Newcastle United is edging closer to a highly-coveted spot in the Champions League after a convincing 4-1 win over Everton on Thursday night. The victory saw Newcastle leapfrog Tottenham Hotspur into third place with 62 points from 32 games in the English Premier League.
Newcastle’s season has been characterized by their consistency and resilience, with manager Steve Bruce instilling a steely determination in his squad. The team has been in fine form in recent weeks, with impressive performances against top teams such as Chelsea and Manchester United.
Thursday night’s win over Everton was no different, with Newcastle dominating from start to finish. Everton managed to pull one back but it was too little, too late as Newcastle sealed the win with a late goal from Joelinton.
The victory puts Newcastle in a strong position to secure a top-four finish and a place in next season’s Champions League. The Magpies are now just 10 points behind second-placed Manchester City, with eight games remaining in the season.
While there is still a long way to go in the season, Newcastle’s recent form suggests that they have what it takes to compete with the best teams in the league. With players such as Wilson and Saint-Maximin in top form, and a solid defensive unit, Newcastle could be a force to be reckoned with in the closing stages of the season.