Newcastle United had a fantastic Sunday, defeating Manchester United 1-0 at St James’ Park in the English Premier League.
Matt Ritchie was the goal hero on the afternoon, burying a loose ball in the box in the second half, sending the Magpies supporters into raptures and securing his side a vital three points.
The win eases their fears of relegation and sees them move up into 13th position, albeit just two points above the drop.
Newcastle fans were overjoyed with the performance and had particular praise for Jonjo Shelvey, who produced a dominating midfield display that put more illustrious names like Paul Pogba to shame.
The 25-year-old has been criticised by supporters this season for inconsistent performances but if he can string together more displays like that then the Magpies will have no concerns about relegation come the end of the season.
Fans took to Twitter to enthuse about his display against the Red Devils…
— shmoliver (@Oliver1892) February 11, 2018
Plenty of stick this season for Shelvey and Diame. Absolutely top drawer today against Pogba and Matic. Bullied them and played wth composure 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾⚫️⚪️ #NUFC
— Aman Sehgal (@Aman5ehgal) February 11, 2018
— Thelonious Monk (@dmill187) February 11, 2018
— Stephen Blakeney (@EssBee___) February 11, 2018
Hearing Manchester united want a refund for pogba.. they want shelvey instead 😉 #NUFC
— kyle walker (@kylew177) February 11, 2018
Did you see £90m Paul Pogba getting subbed off against championship side Newcastle cos Shelvey didn’t give him a kick all game?? 🙊 #NUFC
— Kriss (@Kriss_nufc83) February 11, 2018
Jonjo Shelvey was an absolute beast today – what a performance!
And hats off to Dubravka too; amazing debut!#NUFC
— NUFC Index (@NUFC_Index) February 11, 2018
#nufc I’m one of Shelvey’s critics but what a performance today, tremendous along with his teammates who gave absolutely everything. Fantastic effort by All & deserved win.
— Waaatson (@paul_taylor1) February 11, 2018
Get hammered everytime I say it but Jonjo Shelvey is a wizard and he’s gotta go to Russia 😊⚫️⚪️ #NUFC
— Tom Wilkins (@Wilkoba) February 11, 2018
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