Newcastle United handed their survival hopes a huge boost on Saturday with a 2-1 victory over Bournemouth.
The Magpies were winless in their first 10 Premier League games this season but brought that woeful run to an end last weekend by edging past Watford and followed that result with their latest outing against the Cherries.
Salomon Rondon was the hero as he opened his account in his loan stint from West Brom but fans on social media saved praise for other members of the squad, with a number of additions made by Rafael Benitez earning plaudits.
The defensive performances of Fabian Schar and Federico Fernandez attracted praise, while midfielder Ki Sung-Yeung put in a superb shift and left many speculating that Jonjo Shelvey could find it difficult to get back into the side.
Ki earned only his fifth Premier League appearance of the season but, after providing the assist for Ayoze Perez’s winner last weekend, caught the eye again against Bournemouth.
We have gathered some of the best reactions below.
Thought Ki was immense. His calmness in possession and use of the ball were superb. #NUFC
— Swindon Mag (@SwindonMag) November 10, 2018
Ki was really good today as well. Didn't do anything particularly outlandish or fancy but was very effective. Looks a good signing for a free #nufc
— Dean Johnson (@DeanJohnson32) November 10, 2018
— jampacker (@JamPacker) November 10, 2018
Unbelievable performance, another 3 points, ki and rondon were superb, get up the lads #nufc⚪️⚫️
— Harry Tait (@Tait3Tait) November 10, 2018
Ki was motm for me but also @HecoDubravka @salorondon23 @pajarofernandez @fabianschaer had very good games and also @yedlinny win his runs and crosses needs a mention well done lads ???????????????? #NUFC
— Arron Gallagher (@_arrongallagher) November 10, 2018
Buzzing after today. Feels like we are very much back on track. Dubravka superb as always, Fernandez and Schar immense, Ki magical, Kenedy looking like his former self and Rondon with one of the best performances I’ve seen from a striker in a long time. Howay the lads. #NUFC
— Zak Stephenson (@ZakStephenson24) November 10, 2018
Think I prefer Ki’s patience patience and ability to hold onto the ball more than Shelvey attempt at a Hollywood pass every time he gets it… we need to keep it simple more often #nufc
— ѕнαиєσ (@Toonman8589) November 10, 2018
Ki’d passing was fantastic yesterday. The big positive for me in him over Shelvey is that he doesn’t drop so deep to start moves.. keeps us pressing more in CM #nufc
— samantha (@mumba88) November 11, 2018