A midweek programme of Premier League fixtures and on Tuesday night it couldn’t have gone better for Newcastle United.
Four games and all four results went for Rafa Benitez and his team.
Newcastle started the night in fifteenth but actually have risen a place to fourteenth.
After the weekend results Crystal Palace were one place and one goal above the Magpies but a 3-1 defeat for Palace has seen NUFC go above on goal difference.
Elsewhere, both Cardiff and Huddersfield lost, which ensured they stayed below Newcastle.
Bournemouth are sixth after beating David Wagner’s team 2-1, whilst consecutive wins have seen West Ham move up to 12th, their 3-1 win over Cardiff following up the 3-0 drubbing of NUFC.
Even the fourth game of the night went Newcastle’s way, as Watford lost 2-1 at home to leaders Man City.
Watford are still 11th on 20 points but they look to be repeating the collapses of previous seasons.
Newcastle’s 1-0 win over the Hornets has kicked off a run of five games with only one point from a possible 15.
Tonight’s results hopefully lifting a little bit of pressure off Newcastle which could help them play with a bit more freedom at Everton tomorrow night.
Tuesday Premier League results:
Bournemouth 2 Huddersfield 1
Brighton 3 Crystal Palace 1
West Ham 3 Cardiff 1
Watford 1 Man City 2
How the Premier League table looks after Tuesday night’s matches:
Wednesday Premier League matches:
Burnley v Liverpool
Everton v Newcastle United
Fulham v Leicester
Wolves v Chelsea
Man Utd v Arsenal
Tottenham v Southampton