In fact pretty much every player operated at their full potential, a situation that was impossible to repeat. Ryan Taylor, Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson and even Gabriel Obertan gave us more than we were ever going to get from them again.
Despite everything that has been thrown at this match, it could prove to be a real landmark fro Newcastle United….or alternatively it will have proved to be our seasonal weak surrender from this competition.
‘Chelsea are planning a £30m raid in the summer to land the Newcastle pair Cheick Tioté and Tim Krul’. It would be so cruel and ironic, if we ended the season above Chelsea and yet lost arguably our two best players to them.