Former striker Alan Shearer has taken to social networking site Twitter in order to comment on Newcastle United’s all-important 3-0 win over Swansea City at St. James’ Park.
The Magpies were given a boost ahead of kick-off as North East rivals Sunderland defeated Norwich City 3-0 at Carrow Road in the day’s earlier match, a result which draws the Canaries closer to the drop.
Newcastle simply had to pick up all three points against the Swans, and despite some nervy moments, they got the job done in impressive fashion as they ended up running out 3-0 winners.
Jamaal Lascelles, Moussa Sissoko and Andros Townsned grabbed the goals, and after the game both Alan Shearer and Peter Lovenkrands praised the Magpies on their much-needed win.
The victory now takes Newcastle to within three points of Norwich and safety, and importantly the Tyneside club have a game in hand on the Canaries and a goal difference similar to their rivals.
The game in hand is against Manchester City on Tuesday, and victory over the Citizens would momentarily lift Rafa Benitez’s side out of the bottom three for the first time in months.
After looking dead and buried following their defeat at Southampton last week, Newcastle have kept their hopes alive and could still pull themselves clear if they can maintain a similar performance level.