Match highlights of the 1-0 victory over QPR yesterday for you all to digest now. The win takes us to 6th in the table snuggled nicely behind Arsenal on goal difference. Do you dare to dream?
Leon Best scored the goal that gave us the win with a neat bit of footwork and a cool finish. You wouldn’t think he’d gone four months without a goal would you? In fairness to Best he looked a lot better yesterday than he has done in recent weeks but whether that is enough to at least partially fill the void left by Demba Ba is something we’ll have to wait and see about.
Moving onto the managerial interviews now, and first up we have Alan Pardew who praised what was a disciplined Newcastle United display. He also praised Hatem Ben Arfa for his contribution and said that we should be looking up at challenging for Europe now providing we can get decent results whilst Demba Ba and Cheik Tiote are away at the ACoN.
Meanwhile Mark Hughes was happy enough with his sides attitude and application despite the loss and insists that he has seen enough to suggest that it’s only a matter of time before QPR start burying some of the chances that they create.
At the end of the day it wasn’t the greatest performance from either Newcastle or QPR and it wasn’t great fun to watch. We did play some decent stuff at times though which as nice to see, but the problem was there wasn’t enough of it. It was never going to be easy but we got the job done in the end and looked defensively sound in the process.
Oh and we sit 6th, in mid-January, which isn’t too shabby!