10,000 supporters were back inside St James's Park to watch Newcastle United beat Sheffield United 1-0. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Smiles, hugs and facemasks; Emotional scenes as Newcastle United fans enjoy return to St James's Park

It was an emotional evening at St James’s Park as Newcastle United fans returned to the stadium for the first time in 15 months.

Since February 2020, the Geordie-faithful have been locked out of their second home – watching on from their living rooms as their club competed without them.

However, Steve Bruce’s side were finally blessed with their presence again as 10,000 supporters cheered the Magpies to victory over Sheffield United via Joe Willock’s first-half header.

Check out our gallery as we take you through the best fan pics:

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