It’s a result that, combined with Fulham’s victory over fellow strugglers Sheffield United over the weekend, means that Newcastle United are only three points away from the relegation zone in the Premier League.
But judging by the reaction of Bruce after the game (via @stevewraith), you wouldn’t imagine that the club were in any danger at all as he was seen laughing with Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjær, although over what precisely it is unclear. It certainly is a weird response given the circumstances and not something you’d expect for someone who is under as much pressure as Bruce.
And it is something that has left the St James’ Park faithful understandably outraged, and they let their feelings known on social media afterward:
“Can you honestly picture Kevin Keegan looking that happy after losing another game leaving the club in serious relegation fight?”
Does Steve Bruce deserve more time?
You’d imagine it’s something that will be a talking point at the next press conference, where hopefully Bruce will get a chance to explain the situation.