It’s not often that you see fans applaud the performance of an opposing side but that was just what conspired after the Newcastle-Birmingham tie on Saturday.
Having lost consecutive league matches, Newcastle United put in a master-class of a performance as they outplayed and outclassed play-off hopefuls Birmingham City 4-0 at St. James Park.
Dwight Gayle second hat-trick of the season along with a Yoan Gouffran strike put Birmingham to the sword as Newcastle reclaimed top spot in the Championship table.
And the manner of Newcastle’s dominance on the night led many a fan of Birmingham City as well as Birmingham manager Gary Rowett to applaud the wonderful football that Newcastle played on the night.
Check out the best reactions below:
Gary Rowett admits Birmingham were "outplayed & outrun" by Newcastle. "Fortunate not to lose by more." Impeccable honesty. #nufc #bcfc
— Alan Biggs (@AlanBiggs1) December 10, 2016
Rowett also said he'd be "absolutely astonished" if Newcastle don't go up. "They’re an incredibly good side." #NUFC #BCFC
— Jordan Cronin (@jordancronin_) December 10, 2016
That was pure embarrassment.. Newcastle are much better than us, but to not have a shot in 70 minutes is ridiculous! #BCFC
— Luke Skywalker (@Lukedfrt) December 10, 2016
Outclassed from start to finish by a Newcastle who didn't really have to do a lot to win this game. More tough games to sort this out #bcfc
— Michael Edwards (@BcfcMichael) December 10, 2016
All a bit silly, this. Newcastle are head and shoulders above in every department. #bcfc
— Shane Ireland (@_ShaneIreland) December 10, 2016
St James'. What a stadium. Right in the city centre, an asymmetrical beast of a ground from outside & in, oozing class & tradition. #NUFC pic.twitter.com/oy9RGgYPZ1
— DavoBirmingham (@DavoBirmingham) December 10, 2016
@NUFC_Index outclassed us in every respect yesterday
— Doody (@doody9974) December 11, 2016
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