Newcastle United gave their chances of Premier League survival a massive boost last night after they beat Burnley 2-0 at St. James’ Park.
Goals from Fabian Schar and Sean Longstaff saw the Magpies open up a seven-point gap over 18th-placed Southampton, who take on Fulham later today, as manager Rafa Benitez looks to guide his side to top-flight safety once again.
And based on the recent Burnley showing, the Spaniard should have no problem doing so.
As ever, Newcastle looked solid, something which Benitez has installed at the Tyneside club with the team rarely conceding during home games, or at least not in the way their relegation rivals do.
Considering that, among other reasons, Mike Ashley must do everything in his power to convince the 58-year-old to extend his contract which expires at the end of the season.
Have a look at what supporters are saying about Benitez following Newcastle’s recent win below…
Standard………………get that Rafa deal sorted out asap pic.twitter.com/iIK7NbOVxU
— Ben Carter (@benc777) February 26, 2019
Announce Rafa lifetime contract
— Connor Leason (@connorleason) 26 February 2019
Announce Rafa Extension!
— Toon Army KW (@ToonArmyKW) February 26, 2019
KEEP OUR MANAGER!!!!!!
— Christine Hearne (@christinesusanh) 26 February 2019
Just need @rafabenitezweb signing a new contract now. I'll even chip in a fiver a week for his wages…
— Dave Woodland (@DaveWoodland2) February 26, 2019
I want Newcastle United to offer Benitez a life long contract. #NUFC
— #NUFC Portal (@NufcPortal) February 26, 2019
With those 2 home wins, things really looking up. Let's finish this season strongly and get Rafa a new contract! #NUFC
— Murray White (@Muzza_90) February 26, 2019