Newcastle United boss over the moon following 6-2 victory

Newcastle United boss Steve McClaren was delighted after their 6-2 win over Norwich City on Sunday, according to reports from the Daily Star.

The Magpies has struggled so far this season, failing to win a single game and sat bottom of the Premier League in their first eight matches.

However, that all changed during the weekend when McClaren’s side put six goals past Norwich, with £14.5million signing Georginio Wijnaldum scoring four in a match where you’d have done a double take when you checked the live scores.

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And McClaren was ecstatic with the result, especially after the former England manager was already under pressure despite only taking over at the Newcastle helm during the summer.

“It’s Newcastle! Is it possible to make any sense of that?” he said. “That’s what we’re discovering.

“I couldn’t even relax at 4-2, maybe a bit at 5-2 and yes, eventually at 6-2.

“It was great to see Gigi get his rewards and Moussa Sissoko also showed what he can do. He wants to be a top four player and he will be if he performs like that.

“They were excellent along with Ayoze Perez and Aleksandar Mitrovic though at the back we rode our luck at times.”

McClaren went on to add that the team need to beat Sunderland next weekend in the Tyne-Wear derby, or else their victory over Norwich will count for nothing.

“I never got too low after losing 6-1 at Manchester City and won’t get too high after this,” he continued.

“But today we showed what we are capable of. At times, we looked devastating.

“Now we have to sustain it. Football is all about momentum. We’ve had it the other way, now we want it going forward.”

The win sent Newcastle off the foot of the table now with six points at 18th, two points away from 17th placed Bournemouth.