Newcastle United have found something of a groove in recent weeks and it looks as if that will prove enough to secure their Premier League survival at the end of their first season back in the big time.
It isn’t the most expansive gameplan employed by the Spaniard but it has moved the Magpies up the table and means that the trip to Leicester is something of a free hit.
It is home form that will likely keep Newcastle in the top flight but even so, their deep and organised defending might prove successful against a Foxes side still very keen on countering into space.
In pursuit of yet another positive result, Benitez has kept an unchanged team from the narrow 1-0 victory over Huddersfield last time out and it is fair to say that the Geordie fanbase are more than happy with that.
We’ve taken a look at the best of the Twitter reaction…
Good to see a consistent team every week now
— That Guy Again (@MrMullen28) April 7, 2018
Happy, think we can nab a point but with recent results I wouldn't be too upset if we get nothing, howay the lads
— Paul Kearney (@One_True_Czar) April 7, 2018
Come on tooonnn army⚪⚫
— Vignesh Arunkumar (@vignesh_arun98) April 7, 2018
Team picks itself these days #HWTL
— Sam Mulliner (@SamMulliner) April 7, 2018
That’ll do for me
— Biancoverde (@thecadmeister) April 7, 2018
Great team 💪🏽⚫️⚪️
— Ben Mancebo-Thomas (@BenMancebo) April 7, 2018
— Matthew (@MattyFenwickATC) April 7, 2018
Rafa found the winning formula
— Matthew (@DoonyXD) April 7, 2018
Another great line up & Howay the lads put a dampener on the party atmosphere there today ⚽️👊🏻 pic.twitter.com/DjuqH85Yj8
— Ghosted G (@g_ghosted) April 7, 2018
That will do for me like
— The Fee (@TheGeordieFee) April 7, 2018