Manager Rafa Benitez was finally celebrating a first Premier League victory in 2018/19 as we entertained Watford at St James’ Park last Saturday.
Ayoze Perez’s first goal of the campaign returned a first three points of the campaign as we moved out of the bottom three places in the top-flight table and with ten games passing without victory, fans have certainly had to be patient.
Going into the game we could’ve had the unwanted record of becoming the first side in Premier League history to register six straight home defeats, but the narrow victory moves us past that one thankfully.
It didn’t all go our way though as we suffered further injury issues during the match, but all that matters, for now, was that win and lifting our spirits.
— Munners (@Linzo2002) November 3, 2018
The best atmosphere of the season so far #NUFC
— Jake Carl Ternent (@JakeCarlTernent) November 3, 2018
The most important thing about today's win is the confidence that it's going give the to players. It's also be a much needed ray of positivity for us fans, and a reminder of why we love this football club so much #nufc
— Sanjay (@nufcsanjay) November 3, 2018
— Andy Hall (@therealAndyHall) November 3, 2018
Ki Sung-Yeung was a game changer today. Fair play to the lad, hope he can really kick on and become an important player now. #NUFC
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) November 3, 2018
Still buzzing #nufc won.. fans 100% behind the team. It's been ages since I heard the crowd like this
— Iain Hind (@iainhind) November 3, 2018
Much needed win, stadium was rocking in the second half, Matt Ritchie was absolutely immense from start to finish. Onwards and upwards lads #nufc
— FirstGenBen (@FirstGenBen) November 3, 2018
— Gazza (@Gazonca) November 3, 2018
Few moments from today that I loved. First one was Matt Ritchie powering through an injury for the cause!
Also Kenedy rushing back to make goal saving tackle, Yedlin doing same in first half. #NUFC
Players showing exactly the spirit and effort we ask for! Can’t ask for more!
— Kieran (@KAH_NUFC) November 3, 2018
— Ben Geddes (@BGeddes83) November 3, 2018
Fans were rightly celebrating come the full-time whistle and with the winless run not hanging around our necks anymore, a winning run would certainly be welcomed.