Newcastle United host Swansea City in the English Premier League this afternoon knowing that three points are essential if they’re to give themselves a cushion above the relegation zone.
The Magpies head into this encounter just two points above the drop, with bottom side Swansea just six points behind them.
Rafa Benitez’s side know failing to win or losing against their visitors will drag them deep into the mire, while a win will give them clear breathing space over their rivals.
It’s a huge match and supporters know just how big it is, demanding nothing less than a win at St James’ Park.
Newcastle haven’t won at home in the league since way back in October and know they need to improve their home form if they’re to ensure their survival in the top flight.
Can they send their fans home happy today?
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts and expectations ahead of kick-off…
Whilst I think patience is the key today, I'd also like to see us come out with intent and put them under pressure first 15 mins. An early goal will knack their game plan I imagine. #nufc
— David Vasey (@DaveyVasey) January 13, 2018
nothing but 3 points today #NUFC
— Ryan Darlaston (@RyanDarla5ton) January 13, 2018
— Roger Cook (@RogerCook1978) January 13, 2018
— Chris Mckessick (@chrismck9) January 13, 2018
Huge game today! We all need to get behind Rafa and the team! They need us more than ever! #NUFC
— Kieran Parr (@KieranParr17) January 13, 2018
— TalkNUFC (@TalkNUFC1) January 13, 2018
— Craig (@hen5269) January 13, 2018
— Dave84 🏴🏳🏴🏳nufc southwest Mag (@dave6869) January 13, 2018
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