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Leicester 1 Newcastle 2 – Instant United fan/writer reaction as NUFC make it 3 wins in a row

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Leicester 1 Newcastle 2 – Saturday 7 April 3pm

We asked a number of our regular writers to give us a brief instant reaction after the final whistle.

Goals from Jonjo Shelvey and Ayoze Perez giving Newcastle a very deserved victory.

That makes it now three wins in a row and 38 points, putting United into the top half of the table.

Paul Patterson:

“Well done lads and well done Rafa.

“Safety surely assured.

“All together now…”S……. going down and the Mags are staying up.”

Jamie Smith:

“An amazing result and absolute relaxation as other scores went well and, whatever the rhetoric that may come forth, we are safe for this season and await developments on the future of the club with bated breath.

“Two magnificent goals.

“Perez’ chip will obviously bring memories of the great Phillipe Albert against Schmeichel sr…

“But the headline story is an underfunded, unfancied side finds themselves in the top half.

“Rafa is beyond incredible and I love him.”

Nat Seaton:

“What a win!

“Two great goals!!

“I can finally believe in us being a Premier League team next year!!!”

David Punton:

“How does the saying go…?

‘Jamie Vardy’s having a party?’

“Well, today he’s not.”

Kevin Christie:

“GOOD NEWS:

“Survival all but guaranteed!

“Another impressive performance and another well-deserved 3 points.

“The ghost of Bournemouth laid to rest.

“Another solid defensive display; Dubravka didn’t let his error get to him – looked assured and composed in the final 10 minutes when lesser characters might have crumbled.

“BAD NEWS:

“Arsenal, Chelsea and others in need of a top class manager….”

Toon Bano:

“Great performance. Great result.

“See you in the Premier League next year.

“Get in!!!”

Paul Lyon:

“Newcastle. United. Will never be defeated!!

“I love this bunch of lads!

“Brilliant, brilliant result”

Jamie Swan:

“Really buzzing after that result.

“Two cracking goals from Shelvey and Perez, probably should have had a penalty against, but I don’t give one flying fig.

“We are forming real partnerships in the spine of the team and that bodes really well.

“An unchanged team for the third game in a row means Rafa likes what he sees too.

“Couldn’t be happier with a whiff of fresh air from the right end of the table.

“Bit of late squeaky bum drama, but held firm. Beltronics!

“NUFC – making Schmeichels look owa their heeds in despair since 1892.

“Well, erm 1996.

“GET IN YOU BLACK AND WHITE BEAUTIES!”

Stats from BBC Sport:

Leicester 1 Newcastle 2

Goals:

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)

(Read Alan Shearer’s reaction to the result HERE)

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