By Alex Taylor

Jonjo Shelvey scored twice as Newcastle thrashed Queen Park Rangers 6-0 on Tuesday evening – and fans took to Twitter to hail his performance.

Shelvey, 24, notched a key brace as Ayoze Perez, Ciaran Clark, Aleksandar Mitrović and Grant Hanley all chipped in with goals.

The win earnt Rafa Benitez’s side three valuable points and is their fifth consecutive Championship win.

Supporters on Twitter praised Shelvey for his brilliant individual display with one fan saying it was the best showing he had ever seen at Loftus Road.

Here are a collection of Tweets in regards to the midfielder’s performance:

Newcastle have enjoyed a strong start to life in the Championship under manager Rafa Benitez despite suffering two early losses in their campaign.

The Toon have picked up 15 points from their opening seven games in England’s second tier and have already beaten Reading, Bristol, Cheltenham, Brighton and Derby this term.

The St James’ Park outfit were relegated under Benitez last season but retained his services and will be looking to pick up their sixth win in eight games against Wolves on Saturday.

In other Newcastle team news, the Tynesiders unveiled the statue of club legend Alan Shearer on Monday – but fans felt on Twitter that the tribute looked nothing like their hero.