It does not get any easier than this! I am never one to slate the opposition but with the way Newcastle played today, they deserve to be relegated this season! We had a stroll in the sun this afternoon and I do not think a single one of our players broke sweat today. It was too easy!
I never gave Newcastle any hope going into this game. Even when we heard that Torres was not going to play today, I was not worried. We are playing so well at this moment in time and Newcastle are playing so poorly that there was only ever going to be one winner today.
Newcastle did however start well but it only lasted about five minutes and then from there it was just us who were playing. I do not recall Pepe having to make a single save for 90 minutes. I must admit though that Benayoun’s first goal was clearly offside but I guess you have a bit of luck at times. When that goal went in, it was just plane sailing. Then Kuyt got the second to just kill the game off.
If it were not for the woodwork we easily could have won this game 6-0. Then to add more pain to Newcastle they had Barton sent off for what looked like a really bad challenge on Alonso. I hope the injury to Alonso is not that bad. For me Alonso was my man of the match. The way he controlled the midfield and sprayed the balls to all corners of the park was brilliant. There is no way we can afford to sell Alonso this summer!
Lucas (my not so favourite player) rounded off the game with the third. That was his first ever Premiership goal. Maybe now that he has broken his duck he can go on and be the player we are expecting.
All in all, good performance by the lads. We just have to keep on winning and hope that United slip up at some stage.