But he missed the visitors' best chance when he headed over at 0-0 and gave the ball away in his own half for the home side's opener.
Shift work: Andy Carroll worked tirelessly up front on his own by with little reward
Shearer takes stick but Geordies hit backManchester Unitedfans mocked Newcastle legend Alan Shearer for turning them down almost20 years ago. The Toon Army responded with 'USA' chants earning clapsfrom gold and green protestors.
Hairy night as Joey can't disguise his aggressionNewcastle's Joey Barton - ill-disguised with a new moustache - was predictably the first man to be booked, on 18 minutes.
He will not shave off his 'tache until Newcastle's first Premier League win, so on last night's performance, he could end up like Aussie cricket legend Merv Hughes.
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