Indeed, an Aleksandar Mitrovic winner - only his fifth goal of the season - gave Newcastle all three points against the Baggies, moving them out of the relegation zone and within just five points of West Brom themselves.
Shearer didn't say much on Twitter after the victory but only uttered the very words every Newcastle fan needed to hear.
Out of the bottom three. Big, big three points today. #nufc— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) February 6, 2016
Can the Magpies now push on and end the season relatively strongly? Steve McClaren's clueless buzzwords don't exactly paint a picture of confidence but a win here is a brilliant building block for Newcastle.
West Brom were poor and Newcastle will have to raise their level when their opponents play better.
This is a day to celebrate, however, and Norwich City's woeful form can give everyone else around them great belief.
Next up for Newcastle in the Premier League is a trip to Chelsea...