The mood on Tyneside had dipped over the last seven days or so, with a disappointing draw against Watford compounded by frustration in the January transfer market.
They say in football, all it takes is one win, and so that has proved to be the case with victory at Elland Road handing the Magpies fresh hope and positivity as they battle to retain their Premier League status.
It was only United’s second win of the campaign, but it did feel like a potential turning point. At least that is what head coach Eddie Howe is hoping for when his side return from Saudi Arabia to play Everton on February 8.
Here’s how some of the NUFC players reacted to that win at Leeds: