Photos: Mike Ashley all smiles as Jonas Gutierrez makes emotional comeback

Jonas Gutierrez

The Newcastle United star did not play but made a return to the matchday squad during his side's Premier League win over Aston Villa.

Finally, something positive for Newcastle United fans.

Not only did Newcastle beat Aston Villa 1-0 on Saturday afternoon to earn a rare three points - and John Carver's second win as boss - but Jonas Gutierrez made an emotional return to the matchday squad at St James' Park.

The Argentine took pictures with fans and Papiss Cisse even ran over to the bench to celebrate his winner against Aston Villa with him. Gutierrez didn't play for the Magpies but the fact he was even a substitute after receiving treatment for testicular cancer provided a lift everyone on Tyneside needed.

And Mike Ashley was even smiling in the stands - just about.

The Newcastle owner was present as Cisse gave Carver's men all three points against Tim Sherwood's side, restoring at least some of the pride lost during last weekend's 5-0 thrashing at Manchester City.

The victory keeps the Magpies four points behind Stoke City but, importantly, lifts them five above Alan Pardew's Crystal Palace. For Aston Villa, however, trouble is afoot. Two defeats in two for Sherwood have left Villa 19th in the Premier League table...

Here are the best photos of, firstly, Ashley and, secondly, Gutierrez!

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