Alan Pardew's side are unbeaten in the League thus far and are now only one point behind Man Utd,
strange goings on in the League, surely this can't last and they will run out of puff and players as the season goes on.
Demba Ba, a signing from West Ham scored all three goals one from the penalty spot to earn the win, despite a Jon Walters penalty for Stoke in the second-half.
The only way we can get above this team is to beat them ourselves and we play them at Anfield on Friday, 30th of December.
By then we should see the weaker teams in their usual mid-table places, but you never know, Newcastle under Pardew are proving very difficult to beat, so its all to play for.
Best of luck with your ankle infection Stevie G.