Following an excellent win against Derby, and the failures of those around them, Newcastle United now find themselves top of their division, which is not bad after what seems like a lot of recent setbacks.
They were by far the better side against Derby, playing some great football, especially in the first half.
However, one potential worry seems to be that the side, without Dwight Gayle in, take too many chances to score a goal.
Where Daryl Murphy had been largely ineffective against QPR in the previous game, Aleksandar Mitrovic was simply wasteful against Derby, just has he was against Oxford in his previous appearance.
Mitrovic again had some great chances to score goals, but failed to hit the target with the best of all of his chances.
Matt Ritchie however, added another goal to his tally, but the chances being wasted could well come back to bite Rafa Benitez’s side.
Dwight Gayle is said to be returning this weekend, and he will be needed, as away from home we will need to be much more clinical than we have been in the last two games.