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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.
Journalists set to lose in 6 days time their Steve Bruce v Rafa Benitez points (pointless) argument
Baggies in perfect shape on pitch for West Brom v Newcastle United but ticket sales a struggle 8 days out
Martin Keown can’t believe Newcastle United aren’t in relegation zone – Says it is a ‘Miracle’
Newcastle v Crystal Palace player ratings from fans – Savage but fair
Newcastle United star comes out in spirited defence of Mike Ashley, yet again