The Magpies headed into the weekend sitting in 19th position in the Premier League table, yet a narrow win over Palace thanks to Andros Townsend’s wonderful free-kick has seen the whole picture change.
Sunderland only managed a 1-1 draw at Stoke City, while Norwich City’s 1-0 defeat to Arsenal now sees Newcastle leapfrogging the duo and sitting one place and one point above the drop zone.
Writing on Twitter on Saturday evening, former Newcastle man Quinn could not contain his delight at the day’s proceedings and his feelings will be shared by thousands of the club’s supporters.
What a Day for @NUFC— Mick Quinn (@mickquinn1089) April 30, 2016
We beat Pardews Palace and Cabaye misses a pen
Mackems get a lucky point
And out the bottom 3
Newcastle have now taken eight points from their last four matches, a huge turnaround in form considering they looked all but dead and buried following the 3-2 defeat at Norwich City last month.
Rafa Benitez has turned things around at St. James’ Park, yet there is still plenty left to do as the Toon Army finish the season with a trip to Aston Villa before hosting Tottenham Hotspur.
There should be many more twists and turns to come, with each club experiencing highs and lows.