Out of the League Cup at the first time of asking, 14th in the table, and only a home draw against the bottom club ... but Steve Bruce is happy.
On the Magpies start to the season Steve Bruce said: "It's probably level par especially when you think we've had Tottenham and Arsenal in there. You would accept it.
"We had a wonderful opportunity to get six (points) today. We've had a really good week. We played well last week and in midweek and did enough to win the game today."