Newcastle United face a stern fight to avoid relegation to the Championship this season but the mood around Tyneside has improved significantly in recent days.
The Magpies finally secured a Premier League victory at the 11th time of asking by edging past Watford, with Ayoze Perez’s first goal of the season securing all three points at St. James’ Park.
Victory for Rafael Benitez’s side certainly raised eyebrows considering the fine displays shown by Javi Gracia’s Hornets so far this season, who have been one of the surprise packages so far this term, and it is fair to say the result will have ruined a few accumulators.
One optimistic Watford fan took to social media prior to the match to state his confidence that the Hornets would ease past Newcastle and Magpies supporters were quick to jump on the post after the full-time whistle, enjoying the opportunity to mock a rival supporter.
We have gathered some of the best reactions below.
how many did you's get chief? *asking for a friend.
— Andy B⚑⚐ (@andybiotix) November 3, 2018
Well…you did but…not so much with the “scoring goals”…right?
— Paul Mitchell (@GastonGrimsdyke) November 3, 2018
Well that certainly didn’t age well
— ohio toon (@OhioToon) November 3, 2018
Never never get overconfident lad
— Ash (@Ashe721) November 4, 2018
— Kieran Martin (@kieranlmartin) November 4, 2018
— JP (@DeadlyDummett_) November 4, 2018
Hahaha yeah that was a real battering you gave us today fella
— Pip Holmes (@mtbpip) November 3, 2018