Peter Lovenkrands reacts on Twitter after Newcastle win their first game of the season

Newcastle's Peter Lovenkrands looking dejected

Newcastle beat Reading 4-1 at St. James' Park on Wednesday evening.

Newcastle's Dwight Gayle celebrates scoring their fourth goal with Isaac HaydenNewcastle's Dwight Gayle celebrates scoring their fourth goal against Reading with Isaac Hayden

Newcastle United picked up their first win of the season with a thumping 4-1 victory over Fulham at St. James' Park on Wednesday evening.

The Magpies lost 1-0 on the opening day of the season to Fulham, and were then shocked by Huddersfield Town at St. James' Park last weekend in a 2-1 defeat.

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez and Reading manager Jaap StamNewcastle manager Rafael Benitez and Reading manager Jaap Stam

As the early title favourites, Newcastle came in for immediate pressure after two straight defeats - but they answered their critics with a superb win over Reading on Wednesday evening.

Isaac Hayden bagged his first goal for the club with the opener, before Garath McCleary's penalty dragged Reading level on the stroke of half time.

Newcastle's Dwight Gayle celebrates scoring their third goalNewcastle's Dwight Gayle celebrates scoring their third goal

However, Newcastle ran riot in the second half as Matt Ritchie converted a penalty of his own, and Dwight Gayle scored twice to make it three goals in his last two games.

Newcastle are now off the mark in the Championship, and can look ahead to this weekend's clash away at Bristol City in the hope of making it two wins in a row.

Newcastle's Peter Lovenkrands looking dejectedFormer Newcastle star Peter Lovenkrands

After the game, former Newcastle forward Peter Lovenkrands took to Twitter to celebrate a 'great result', and was happy to take a 'brilliant three points', which moved Newcastle up into 17th place in the Championship table.

Lovenkrands then looked ahead to Newcastle's next game, which is a potentially tricky encounter at Ashton Gate against Lee Johnson's exciting Bristol City side.

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