Newcastle came from behind to beat Southampton 2-1 yesterday and propelled themselves into the top half of the Premier League.
A third goal in three matches for Jonjo Shelvey cancelled out Danny Ings’ opener before Federico Fernandez won the match for Steve Bruce’s side.
That result takes them up to tenth and alleviates some of the relegation pressure around the club for the time being; the Saints would have overtaken their hosts with a win yesterday.
It also makes it seven points from a three-game week for the Magpies and Bruce needs to try and build on that momentum over the festive period.
Midfielder Isaac Hayden took to Twitter after the match to criticise his own performance, admitting it wasn’t his best display for the club.
But many supporters were keen to praise the English midfielder, with some suggesting that Gareth Southgate should be watching his performances with interest ahead of the summer’s European Championship.
They love his commitment to the shirt in every game and in matches like yesterday’s which were a tad low on quality, that desire can be enough to get the job done.
Put in a shift that’s all anyone asks 👊🏼👊🏼
— Kevin McManus (@kevinmcmanus23) December 8, 2019
Nothing wrong with your game from my seat kid. 👏👏
— Scotty ⚫⚪NUFC⚫⚪ (@ScottyT9804) December 8, 2019
You should be getting a call fr Southgate soon Isaac. Immense this season 🏴⚫⚪
— flynn (@nufcflynn) December 8, 2019
This was you at Watford Junction. Don’t put yourself down you did everything right today. You should be in contention for England squad pic.twitter.com/BvCY3nkR4T
— Mark denholm (@MarkDnhlm) December 8, 2019
Thought you had a cracking game personally, one of our better players
— Dayle Barron (@DayleBarron) December 8, 2019
Think you are awesome every game you play mate. You are 110% committed and that’s all that any fan wants to see. Your class comes through. Well done
— David Tasker (@DavidTazGolf9) December 8, 2019
Whether you play a blinder or have an off day, one thing we know is that you always run yourself into the ground 👍
THAT is all we ask.
Absolute top, top pro 👏👏👏
— Lee Forster #NUFC ⚫️⚪️⚫️⚪️ (@LeeDForster) December 8, 2019
Head up Isaac. Positivity. Onwards and upwards pal. Come on the toon ⚫️⚪️⚫️⚪️ #NUFC
— Mup Murphy (@MupMurphy1) December 8, 2019
You always give 100% mate that's all we ask!
— Dan (@TGunk93) December 8, 2019
Thought you played canny good you’ve been a rock lately let’s keep it going 💪🏻
— JamieNUFC 🏴🇬🇧 (@J_G_1988) December 9, 2019
Keep at it doing brilliantly this season
— Adam Pearson (@MikeAshleyFan12) December 8, 2019
All we ask Isaac is to give 100% and it wasn't pretty but job done. You and Jonjo on your day are top notch.
— Dan'Ratty'Ratcliffe (@Ratcliffe1981) December 8, 2019
Thought you had a good game personally. Grafted away 💪🏻
— Adam Kennair (@discopants1982) December 8, 2019
Great performance today Isaac
— Nathan (@_NathanMurray) December 8, 2019
Always good to set yourself high standards, but I thought you were brilliant today. You know, more than most, that a good effort is all #nufc fans want to see, but you offer that and much more, you left nothing on that pitch today 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
— FarzK12 (@FarzK12) December 8, 2019
Super team performance ⚫️⚪️
— Alan Armstrong (@Alan_Armstrong7) December 8, 2019
You done dirty work got us back in game kidda HWTL
— Rory Jake Robertson (@RoryNUFC94) December 8, 2019