They then built upon that result with a 2-1 win at Tottenham Hotspur that moved them out of the relegation places, before knocking Manchester City out of the League Cup with an historic 2-0 victory at the Etihad on Wednesday night. Alan Pardew has alleviated the pressure on his head that had been circulating for the early part of the season, and, in becoming the first Toon boss to ever win at the Etihad Stadium, the 53-year-old has rewarded himself with further matches to prove himself after the dreadful start to the season endured by the club.
Having enjoyed such a fantastic fortnight of football, the North Eastern club will be keen to continue their run when they come up against struggling Liverpool on Saturday, and 23-year-old academy graduate Paul Dummett - who excelled after switching to centre-back in Tuesday night’s game - believes the confidence gained in recent weeks will be paramount to the Magpies chances of success against the Reds.
"At the start of the season, we didn't pick up the results we wanted, but this week has been a really good one for us.
"Hopefully we can keep it going. We've got another tough game against Liverpool at the weekend, but there's abolutely no reason why we can't get another good result.”
A win at St James’ Park against Liverpool could see the Magpies move into the top half of the table, and they would end the weekend just one point behind the Reds. If Pardew can achieve such a feat, he will once again have proved that the club were wise to keep faith in the manager who led Newcastle to European football just two years ago.