Newcastle United have continued their excellent recent form by defeating QPR at St James Park this afternoon. Moussa Sissoko hit the goal that won the game as Newcastle claimed their fifth win on the bounce to march up to fourth place in the Premier League.
It was another day to celebrate for the Toon Army who are finally in top gear and the decision of Mike Ashley not to sack Alan Pardew now looks to have been vindicated.
But despite the major positives to take from the game it was not all positive for Newcastle.
One of their big boosts in recent weeks has been the return to action of Ryan Taylor. The utility man had been out of action for 26 months.
He has struggled with recurring knee problems throughout his career and has battled in vein for comebacks on numerous occasions.
It looked like this might have been the final comeback for Taylor, seemingly he had put his injury woes behind him.
That is not the case.
He limped out of action after clutching his knee and there will be genuine fears that after a scan, which he is set to have this week, it may be a long time before Newcastle fans see Taylor in action again - that's if they do, as his career must surely be in doubt.
Another great result but devastated for ryan taylor. Hope he's back soon and it's not to serious but think the tears in his eyes say it all— Black n White Army (@nufc_No9) November 22, 2014
Gutted for Ryan Taylor. Poor bloke better have got a standing ovation as he came off, has had some awful luck #NUFC— Luke Newman (@Norby0395) November 22, 2014
Gutted for @TaylorR1984 it's took the shine off the result for me! But spoke to his family & fingers crossed it's not as bad as it looked!— Patrick Forster (@PFBarberAndShop) November 22, 2014
Really gutted for Ryan Taylor. Fear that could be the end of his career. As a fellow elite athlete, I know how it feels to rupture cruciates— Coatsey (@Coatsey23) November 22, 2014
If that Ryan Taylor injury is bad, that's probably his career over. Hopefully its not serious, though. He was playing well today— Rev. Jacob Crawley (@JacobCrawley94) November 22, 2014