Former Newcastle striker Alan Shearer on Match of the Day: "The midfield was where the game was won and lost. Jonjo Shelvey and Mohamed Diame bossed the midfield. They work so well as a partnership.
"Shelvey was quicker, brighter and sharper than anyone else on the pitch. His passing again was superb. It was a very well deserved and big three points for Newcastle."
Former England and Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy: "In terms of opening up a packed defence, Shelvey is the best England have got. I understand the issues with the other side of his game, discipline and defensive responsibility, but I would be taking him to the World Cup."