FIVE things we learnt from Newcastle this afternoon

Newcastle return to the top half of the table with a hard fought victory at the DW Stadium.

It wasn’t pretty but Newcastle fans won’t mind one iota as Shola Ameobi’s strike ensured a welcome win for the Magpies who needed a confidence boosting win after two consecutive defeats. There were question marks prior to the game as to how the Toon were going to cope without the influential Andy Carroll; however Ameobi and Lovenkrands led the line well and proves there is life without the big No.9 upfront.

So how do Newcastle fans about the performance today, and what are the five things we learnt about the Magpies this afternoon?