stoke win tonight we are 4 points above the drop zone – if they don’t win we are 5 points above the drop zone.
We can also add a point to that becasue of our goal difference.
But we cannot get carried away – the only thing that matters now is to beat Huddersfield at home two weeks come Saturday.
As Rafa says, it’s got to be one game at a time.