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Alan Shearer taunts Gary Lineker as Newcastle United go top half

4 years ago

Alan Shearer was ecstatic on Saturday afternoon.

Newcastle United running out deserved winners with a 2-1 win.

Interesting to hear what his Leicester supporting mate, Gary Lineker, makes of this one.

Forget the possession statistic, Newcastle were the best team for most of this game.

It should arguably have been more than a one goal margin as Newcastle created the better chances.

Paul Dummett survived a first half penalty shout but the game was summed up by the fact that the Foxes had only one shot on target, Vardy scoring from around a yard out when Joselu failed to challenge for a header.

Alan Shearer was loving it as Newcastle moved into the top half, taunting Match of The Day colleague Lineker with ‘Can we play you every week?’.

A massive result not just in terms of banishing any threat of relegation, but also showing that Rafa is capable of pushing this club higher with the right backing.

Alan Shearer:

“Toon Toon black & white army!!!

“Rafa Rafael Rafa Rafael Benitez!

“Can we play you every week?”

Stats from BBC Sport:

Leicester 1 Newcastle 2


Newcastle: Shelvey 18, Perez 75

Leicester: Vardy 83

Possession was Leicester 66% Newcastle 34%

Total shots were  Leicester 8 Newcastle 8

Shots on target were Leicester 1 Newcastle 4

Corners were  Leicester 7 Newcastle 5

Referee: Stuart Attwell

Newcastle United:

Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett, Ritchie, Shelvey, Diame (Hayden 81), Shelvey, Kenedy (Atsu 64), Gayle (Joselu 70)

Unused Subs:

Darlow, Manquillo, Clark, Merino

Crowd: 32,066 (3,200 Newcastle)


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