Unfancied Watford continued their great start to the Premier League season with a third successive win when they beat visiting Crystal Palace 2-1 on Sunday.
After the match Sarri praised the resilience his players showed to take three points at St James' Park for the first time since December 2011, and expressed surprise that Benitez - whom he faced numerous times in Italy - had set Newcastle up primarily to nullify Chelsea.
Now, some Liverpool supporters are getting a little excited about the prospect of plucking one of Newcastle's brightest talents, Jamaal Lascelles.
Newcastle, however, have just one point from their three games, yet Benitez remains optimistic and refused to apologise for his approach to the game. As ever, we will have all the latest updates, including the goals as they come in!
Mitrovic wasn't trusted at Newcastle by Benitez, who was happy to see the striker leave for Fulham for a reported fee of $28.9 million. A year ago we were the best team in the bottom ten, so maybe you could say for that, if you have heart, you know your heart and you have to try to embrace what you have.
"We knew that it would be a hard game for us, and every team that comes here", Sarri said.
"Against these teams you can lose because they play a crucial pass, or ball behind, or fantastic cross, so to conceded two goals, a penalty that was doubtful, and a free-kick that was doubtful". Asked if he was angry at the apparent elbow from Yedlin, Sarri said: "No, I thought only it was the first time of our opponent in our box, it is impossible, was a bit unlucky, but I don't know if it was an elbow or not".
The style of play is a lot more eye catching and free flowing by the former Napoli boss than his predecessor Antonio Conte.
The Italian worldwide is far from a goalscoring midfielder but we've already seen that he's pretty brilliant at taking penalties after his sublime spot-kick on his Premier League debut. In the second half we started to create more chances because they became a bit exhausted and spaces started to open for us so that was good.
"I can give my opinion to the board and then the board will decide". I was about 50 or 60 metres [away], I am not able to say.