Newcastle's battle against relegation received a huge boost after Rafa Benitez managed to scoop three points from defending league champions Manchester City at St James' park on Tuesday, January 29.
Sergio Aguero scored less than a minute into the game and it looked like Pep Guardiola's men were going to have a field day only for the Toon Army to rain on their parade.
Benitez gave his former team Liverpool a huge EPL title boost after Salomon Rondon's effort in the 66th minute found the back of the net and hand the Magpies a crucial equaliser.
Matt Richtie's spot kick in the 80th minute sailed his team through to victory after they were able to hold on to the lead and kill the game despite City's frantic efforts.
The victory pushes Newcastle all the way to 14th place with 24 points and five points clear of the relegation zone.
ON the other hand, City's defeat at Newcastle upon Tyne, places them four points behind league leaders Liverpool, who also have a game in hand.