The three Premier League games last night saw the three top six clubs – Chelsea, Manchester City, and Tottenham all win their games at home.
Chelsea beat Brighton 3-0, Man City beat Cardiff 2-0 and go back on top of the league and Tottenham won their first game at their new stadium and beat Crystal Palace 2-0.
So three of the clubs battling with Newcastle for survival all lost their games.
It could be that a win against Crystal Palace on Saturday will not only take us up at least one place in the league table but could be the win that makes us safe in the Premier League.
Rafa Benitez – he looks happy enough
But it’s now up to the players to go all out for the win on Saturday at St. James’ Park.
Maybe after that, we can sign Rafa Benitez to a long term contract?
3rd bottom Cardiff City, who are favorites for the drop don’t play again until a week on Saturday when they play at Burnley.
But the good news is the results went our way last night.