Newcastle won their fourth game in a row yesterday when we beat Arsenal 2-1 at St. James’ Park in a game where we overpowered the London side in the second half in front of another 52,000 sell-out crowd.
That was after Arsenal had taken the lead on 14 minutes through Alexandre Lacazette.
But a brilliant team goal finished off by Ayoze Perez after 29 minutes brought Newcastle right back into the game.
And after having the better off it in the second half another excellent goal from Matt Ritchie – scored this time with his right foot after 68 minutes – got the points for Newcastle.
Rafa Benitez with Jamaal Lascelles – after the Arsenal win
We are now in 10th place on 41 points with 5 games to play and if we can reach 50 points it will be only the second time under Mike Ashley that Newcastle have finished with 50 points or more.
The best season we had was under Alan Pardew when we finished 5th top with 65 points in 2012.
The next best was a 10th place finish in 2014 with 49 points after we lost seven of the final eight games.
But Newcastle are now confounding the pundits and if we can get 9 points from our last five games we will have had a terrific season after all and the second best in 11 years.
|Premier Season||Position||Number of Points|
|2008-2009||18||34 - relegated|
|2009-2010||1 (Championship)||102 - promoted|
|2015-2016||18||37 - relegated|
|2016-2017||1 - (Championship)||94 - promoted|
|2017-2018||10||41 - status after 36 games|
Here’s where we stand at the moment.
Howay The Lads!!