One player in the Arsenal side – former Newcastle target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – cost Arsenal more than the Newcastle side put together this afternoon.
Bet Newcastle were still the better team and we scored two good team goals and our players simply outfought the highly paid and celebrated Arsenal stars.
We deserved the win and Newcastle today and the club, in general, looked terrific on TV with NBCSN commentator Jon Champion doing his best to sell the club to any listening would-be buyer.
He complimented Newcastle on just about everything – including saying it’s the best place to be for a celebration – as like tonight.
Jon also told fans visiting England to make sure they take in a match at St. James’ Park one of the best places in England to experience the passion of football.
Well, he’s right there.
Rafa has the players playing out of their skins and they look so well coached it could point to a much more successful season starting in August.
Rafa Benitez – on the touchline today
And there was neither sight nor sound from the Newcastle owner Mike Ashley – who seems completely disinterested in the club.
That’s why he needs to sell to somebody who wants to make Newcastle great again.
Newcastle fans were delighted with the result, the display and getting to safety with five games still to play.
Beating arsenal to stay in the premier league another season! Rafa Benitez has to stay! Fantastic job he’s done! buzzing #nufc
— Sam Mott (@SamMott69) April 15, 2018
We are so lucky to have rafa as manager of our club #nufc
— Chris Cossey (@Cosseycj) April 15, 2018
— Brian Sunter (@Retnus) April 15, 2018
Pretty sure with money they have spent, I could’ve won the league with Man City.
Rafa should win Manager of the Year. 100%.#NUFC
— CompleteNUFC (@CompleteNUFC) April 15, 2018
— Matthew (@BigNumberFour) April 15, 2018
Today’s highlight …
Pedantic referee making Matt Ritchie go back and put the corner flag back in after booting it when he celebrated scoring his goal ?#NUFC
— David Foster (@Dfozzy1970) April 15, 2018
— Bjørn Westblad (@bjorwesToon) April 15, 2018
Some outstanding #NUFC performances all over the park today. Shelvey, Diame, Perez, Ritchie, Kenedy all stood out but it’s a team game and Rafa has them playing brilliantly. Survival guaranteed. Well done Rafa and the lads.
— KevLew (@Kevlew833) April 15, 2018
— Philip Hay (@PhilipHay) April 15, 2018
— Newcastle Stats (@NewcastleStats) April 15, 2018
Apart from the goals and the celebrations at the end, my favourite point of the #NUFC game today was when Arsenal scored and everyone starting singing and getting behind the lads. These lads graft like fuck and never shirk a battle, love them. Fully deserved win!
— Ryan Batey. (@_RyanBatey) April 15, 2018
Imagine what Rafa could do with a half decent owner and a bit of wedge to spend…? #nufc
— Mark Baty (@MarkoMkTwo) April 15, 2018
Great win for #NUFC today! Finally starting to look like a team on the pitch
— MattyGargann (@MattyGargann) April 15, 2018
More than one likely candidate for manager of the year, but what Rafa Benitez has done at #NUFC under the circumstances is worthy of recognition too.
— Jim Boardman (@JimBoardman) April 15, 2018
I went to the match today expecting nothing. We came away with everything.
— Morgan™ (@paulm1980) April 15, 2018
We can to 8th place and overtake Everton and Leicster City if we keep up our good results.
Would love to see #NUFC finish as high as possible in the PL as possible. Don’t take the foot off the gas. 8th or 9th makes the club altogether a better prospect in every regard going into the summer.
— Michael Martin (@tfMichael1892) April 15, 2018
And the last one from Lee Ryder – just before the end of the game – whta a day for the Toon!!!
Newcastle worked so hard for that until last few seconds. Superb effort. Rafa Benitez’s name being chanted now. Done a great job on a limited budget. Imagine what he’d do with a decent transfer pot? #nufc
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) April 15, 2018