Newcastle United are on the verge of guaranteeing their English Premier League safety after securing a massive result away to Leicester City on Saturday.
Winning 2-1 against the Foxes, Rafa Benitez’s side are now ten points ahead of 18th-placed Southampton, albeit having played a game more.
With seven teams between themselves and the relegation zone with just a handful of games remaining, supporters can begin to relax and dream about next season in the top-flight.
Central to the win against Leicester was midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, whose recent impressive form continued with a vital opening goal.
Newcastle supporters are now calling on him to be selected for England’s World Cup this summer, believing he’s shown enough to be included.
Shelvey hasn’t played for the national side since 2015 but has his season been impressive enough to convince Gareth Southgate to include him on the plane to Russia?
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
There won't be a clearer game to show that Lascelles and Shelvey should be picked for England. Both were unreal. #nufc
— Elliot (@ElliotNufc) April 7, 2018
— Brad Burnett-Smith (@bradley_bs) April 7, 2018
If jonjo shelvey was not english he would be a massive part of an international team. Bullshit @FA politics and or shite judgement means eric dier/jordan Henderson/jake livermore/some kid from bournemouth will be going to a world cup instead. #nufc #shelvey #england #idiots
— mick maldini (@MickMaldini) April 7, 2018
— Freddie Case (@freddiecase) April 7, 2018
Gareth Southgate. Can you take some time out of your busy schedule and explain why Jonjo Shelvey isnt in the England setup but Jake Livermore is?
— Paul Wilson (@paulwillyping) April 7, 2018
Shelvey and Lascelles just bossed that game again! You watching Southgate or what? 👀🏴 #NUFC what a win!! 👌🏻❤️🔥
— Julie Smith (@jules27590) April 7, 2018
How Jonjo Shelvey isn’t in the England squad is baffling.. he was everywhere and everything today. Absolute domination in the middle of the park #NUFC
— CorryTheGeordie (@CorryTheGeordie) April 7, 2018