If anything was going to shift momentum for Newcastle United heading into the Tyne-Wear derby, a 6-2 win was just about top of the list.
Rather than face Sunderland rock bottom of the table and winless in the Premier League, the Magpies are now simply a side in the relegation zone who could be about to embark upon an improved run.
'Could' is the key word as far as some Sunderland fans are concerned, though, as many watched Newcastle's 6-2 thrashing of Norwich and saw the same old flaws.
Going forward, Steve McClaren's men were incredible. But it was against a poor Canaries back four, while their defending was equally bad.
As the Black Cats faithful took to Twitter ahead of the derby, then, there were mixed views about whether or not they should fear their fierce rivals breaking their recent Tyne-Wear duck.
Some Sunderland supporters are certainly a lot more worried than when they were during Newcastle's second-half meltdowns against both Chelsea and Manchester City. Here's a selection of what fans are saying ahead of this weekend's crucial clash...
#SAFC Based on stats, we are nailed on for a victory, but after Newcastle's storming victory yesterday, you can understand why I am a ...— Daniel Jenks (@DanielJenks89) October 19, 2015
Don't be fooled by 6. Newcastle are very weak defensively - just need to be alert and organised for them countering. Be brave Sam. #safc— George Smith (@SunderlandGS) October 18, 2015
Newcastle putting five past Norwich isn't good but it's the derby, anything can happen, haway the lads! #safc— AlanSAFC (@AlanJWatson) October 18, 2015
At 5-2 I think Newcastle might just win this one now, hope they have used up all there goals, but judging #SAFC defence I doubt it— Stu Rutherford (@44stu) October 18, 2015
Honestly though if Newcastle win today they will win next week as well and we will be relegated. #SAFC— Michael Scott Esq (@MikeyScottImage) October 18, 2015