Peter Beardsley has been impressed by Newcastle United boss Sam Allardyce first months in charge.
Geordie legend Beardsley told the Evening Chronicle: "My only wish at the moment is that we weren't in the middle of an international break, because I would love to have a game this weekend to keep the momentum going.
"I think when a new manager comes in, it's never easy. But Big Sam has proved to be popular so far, he's got a good mix of players and he is prepared to go out and get a result at home.
"We saw that under Sir Bobby Robson that bringing subs on two or three at a time can work, and credit to him for going out and winning the match like that.
"Emre's goal was a cracking strike and it was good to see that Sam thinks he is a special player."