Alan  Shearer enjoyed himself on Sunday afternoon.

Newcastle had dropped into the relegation zone after Huddersfield’s lunchtime 4-1 win over Bournemouth.

Things looked bleak for a Newcastle United team that hadn’t won at home in the Premier League for 113 days but this proved to be United’s (well the first United of this pair anyway…) day.

Some committed defending at times making the difference, a bit of luck thrown in as well, but Newcastle also had their moments as Rafa sent numbers forward when possible.

Indeed Shelvey almost put Newcastle ahead in the opening five minutes, only for a stunning De Gea save.

Alan Shearer shared the emotion felt by every other fan at the final whistle, declaring “Yessssssssssssssssssss…Newcastle United!” via his Twitter account.

He also responded to his son Will saying it was a definite penalty on Gayle in the first half, Alan Shearer agreeing that it should have been a spot-kick.

The ref didn’t give it but TV replays showed it should definitely have been given.

A massive three points and an inspiration for the rest of the season, out of the relegation zone now and that should be the case come May if Newcastle keep playing like this.

Alan Shearer:

“Yessssssssssssssssssss…Newcastle United!

“Toon Toon Black and White Army.

“Toon Toon Black and White Army.

“Rafa Rafa Rafael.”

Will Shearer:

“Defo a penalty.”

Alan Shearer:

“Yes it should have been.

“Poor decision.”

Stats from BBC Sport:

Newcastle United 1 Manchester United 0

Goals:

Newcastle: Ritchie 65

Possession was Man Utd 64% Newcastle 36%

Total shots were  Man Utd 13 Newcastle 10

Shots on target were Man Utd 6 Newcastle 3

Corners were  Man Utd 10 Newcastle 0

Referee: Craig Pawson

Newcastle United:

Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett, Ritchie, Diame, Shelvey, Kenedy (Atsu 84), Gayle (Joselu 80), Perez (Hayden 90+4)

Unused Subs:

Darlow, Manquillo, Murphy, Merino

Crowd: 52,309 (Man Utd 3,000)



  • joe mac

    well that should shut the rafa out brigade up!……never seen the bus!

    • Mitros gotta start

      Even a blind squirrel finds a nut….rafa oot

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        😂😂😂
        Squirrels,
        how did they miss you Mitro

      • Jordan Peterson

        idiot

        • joe mac

          he is!

      • Coach Clagnut

        Such a vindictive attitude toward Rafa. Don’t understand how a armchair blurt is totally convinced he knows more about the team than Rafa.
        You got 12 toes & webbed feet? Knuckles dragging? Drool dried up? Wanna lick Mitro’s shaft? Dress up as a French general? Admire Ellis Short?
        You sir, are one enormous weapon.

        • Mitros gotta start

          Lol….you need to go and look up the word “sarcasm” in the dictionary mate….its obviously lost on you….i throw 1 line out and hook 5 fish….nibbles and chomps everywhere!

          • Coach Clagnut

            Well it’s all been a massive misunderstanding then ain’t it. Who knew you were a Jedi master in the art of the lowest form of wit to give it its common euphemism.
            Look it up mate, it’s in the dictionary.

        • KRS1

          He is a sad little troll. Don’the waste your time on him. He’s not a NUFC fan

          • Coach Clagnut

            I know, a little bored at the minute mate. But your right, I should know better. Such simpletons need pity not scoldings.

      • KRS1

        It would struggle to find your small nuts.

        • Mitros gotta start

          Only small because i emptied them in your mam last night

          • KRS1

            Ha ha, everyone knows you’re a virgin, unless you count your blow up doll collection.

        • paul mclaughlan

          Hahaha. You win.

    • Ram Kishore

      Few of Nitro’s mates are missing to back him

  • Ben Jones

    It’s going to be quiet on here tonight . A lot of people upset at the result , they’ll say things ‘like don’t let one performance fool you , we need to step up the protest’

    The life and times of the lesser striped sadomasochistic magpie .

    We’re gonna stay up lads! Be happy!

    • Andy Mac

      Typically stupid comment. Everyone on this site wants the same thing. Just some of us arent brainwashed by the support the team and dont rock the boat message. This club, as KK said, will never win anything with Fatman in charge so wtf should we meekly accept his BS and woeful mismanagement ? #FatmanOut

      • len robson

        I agree with you with all you say but I think the only hope we have is to stay up and he is the worst owner we have had and as a fan for over 60 years I have seen a lot. So you like me don’t have give Ashley any money but be pleased than Rafa and the team have proved that money alone does not win a game and for once we should be pride of NFC apart from Ashley and his mates.

