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Alan Shearer and Gary Lineker praise Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce

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Alan Shearer and Gary Lineker praise Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce

The boss has overseen a revival of sorts during the last seven games.

Newcastle United secured their second victory of the week with a 2-1 win over Southampton at St James’ Park.

Danny Ings had opened the scoring for the Saints but Steve Bruce’s men roared back with strikes from Jonjo Shelvey and Federico Fernandez.

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The Magpies are 10th in the Premier League and yesterday’s win made it seven points from the week.

After last weekend’s draw with Manchester City, it means a solid week for Bruce who found himself under pressure earlier in the campaign.

Newcastle legend Alan Shearer took to Twitter after the game to praise the team and also Bruce’s substitutions:

Bruce threw Andy Carroll on for the out of sorts Joelinton with Newcastle trailing.

Within ten minutes the Magpies had restored parity with Carroll claiming the assist for Shelvey’s equaliser.


Gary Lineker was another who took to Twitter to praise the work being done by Bruce at Newcastle.

The former England man believes it’s time people gave the manager the credit he deserves:

Bruce replaced the popular Rafa Benitez during the summer and led to supporters becoming increasingly disgruntled.

The Spaniard was an extremely likeable manager and he endeared himself to supporters by sticking with the club despite relegation to the Championship.

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The hierarchy in place at St James’ Park allowed Benitez’s contract expire and that led to Bruce’s appointment in the summer.

After a sticky period earlier in the season it looked as though things could turn toxic.

The ex-Hull and Aston Villa manager has revived the Magpies though. Newcastle have lost just once in the last seven matches and finally look to be on the up.

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