September: Gaining Momentum
http://i1316.photobucket.com/albums/t614/Quipton/2013-07-0519_30_52-FootballManager2013_zps3b325fdf.pngSeptember was a good month for Newcastle, which saw 'The Toon' pick up seven out of a possible twelve points - but also condemened them to their first loss under manager Gary Lineker.
Newcastle began the month well, with a 2-1 win at home to Southampton as well as a emphatic 3-0 away win against Crystal Palace that lifted them to 4th in the table. A word of sympathy goes out to Crystal Palace however, as they have not scored in any of their first six games back in the big league.
It was always going to be tough heading down to London to face, deservedly or not, the Champions Of Europe. Newcastle made a good go of it and even managed to score the opening goal of the game - a goal from Hatem Ben Arfa that was later voted goal of the month. It was never going to work out and a Frank Lampard quickfire double squashed any hope of an upset.
Newcastle did grab a point against a in-form Liverpool side to end the month in good spirits, and sitting sixth in the table.