Football FanCast columnist Davis Lowe is delighted that Kevin Keegan finally has the toon wagon's wheels in motion.
They say you wait for a bus and then two of them come at once. Kevin Keegan, much maligned by the media and sceptics alike has finally started to get the wheels in motion, which started in the second half at St Andrews ten days ago and had since yielded two successive victories that more or less dragged them out of the relegation fight.
This was as an impressive performance I have seen from a Newcastle side and Kevin Keegan deserves a huge amount of credit. They say fortune favours the brave and my word, few would have predicted that they would have put out a three pronged attack against a Tottenham side who seemingly score goals for fun at White Hart Lane.
It was a tremendous game of football and to be quite honest this game could have finished a rugby score, given both sides attacking prowess. Harper was solid and Paul Robinson pulled off some fantastic saves to deny Owen and Viduka. The work rate was first class throughout and wanted to aim praise at Nicky Butt and Joey Barton who had excellent games, especially the latter. Taylor was assured and it was just one of those games where everything worked and came off.
Newcastle fans will be in raptures tonight and rightly so. They have endured a lot of tough moments this season and will be mighty relieved that this weeks results have all but assured Premier League survival. I want to give special praise to Kevin Keegan who has been on the end of a lot of criticism, sarcasm and alike and he has carried himself through this tough run with a great deal of resolve and dignity. This was the Newcastle United of old under King Kev and you only hope it long may continue.