As the Premier League returned after a six week break, you will struggle to find a happier person than Shay Given after Newcastle's win.
After becoming a regular on our television screens during the action in Qatar, Shay Given was on Amazon Prime for the St Stephen's day action.
In one of the stories of the season, Newcastle started the day in third place as they have taken full advantage of their investment last year.
They faced a Leicester side that were second best all day, as Newcastle made light work of them in a comfortable 3-0 victory at the King Power Stadium.
Two goals from Chris Wood and Miguel Almiron put them 2-0 up after seven minutes, while Joelington added further misery with Newcastle's third in the 32nd minute.
Shay Given Ecstatic
It's exciting times for Newcastle fans at at the moment, who couldn't have imagined how quickly their fortunes would change under Eddie Howe.
The signings of Kieran Trippier, Bruno Guimaraes and Alexander Isak are among some of the players to make the move to St James Park, and have completely changed their fortunes.
Having struggled at the wrong end of the table before their takeover, Newcastle are now second in the table, four points behind leaders Arsenal.
The way in which the owners have obtained their investment has been viewed as controversial, but the fans will quickly forget if this form continues. Under Eddie Howe, they are playing some great football and producing results on a weekly basis.
Among the excited Newcastle fans today was Shay Given, who even claimed Newcastle could be in title contention
I kind of said it tongue and cheek, but after the first half, I'm actually going all in now. It was an amazing first half for Newcastle absolutely flying, and of course as Conor mentioned in commentary, they'll be up to second tonight if it stays this way of course."
Winning the Premier League might be beyond Newcastle's this early into their project. Nevertheless, Newcastle fans loved Shay Given's enthusiasm through the day.
— Marc Jobling (@MarcJoblingFPL) December 26, 2022
“Shay Given is pitch side as a pundit orchestrating the fans to ‘We’re gunna win the league.” 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 @No1shaygiven
What a bloke man 🖤🤍🎙️
— D A N_M O L Y N E U X (@DanMolyneux1) December 26, 2022
Shay Given as giddy as any Newcastle fan right now. Love to see it #NUFC
— Keith Proudfoot (@k_proudfoot) December 26, 2022
— Sara (@MissySM) December 26, 2022
I’ve met Shay Given twice. Once as a Newcastle player and once when he come back to the North East on loan at Boro. He’s always loved the Toon and he just sounds like a fan interviewing Eddie Howe. He’s talking so quickly and stuttering his words like he’s in front of his hero 😂
— Michael Lightfoot #cans (@iamheavyhands) December 26, 2022
If Newcastle continue this level of performance, expect more excitement from Shay Given as they celebrate their best position in the league in years.