Newcastle fans took to Twitter after the game tonight to celebrate our first win in the FA Cup for five years – yes a full five years.
Shame on us.
And Shelvey looked as though he had never been away and with this player in the team we look so much better – he was terrific but not surprisingly faded a little bit in the second half..
Note to Rafa – please get James McCarthy who can come in if Jonjo is injured or suspended through the end of the season – and please wrap Jonjo in cotton wool – thank you.
It was a very good win tonight for a team that included three of our top youngsters starting in their first game – a game to remember for the youngsters and brave of Rafa to put his trust in them.
Yoan Gouffran celebrates fantastic goal
Hanley & Shelvey exceptional tonight. Gouffran played well up top. Young lads played well especially Barlaser. 4th round next ?? #NUFC
— Paul Charters (@Chartersss) January 18, 2017
If you haven’t got a Jonjo Shelvey in your team, why do you even bother to go and watch football matches… #nufc
— Jonny (@Jonathangeldar1) January 18, 2017
Tonight is living proof of how much we missed Shelvey, makes us tick and ran the show. Thought the young lands done well too. #NUFC
— Andy Armstrong (@ArmstrongAndy93) January 18, 2017
Jonjo is different class. Far too good for us #nufc
— RW (@ryaanwilson) January 18, 2017
Impressed with Findlay tonight, always looked to play the ball…cross field pass to Ritchie was a gem #NUFC
— Rafa’s ?? & ?? Army (@NUFC_Fan_) January 18, 2017
FA Cup R3. Newcastle United 3 – 1 Birmingham City! Loved seeing this result. Wish I could’ve made the match. Still love the FA CUP! #nufc
— Steve (@TheLadSteve) January 18, 2017
Well done to everyone? roll on oxford #NUFC
— Lauren Beth! (@laurenRichard56) January 18, 2017
Good result. Made it harder for ourselves conceding the goal but other than that sounded comfortable. #NUFC
— Lewis Patterson (@LewisP_SJ) January 18, 2017
— Ethan (@ethanturnbull_) January 18, 2017