By David Woods

11th Feb, 2018 | 4:08pm

'Absolute beast' – Newcastle fans in dreamland after display of one player in win v Man United

Newcastle fans were in dreamland after an unlikely 1-0 win at home against Man United gave them breathing room at the bottom of the Premier League.
Rafa Benitez’ side gave a good account of themselves in the first half, with just Dwight Gayle letting the side down.
And they continued this into the second half with United struggling to show their dominance.
The Newcastle pressure eventually paid off when Matt Ritchie gave his side a deserved lead.
It all came after Chris Smalling was booked for diving. From the resulting free kick, Lejeune headed back to Gayle who laid the ball off to Ritchie, who finished well from about 12 yards out.
The three points is absolutely vital but it’s even sweeter coming against Man United and fans were delighted with the display from Matt Ritchie.
The goal was his first in the Premier League this season in 25 games.
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The win takes Newcastle up into 13th place and puts some breathing room between them and the relegation zone.
In other Newcastle news, the fans ripped this player apart after his first-half display v Man United.

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