Steve Bruce reacts to Newcastle United's win, THAT VAR goal and Allan Saint-Maximin's first Magpies goal

Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce has reacted to Jonjo Shelvey’s goal – controversially ruled legal by VAR – that sealed three points at former club Sheffield United.

Thursday, 5th December 2019, 10:25 pm
Updated Thursday, 5th December 2019, 10:26 pm
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Steve Bruce, manager of Newcastle looks on before the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Newcastle United at Bramall Lane on December 05, 2019 in Sheffield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Steve Bruce, manager of Newcastle looks on before the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Newcastle United at Bramall Lane on December 05, 2019 in Sheffield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Allan Saint-Maximin’s first goal for United set the Magpies on their way before the Shelvey strike caused mayhem at Bramall Lane.

"Fair play to the referee to not stop it,” said Bruce on Shelvey's fourth goal of the season.

“It is a decision that has gone our way. At the end of the day it was the right decision. It is tiny margins. Today we got one."

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On Frenchman Saint-Maximin’s goal, Bruce added: “Finally got a goal. never thought he'd get it from a header - I am pleased with him.

“We all know the remarkable ability he has. What a header.

“We play on the counter. It suits the players we have. We ask a lot of the centre forward but it suits us and we are getting results."

And finally when asked by former Newcastle hero Les Ferdinand, part of the post-match analysis, about the January window, Brue said: "I haven't even asked that question because I have two or three I haven't seen.

“Can we get players in January that can make us better?

“I have to be patient. If there's I will bang down the door. I'm delighted with the squad we have."

Newcastle United host Southampton, winners over Norwich City yesterday, at St James's Park on Sunday in the Premier League.