      • kingfisher

        Well said Andy !

      • Kneebotherm8

        If we win every game till the end of the season I’ll still be wanting Ashley out and any self respecting Toon fan should be thinking the same..

    • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

      No sign of Jezza or Leazes’

      • Ben Jones

        Quite . I noticed that too . I’d imagine the anger at the result made the thought of talking about it unpalatable . I also believe the fact both have stayed away obviously means they are the same person…..ha

  • TheFatController

    His Twitter comments have attracted a lot of abuse from their supporters.

    Which I find disgusting, uncalled for, disrespectful…but most of all absolutely f00king hilarious !

    1-0 haha!

  • kingfisher

    An excellent result, but lets not get carried away, as one swallow doesn’t make a summer. Let’s hope that we can gain enough confidence from this result to start pushing on and picking up some points. Just typical Newcastle, dropping points against lower teams, then beating a top 4 team, you really couldn’t write the script. Well done Toon !!

    • Andy Mac

      I think a lack of confidence has been in evidence from some players who probably wonder where their futures lie with Rafa or with the club if we went down ? The impetus from signing Slimani and Kenedy, although not purchases, has to be a positive one for the squad – just imagine what it would be like if we had an owner who gave a t0ss ?

      • kingfisher

        Exactly Andy. Surely the players should have gained a lot of confidence from this result and be able to push on now. It’s a pity it’s such a long time until we play again!

        • Peaky Magpie

          Confidence breeds confidence = momentum…

          • kingfisher

            Well put Peaky. Just a pity we have such a long wait until the next game,but on the plus side,our new striker should be available.The age old question about Newcastle : how can they beat a top four team, when they struggle against lower teams? What was different yesterday, team selection, atmosphere ? It’s a funny old game 😁

          • Peaky Magpie

            Yeah we could have done without the break but it should get Slimani up to speed,if he hits the ground running I think we might just be ok..

          • kingfisher

            Aye, fingers crossed Peaky.🤞 I bet you heard the roar at the final whistle down your neck of the woods ! ⚽️

          • Peaky Magpie

            Just heard it amongst all the locals screaming what a useless tw*t Paul Lambert is…😂😂

          • kingfisher

            😁😀🤣😂👍👍👍

    • If we stay and keep Rafa and the better players it will be worth it. This team with another decent forward, fullback and winger can be a top 10 side every year!

      • kingfisher

        Spot on Steven. It just shows you where we could have been if Ashley had done what he promised and gave Rafa some decent finance ! Of course if we do survive, then Ashley will say he was right not to invest more than what he has done! A double edged sword !

        • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

          I think we got better players in the window than we would had we been buying these players. Kennedy was not for sale, Silami would not come to a struggling club permanently.

          • kingfisher

            Totally agree bobbi.I always said that the way to go was to get some decent players in on loan, then decide what to do long term when we know what league we will be in next season.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Hopefully, all three will enjoy their time here and want to stay (assuming we stay up). I’m not sure Chelsea will sell Kennedy, it may depend on their next manager

    • Down Under Mag

      With how tight things are down the bottom this result could easily prove vital in the relegation scrap – just look, we went from in the drop zone to 13th with one win. I understand your sentiments and it gives the Bournemouth game even mor eimportanc eto consolidate this win BUT it is a huge victory and one that every single Newcastle fan should be enjoying. It’s been a long time coming so let’s just enjoy it while we can…

      • kingfisher

        Fair comment Down Under ! We should enjoy our 15 minutes of fame.This result was obviously the best of the season,but you know what Newcastle are like,beat Manure one week and struggle against a lower team the next, absolutely no consistency,but lets hope we can kick on from here and secure our Prem status !

  • Tino o

    Heard the cockneys singing cheer up Alan shearer Ritchie done that job!!!

    • Geordiegiants

      Ha ha get in👍

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    That’s a first Shearer support the club every week we have a good team just need a goal scorer and would have been in the top ten this season. We now have a good keeper first time since the fifties one that can catch the ball and waiy for this one kick a ball to our players.

    • paul mclaughlan

      Whoa cowboy, you’re getting a bit head of yourself.

    • Dillon Tovak

      What’s he had to crow about so far?

    • Down Under Mag

      It’s safe to say this almost proves why rafa has been on about getting a top keeper in…it had me perplexed but I guess you don’t know what you have until you don’t…or in this case when you finally get somethign better – only one game but a great debut and should do his confidence the world of good.