Steve Bruce insists Newcastle United will finish the job of Premier League survival as long as their best players stay fit.

Although, he refused to confirm that it was job done despite Fulham now trailing by six points at the bottom of the table.

Newcastle have effectively now dragged Burnley back into the dogfight after their 2-1 win today.

Bruce said: "This win is big but there's still a bit to go. Certainly it's a helping hand. It's an important game, so to win it was very good.

"It's been difficult with our injuries. You can see what Allan Saint-Maximin brings to the team. We've missed that bit of quality and excitement.

"To be missing your top players constantly, it affects teams.

"We didn't play well enough in the first half. Second half we were a different animal.

"We can improve of course but it's there for everyone to see."

When asked about United's penalty call, in which Sean Longstaff took a boot to the head, Bruce said: "For me it's a penalty because it's dangerous play. We saw the boy get sent off for Leeds for dangerous play yesterday. Wasn't that dangerous?

"We can't get carried away but [four points from two games] in the Premier League is huge. It sets us up nicely, we've got some tough challenges but this helps.

"Let's hope our players stay fit.

"As good as I think I am, I need our best players."