Newcastle United finally won a game on Saturday.
At the 15th time of asking, the Magpies won their first Premier League game of the season.
It lifted us off the bottom to the dizzy heights of 19th. And with results going our way, we are now only three points away from getting out of the relegation zone.
The win over Burnley is going to be pivotal to our season. Things have improved game by game under Eddie Howe, but that debut win was eluding him.
But it all finally came together against Burnley. There were no positive COVID tests or rash red cards, just a team giving their heart and soul for the black and white of Newcastle. In return, Toon fans stuck with them throughout the game and created another special St James’ Park atmosphere.
The confidence is back. Newcastle know how to win games. And we have a manager who we trust to do the right thing.
Next up is a trip to Leicester, which kicks off a horrible four-game run. After the clash with the Foxes we face Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United.
Amid our precarious position, we need to get at least something out of one of those games. And the Leicester tie seems our best bet.
Are Leicester there for the taking?
Brendan Rodgers’ side are struggling at the minute, losing 2-1 to Aston Villa on Sunday. They’ve also got a huge Europa League game with Napoli coming up, so their attention midweek will be elsewhere.
Meanwhile, Newcastle can solely focus on the trip to the King Power – a ground they’ve had a lot of success at in recent years.
With Leicester struggling and Newcastle finally getting a win, fans have belief that we can get something on Sunday.
And even if we don’t, at least Howe has restored that confidence. Fans are going into games believing they will compete, rather than the dread that Steve Bruce instilled.
Toon fans have nothing to fear against Leicester, and are already excited about next Sunday’s Premier League encounter.