Alan Shearer reacts on Twitter to Newcastle United win

Newcastle striker Alan Shearer celebrates after scoring in the 77th minute as Sunderland goalkeeper Lionel Perez is left stranded during the FA Premier League match at St James' Park on...

Newcastle United climbed to fourth in the Premier League table with a narrow win over Stoke.

Rafael Benitez, Manager of Newcastle United speaks to Jamaal Lascelles of Newcastle United and Isaac Hayden of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and...

Newcastle United made it three Premier League wins on the spin yesterday.

Rafael Benitez's side earned a hard-fought 2-1 win at home to Stoke City, with Jamal Lascelles, who hit the winner in the victory at Swansea last week, the hero again on Saturday.

The visitors did well to get back into the game as a Xherdan Shaqiri cracker cancelled out Newcastle's first-half opener through Christian Atsu.

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez reacts during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park on August 13, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

But Lascelles headed home the winner on 67 minutes as the Magpies took another big step away from the farcical summer transfer window which clouded their early results.

United are now fourth in the Premier League table, only four points off the leaders Manchester City, and on the whole things are looking very good.

Newcastle player Ayoze Perez in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park on August 13, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

And Alan Shearer has congratulated his former club - and captain Lascelles - on the narrow win over the Potters yesterday.

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