Alan Shearer is spotted in the away end at Craven Cottage to watch Newcastle advance to fifth round of the FA Cup with 2-0 win over Fulham

Alan Shearer was in attendance to watch Newcastle’s win over Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Eddie Howe’s side booked their place in the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 2-0 win in west London.

Former striker Shearer was spotted in the away crowd in the closing stages of the game and was all smiles.

He would typically be in the BBC studio as a pundit, but with ITV the selected broadcasters for the match, the 53-year-old enjoyed a night watching his team.

Shearer scored 206 goals in 405 games for his boyhood club over a decade-long period, becoming the Premier League’s all-time top scorer in that time.

Alan Shearer was in attendance to watch Newcastle's win over Fulham from the sidelines

Alan Shearer was in attendance to watch Newcastle’s win over Fulham from the sidelines

The Magpies legend would normally be watching from the BBC studio but made the trip to London

The Magpies legend would normally be watching from the BBC studio but made the trip to London

Newcastle progressed to the FA Cup fifth round with a 2-0 win over Marco Silva's side

Newcastle progressed to the FA Cup fifth round with a 2-0 win over Marco Silva’s side

He would have been impressed with what he saw from Newcastle as they returned to winning ways after poor form before their two-week break.

Sean Longstaff broke the deadlock against Marco Silva’s in the 39th minute with a half volley which was followed by a VAR review.

Dan Burn doubled the lead with a close-range finish shortly after the hour mark to ensure Newcastle progressed to the last 16 of the FA Cup for just the second time in 18 years.

Howe’s side will look to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they visit Aston Villa on Tuesday night.