Former player Mick Quinn has revealed his delight on Twitter to Newcastle United’s 6-2 win over Norwich City before sending a message to local rivals Sunderland.
The Magpies headed into the encounter deflated and bruised following their 6-1 defeat to Manchester City, their fifth defeat in the opening eight games of the season.
Fellow newcomers Watford had already beaten Newcastle at St James’ Park and considering Norwich’s impressive star to the campaign, they arguably began the clash as favourites to win.
However, Newcastle finally turned the screw under Steve McClaren and the visitors had no answer to the hosts’ attacking brilliance as they notched six goals with three in each half.
Taking to social media site Twitter at the full-time whistle, Quinn had cause to celebrate:
GET IN THERE 6-2 Now for my Open top Bus Parade round my living room Bring on the Mackems #CMON— mick quinn (@mickquinn1089) octubre 18, 2015
Quinn’s finishing line, though, is one which is of particular interest as ahead of the weekend most Newcastle supporters were probably dreading the short trip to the Stadium of Light.
The Black Cats will improve under boss Sam Allardyce, a manager who has every reason to want to get one over the Magpies following his short reign at St. James’ Park.
Moreover, Newcastle’s recent record against their North East rivals is poor and despite both clubs struggling last season, the Mackems took all six points from their two encounters.
Newcastle have goals in them, while Sunderland’s defensive record is among the worst in the league. Perhaps after this weekend’s results, it will be the hosts are who now dreading the encounter.