Newcastle Utd 5-1 Stoke City
This was a match based around one man the referee Martin Atkinson best not say what I think on here, save to say his sending off of Glen Whelan and Marc Wilson turned the game on its head. Oh and he sent Mark Hughes to the stands for good measure too!
Big ask to bounce back before another local festive season game, err a trip to Spurs. More bad news as goalkeeper Asmir Begovic is out 5-6 weeks with a broken finger. Luckily we have Thomas Sorenson who will have to be on his best form and maybe a chance to start with Jack Butland?
The January transfer window will be key as we need a striker as a minimum and possiblly a few loan signings for injury cover. We seem to have had a lot more injured players this season than the previous ones in the Premiership.