'You're not laughin' anymore'
St James' Park
As the fourth goal hit the back of the net, a mischievous 'You're not laughing anymore' rang around Level 7, as the Villains began to leave in droves.
Chris Hughton had gone on record to say this game wasn't about revenge for the crass behaviour of a handful of Villa fans, who celebrated our demise some 15 months ago.
Well you could have fooled me Chris.
I won't bore you with the details (or I might when I get back in from my imminent pub crawl). Suffice to say, after using our 'get out of jail' card early, we absolutely mullered Aston Villa for a full 90 minutes. And it was all on TV.
Every player to a man, came out with nothing but praise from a bewildered home crowd. And yet again, the man most people doubted in the top flight, came out of it with Honours and a match ball for his hat-trick.
I'm going to go and enjoy my beer in the sun. Villa fans can enjoy a humid trip home while picking that result out of their collective sphincters.
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