A pulsating Premier League encounter at St James' Park saw The Magpies edge back into the top half with a 94th-minute winner against high-flying West Brom.
After a great volley by Demba Ba to open the scoring, lady luck certainly played her part as Sammy Ameobi's last-minute shot was deflected past the stranded Ben Foster off the backside of striker Papiss Cissé.
Newcastle Manager Alan Pardew was of the opinion that his squad's valiant efforts on two fronts, The Europa League, as well as The Premier League, had earned them a deserved break.
He told the BBC,
"...our work rate was great and in the end we got a break. To be honest we haven't had too many breaks this season. We've had a lot of injuries and haven't moaned about it."
"This Thursday to Sunday run is proving difficult. We got tired because of our efforts this week. We make a lot of changes but it is still has an effect emotionally."
A very satisfying end to a great week for Newcastle United.