After a bit of moaning about how physical we were - well done Wednesday - here's what the Newcastle Chronicle said.
4. Wednesday were United’s 23rd and last opponents - but the first to really outplay Newcastle
This Boxing Day match marked the halfway point of the Magpies’ campaign - making Wednesday the 23rd opponents Newcastle have played this term.
So, with United now having come face to face with every single other second-tier opponent at least once, what can we make of this division?
Well, for the most part Newcastle have looked a cut above - albeit when they have had Shelvey in their side - but they have had serious lapses along the way.
But, although this was United’s sixth defeat of the season already, it was - in this correspondent’s opinion - the first time they have been genuinely outplayed by an opponent.
What I mean by that is, during four of those other five defeats, Newcastle have largely beaten themselves.
Though all bar Nottingham Forest from those five sides played pretty well against United, it was the Magpies who mainly contributed to their own downfall then.
But during this reversal, Wednesday were simply excellent. They may have been physical, but they were physical for a reason: because it unsettled the home side.
Shelvey’s absence certainly contributed to United’s struggles, but so too did the visitors’ excellence.
Wednesday simply outplayed Newcastle - and that really is a compliment.