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Eddie Howe rejects claims that Newcastle have passed their way to safety

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe hit back at claims that Newcastle bought their exit from premier league relegation problem.

A run of 10 wins from 14 league games immediately after these new arrivals set the club apart from the bottom three, leaving supporters boosted by the departure of Mike Ashley dreaming of what might happen while critics suggested salvation was inevitable given their purchasing power.

However, on the eve of Monday night’s clash with Arsenal, Howe said: “The easiest thing is to talk about money. That’s not what brought us here.

“January helped a lot and the money helped the team, and the players who arrived made a huge difference. But I don’t think that’s why we did so well.

“You look again at the atmosphere of St James’ Park, a crowd in a place where they are proud of the team and see a team giving their all to try and win a game.

“It was great to see and experience. It was electric and the crowd helped us score points. A key part of the future is trying to keep that momentum as strong as it is now .

For everything Burn, Targett, Wood and especially Guimaraes had major impacts – Trippier did that too before a fractured metatarsal sidelined him after just five appearances – the individual improvement of some of the men they joined at St James’ Park and collectively as The team was marked under Howe.

Howe said: “I want the players to get credit for their performances. The team came together and fought for every point, and I don’t think money gets you that.

Eddie Howe rejects claims that Newcastle have passed their way to safety

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