Allan Saint-Maximin dedicated his stunning goal at Turf Moor to the absent Newcastle United fans.
The winger's second half strike sealed a vital win for the Magpies and more importantly put six points between his side and Fulham.
However, it came after a poor first half in which Newcastle were lucky to only be 1-0 down.
And despite a valid penalty claim after Sean Longstaff was booted in the head, Steve Bruce's side were indebted to goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.
Saint-Maximin said: "I think everyone knew this game was really important for Newcastle so I give this win to the supporters because they are not there and they support a lot.
"I feel really great. Everybody knows this game is really important for Newcastle. I give this win to the supporters who couldn't be here.
"I’m really happy to help my team with an assist and goal in this important game.
"I was really frustrated when we were losing 1-0 and I said to the coach I would like to have time [and come onto the pitch]."
Saint-Maximin now feels United have a decent cushion over Fulham, and reflected: "This is a big opportunity.
"We are six points over Fulham.
"Now we just have to keep going forward and try to do the best we can do against West Ham.
"It’s important to come back stronger after being injured."