Toon fans taste that winning feeling at Man United!
Yes OK, it was 1-1 and all we got was a point - but whether you were walking away from Old Trafford, walking home from the pub or jumping up and down in your own living room watching TV - didn't it feel like a victory against Man U?
More goals please, read the human wall around the stands of Old Trafford before the game but they were soon to be on the end of a short sharp shock.
Gloating Man U fans walked up to the Press box and attempted to ridicule United with "wasted journey" jibes before the game but they were long gone by the time Mike Riley blew the final whistle.
Newcastle could easily have lost this one but with the 6-0 hammering still fresh in the memory you just got a sneaky feeling for United when Frazier Campbell's effort smacked Shay Given on the head in the first half.
And when Oba Martins headed Newcastle in front, it bought memories gushing back of when the mighty Andreas Andersson had once had the audacity to put Newcastle 1-0 up at the Theatre of Dreams back in 1998.
Just like last time the lead was shortlived, but unlike recent visits and encounters with Man U - a capitulation didn't follow.
The Man U fans donning the hilarious We'd Love It Kev t-shirts were left feeling a little bit out of place at the end as Keegan left OT with a deserved point.
Newcastle looked great going forward and but for a couple of late scares, the Mags looked professional and capable compared to the shambles of last season.
Jonas performed tremendously well on his debut while Fabricio Coloccini also suggested he was a great signing too at times.
Danny Guthrie's hard working approach also won some plaudits not least from his manager.
Now, United face Bolton and a home victory would mean that after a summer of torment, Keegan's troops could well make one of their best starts to a season for some time.
And without getting carried away, even the trip to Arsenal isn't as daunting as it once!
The football season is back with us and doesn't it feel great?