Our four-game winning streak came to an end at Goodison Park last night when we lost to the single goal of the game scored by Theo Walcott after 51 minutes.
It’s not been a lucky venue for Newcastle and Everton have now won five consecutive Premier League games against Newcastle for the first time since January 1920.
In that sequence, Everton have scored 9 goals, and Newcastle have not scored any, and the streak goes back to 28 December 2014 when we hammered Everton 3-2 at home, and Alan Pardew left the club after that game.
We should be able to beat West Brom at home on Saturday in our next game, but that could end up as a banana skin if we don’t play better than we did last night.
The last time we were beaten was also in Liverpool (2-0), and we didn’t score in that game either.
Rafa Benitez – arrives at Goodison Park last night
Rafa will not stand any lack of effort and determination to win in the final four games, and he could well shake up the Newcastle team if we cannot beat West Brom on Saturday afternoon.
This is an excellent chance for the lads to come storming back to their winning ways but West Brom have beaten Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford and drawn 2-2 with Liverpool in their last couple of games.
So it will be a much tougher game than we had expected a short few weeks ago, but we are at home and have a chance to make it five wins on the trot at St. James’ Park before we play Watford and Tottenham away.
That’s worth going for.
Howay The Lads!!