It was a really pleasant surprise the way Newcastle players performed yesterday, after the three-month lock-down of the Premier League due to the coronavirus pandemic.
And it really was a vital win – our 10th league win of the season.
But there was one player who outshone everybody else on the field yesterday, and that was Allan Saint-Maximin.
Manager Steve Bruce has said today that is one of the most naturally gifted players he has ever coached.
The players looked well-drilled and played attacking football from the start, which was nice to see.
There were some other good performances yesterday, notably from Matt Ritchie and Isaac Hayden.