Yesterday afternoon Newcastle managed to pull of an incredible upset, beating European Champions Chelsea 3-2. Here we take a look at the five most important things we learnt from this huge win:
1) Moussa Sissoko
What can I say about Moussa Sissoko! Well he showed us yesterday he was born to play in the Premier League. His Pace, Strength and Power are attributes that will make his introduction to the league easier than others. Not only did Moussa score 2 goals yesterday (including the winner in the 90th min) but his overall play was nothing short of incredible! The way he beat Ashley Cole to the ball and pulls away from him with brute power and pace was amazing. We just have to hope he is going to be a Toon player for a long time. When was the last time we had a player like him? Rob Lee maybe?
2) Jonas can head the ball but cant cross
I slated Jonas after the Villa & Reading games but he answered some of his critics yesterday with a quite brilliant glancing header to put us in front. I still believe Marveaux should start in front of the Argentine but it was a nice reminder that he is in the squad and is ready to fight for his place.
3) Pardew’s Tactics were Brilliant
Pardew’s subs have been woeful over the last few weeks, but yesterday he turned that on its head; exactly the right players were replaced with the correct substitutions. Gouffran was highlt impressive yesterday but was rightfully replaced by Marveaux after fatigue kicked in during the final stages of the match. Same with Sissoko; Yanga-Mbiwa came on to help the defence in the last minute or so. Well Done Pards!
4) Stevie Taylor
Even before the kick off, Taylor was over in the Strawberry Corner getting the fans excited. He just loves playing for NUFC and he shows that constantly. I mean Ba & Torres hardly got a chance all afternoon. But his biggest moments came in the dying seconds with a fantastic block with his knees/balls, and after the final whistle his face was brilliant. He showed he’s such a big fan of the club by the pure excitement in his face. Had he not been wearing the full kit, he would’ve fit in perfectly with the raving Geordie crowd
5) Have we turned a corner?
Overall the team were amazing yesterday; from Krul all the way through to Cisse. It showed that the team spirit is extremely high and everyone is ready for a fight. Spurs up next in a tough away trip. Hopefully we can continue this exciting time for the club.
By Paul Milloy (@Milloy11)