Was Saturday's 1-0 win over West Brom a light at the end of the tunnel for Newcastle United, or another false dawn? Only time will tell, but as Steve McClaren rightly pointed out after the game, this victory was a "relief".
Newcastle dominated proceedings, created plenty going forward and peppered England international Ben Foster's goal with shots throughout the 90 minutes. But they could not add to Aleksandar Mitrovic's first-half opener, making for a nervous finish at St James' Park.
A glut of January transfer business reflects a change of heart at Newcastle United.
They begin Wednesday night's match at Everton in 18th place having been the busiest Premier League movers -- and highest spending club -- in a window that barely creaked open for most clubs. The signings of Jonjo Shelvey from Swansea City and Andros Townsend for Tottenham Hotspur were both completed for £12 million and the fact they are English -- as well as the £21m cash that was offered and rebuffed...