Newcastle United's Fancy Dress Christmas Party (PICTURES)

Last year, Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew cancelled the Christmas party due to their poor form, but at the weekend the Toon hit the town.

And it was richly deserved following their 1-0 win at Manchester United - the Magpies' first success at Old Trafford in 41 years.

Yohan Cabaye's goal clinched a fifth win in six games for Newcastle in what was a superb response to their 3-0 thumping at Swansea three days earlier.

The best line-up since The Usual Suspects

However their best line-up of the season came during their festive celebrations.

Leonardy and Chewy hit the town, finally

Chewbacca, the Joker, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle's Leonardo, Batman, Spider-Man, Mickey Mouse, Craig David from Bo' Selecta, the Grinch, Superman and Iron Man were part of the eclectic squad.

The Joker and Mickey take a breather

Striker Sammy Ameobi posted the pick of the pictures, capturing Chewy and Leonardo on the town together.

Soccer - PDSA Animal Party, Ilford

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