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Manquillo and Joselu must improve tonight with January looming

Manquillo and Joselu must improve tonight with January looming

Newcastle United failed to secure a positive result against West Ham United last time out as they were thrashed 3-0 at St James’ Park.

The Magpies have certainly improved under Rafa Benitez in recent times but they’re still a long way off where they want to be, with relegation still being a slight worry.

Interestingly, Newcastle United will travel to Goodison Park to face Everton in their next Premier League fixture. The Toffees put in an impressive performance at Anfield last time out but were narrowly beaten, so they’ll be looking to bounce straight back in front of home support tonight.

With Benitez struggling to get the best out of a couple of his first-team members at this moment in time, and with the January transfer window looming, these TWO players could face the axe if they don’t improve tonight…


Javier Manquillo is a player that Newcastle United will no doubt look to replace in the January transfer window.

The Spaniard has offered very little in the side this season, with his recent starts only coming because of Paul Dummett’s unfortunate injury.

Everton have the likes of Richarlison, Bernard, Theo Walcott and Ademola Lookman at their disposal in wide areas, so Manquillo would make some statement if he manages to keep them at bay.


Joselu has proven to be one of the worst signings in the club’s history, with just two goals to his name this season.

Newcastle United’s main problem towards the start of the season was their lack of potency in front of goal, which can be put down to the Spaniard’s inability to find the back of the net.

Therefore, if he fails to fire tonight against Everton, he’ll be heading for an inevitable exit in January.

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