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Hat-trick hero Dwight Gayle gets extra recognition in official EFL team of the week named on Monday.
Rafa changed the use of Shelvey and Hayden with instant startling results in Newcastle 4 Birmingham 0.
Birmingham fans comment on Newcastle trip: ‘Feck the footie. 2nd night here, much better than Brum.’
Watch here all the action and goals from Newcastle 4 Birmingham 0 – Could and should have been double the scoreline – Video.
Jonjo Shelvey “I felt that I needed to go out there and owe one to the team and owe one to the fans,”
After Newcastle 4 Birmingham 0 – Rafa Benitez “We played attacking football with some pace…the players were enjoying it.”
Dwight Gayle “Playing with that quality we have got…it (service) can come from anywhere.”
Who was this new Number 15 that Rafa Benitez drafted in against Birmingham City?
Gary Rowett “Make no bones about it, this is a Premier League team we were playing against.”
Please rate all 14 United players in our interactive Newcastle v Birmingham player ratings.
Allan Saint-Maximin dropped for Crystal Palace match and now ‘injured’ – Report
Alan Shearer points finger of blame within Newcastle United
Crystal Palace 0 Newcastle 2 – Match ratings and comments on all the NUFC players
Trolls attack Newcastle United fans after 2-0 win at Crystal Palace
Newcastle United could see major shift in position as these stars are now aligning