Rafa Benitez's side managed to pick up their first win at St James' Park since October following the 1-0 victory against Manchester United last weekend. In fact, since Newcastle beat Crystal Palace 1-0 in October, the Magpies went on a five-game losing streak in which they scored just twice and conceded nine.
Strong performances from Matt Ritchie, the debuting Martin Dubravka and a stellar midfielder showcase from Diame was enough, however, to secure the three points at the weekend.
Speaking on Newcastle's home form, Diame told the Shields Gazette: “We were dropping too many points here and this can’t happen with all of these fans that are pushing us every single game.
“It’s important to give them something back, and we did it (against Manchester United)."
With a new found confidence in front of home fans - and Diame himself having an excellent start to 2018, featuring in every game this year and being named Player of the Month for January - the Newcastle players will want to capitalize on the Manchester United win, but will have to wait until mid-March (when they next play at home again against Southampton).
Next up, Newcastle have away trips away to a Bournemouth side who were easily beaten by Huddersfield, followed by a clash with free-scoring Liverpool.