Fulham defender Baird delighted for hat-trick hero Dempsey
Dempsey picked up the match ball after another fine performance from the American forward, Baird impressed too, breaking Newcastle's rhythm and protecting the back four.
"It was a good game to be part of, and obviously Clint did very well today. That's his second hat-trick in three games and I think everyone was really pleased for him. But it's a positive win for us all and one that we can certainly build on," Baird told fulhamfc.com.