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Newcastle romp past QPR and move up to second

September 14, 2016 07:13 IST

Jonjo Shelvey

IMAGE: Jonjo Shelvey of Newcastle United celebrates scoring during the Championship match against Queens Park Rangers. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images.

Newcastle United thrashed Queens Park Rangers 6-0 away to move into second place in the Championship (second tier) on Tuesday with former Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey scoring twice.

Shelvey's deflected shot put Newcastle ahead and his second, from 25 metres, put the visitors 3-0 up after Ayoze Perez had scored with a left-footed strike.

Further goals followed after the break from Ciaran Clark, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Grant Hanley.

Newcastle, relegated last season, have 15 points from their opening seven games, one behind Huddersfield.

"We now have to show we can concentrate in every game. It doesn't matter if we score six goals, we get three points in the end and now have to concentrate on the next game and not lose that concentration," manager Rafael Benitez said.

Newcastle lost their opening two games of the season but have won five in a row since, conceding only one goal.

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