We played near perfect football, the way many have come to expect from us. Newcastle were very poor, but to give credit, the team was severely lacking a lot of experience and fitness. Not a proper Newcastle team in my book. We were from this perspective lucky to face you now.
One burning question though.
Did Keegan play Barton to gain some idea of his popularity before he tries to play him at home?
Barton didn't disappoint in his first challenge. We all know he is a very physical player. But many Newcastle fans jeered his return, along with the Arsenal crowd.
Is this a fair reflection of the feelings of the Toon Army?