Newcastle will be the happier of the two sides after earning a hard earned point against the Champions.
Chris Hughton’s men dominated the first half, with Andy Carroll in particular shining for the home side. Although the Magpies went ahead in fortuitous circumstances it was no more than they deserved for their hard work and commitment that was on display. Unfortunately they were hit with a sucker punch on the stroke of half time, which was certainly harsh on the home side. In the second half the Champions stepped up, but Newcastle were able to stand firm and hold onto a well deserved point on what was a blistering cold day at St James’ Park.
So how do Newcastle fans feel about the performance, and what are the 5 things that can be learnt from this game?