Newcastle remain five points clear of the relegation zone but come January could easily find themselves in yet another dogfight.
Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer said: "Eden Hazard was unplayable at times, Newcastle could not get near him. His game just had everything and his feet are so quick - just magnificent.
"He just has everything in his game. He destroyed Newcastle, but he will destroy some more teams this season."
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