With club football currently on halt due to international matters, we consider the three best moments of Newcastle United’s 2014-15 campaign so far…
Keeping faith in Alan Pardew
Alan Pardew has not always had the best of times as Newcastle United manager, but earlier this season his popularity was at a nadir.
However, Newcastle owner Mike Ashley kept faith in the 53-year-old former West Ham United and Southampton manager, and he is now reaping the benefits of his decision.
Winning against Tottenham Hotspur
Although Tottenham Hotspur themselves are not having the best of times in the Premier League this season, Newcastle’s victory at White Hart Lane came as a surprise to any.
Having edged past Leicester City 1-0 at home the previous weekend, Pardew’s team staged a 2-1 comeback victory over the North London outfit on October 26.
Manchester City shock
It may been ‘only’ the fourth round of the League Cup, but getting the better of defending Premier League champions Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium was still a remarkable feat.
Winning against the holders may not mean much in terms of picking up points in the league, but the triumph certainly boosted the Newcastle players’ confidence and self-convinction.
Since that victory, Newcastle have defeated Liverpool 1-0 at home and West Bromwich Albion 2-0 away.