Newcastle United overcame Liverpool in impressive fashion on Sunday.
Newcastle United fans finally had something to cheer about at the weekend when their side overcame Liverpool 2-0 at St James’ Park.
Summer signing Georginio Wijnaldum played a major role in both goals, his 69th minute shot deflecting in off Martin Skrtel’s knee before the Dutchman eased the home side’s nerves with a second in the final moments.
The victory was essential for a Newcastle side that was floundering in the Premier League’s bottom three with the halfway stage of the campaign drawing ever closer.
There is still a lot of work to do for the Magpies and their manager Steve McClaren but this win will give Newcastle a huge confidence boost before the challenges yet to come.
After the match a number of Newcastle’s players took to Twitter to celebrate the win, including star-man Wijnaldum himself.
“What an amazing day,” he wrote. “We’ve got the three points. I’m proud of the team.”
Moussa Sissoko, Siem de Jong, Florian Thauvin, Rob Elliot and Chancel Mbemba also rushed to social media to express their delight, while young defender Kevin Mbabu joked that Wijnaldum had scored one and a half goals on the day.
What an amazing day!! We've got the 3 points! I'm proud of the team pic.twitter.com/x6ywHM6H4g— Georginio Wijnaldum (@GWijnaldum) December 6, 2015
Great win today! Happy with my first start this season. Need to keep fighting like this and step up our game! #nufc— Siem de Jong (@siemdejong) December 6, 2015
Great collective win ! Congrat's team mates and fans for your support ! We must use that game as a reference for the future ! #HowayTheLads— Moussa Sissoko (@MoussaSissoko) December 6, 2015
Very important win at home today!Congrats to all the team and to my man @GWijnaldum Thanks for the support and the great atmosphere— Florian Thauvin (@FlorianThauvin) December 6, 2015
What a great result and team performance. That's who we are and what we are about!! Great support and a clean sheet!— Robert Elliot (@the_dilsh) December 6, 2015