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Newcastle United Continue To Upset Premier League Giants

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Newcastle United fans should be pretty happy with their team’s display in recent weeks. Just two weeks ago, most people thought the Magpies would drop their next two fixtures as they had to take on Chelsea and Tottenham, but not even the most optimistic fans saw this coming.

The St. James Park outfit already had a strong outing last week where they defeated Chelsea by a 2-0 score, and today they continued the trend of getting positive results as they traveled to White Hart Lane to defeat Tottenham by one goal.

If last week’s hero was Yoan Gouffran thanks to his display through the right flank, this time it was french striker Loic Remy. The former Queens Park Rangers forward already sealed the score against the Blues last week and he found the back of the net again today, netting the only goal in another win against one of the contenders in the league.

These victories shouldn’t be a surprise if we look closely at Newcastle’s recent results. Despite the fact that they lost against Manchester City in the Capital One Cup, the loss was in extra time and they’ve had some good outings this year despite sitting in the middle of the standings. The squad led by Alan Pardew has been making some strides since the start of the season, and it wouldn’t be strange to see them contend for a European spot in the final weeks of the season.

After drawing against Liverpool and defeating both Chelsea and Tottenham, Newcastle showed they can compete with the best teams in the league. They could be a dangerous side through the rest of the season if they’re able to find any sort of consistency.

Juan Pablo Aravena is a sports writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @jparavenarant or add him to your network on Google