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Newcastle: Fans tear into Sean Longstaff after goalless draw against Oxford

Newcastle: Fans tear into Sean Longstaff after goalless draw against Oxford - Newcastle United

Plenty of Newcastle fans were left fuming over the performance of midfielder Sean Longstaff in this afternoon’s FA Cup clash at St James’ Park, with one lamenting him as “slow & immobile“.

Steve Bruce’s side were held to a goalless draw at home to Oxford and will now have to visit the League One club for the replay next month, with the 22-year-old’s frustrating season continuing as his wait for a first goal of 2019/20 goes on.

Longstaff had been valued at £50m by the club last summer in the face of transfer interest from Manchester United [as per Daily Mail] but has managed just a solitary assist from 19 appearances this season and never truly threatened against Oxford, with a first half cross that led to a chance for Allan Saint-Maximin and a deflected shot late in the match his only contributions of note (as per Chronicle Live).

The 22-year-old, whose brother Matt came on as a substitute in the game, was given a lowly five by Chronicle Live reporter Lee Ryder in his player ratings, with the journalist writing: “Not a great day for the Academy product. Needs to get back to doing the simple things.”

These Newcastle fans on Twitter were also unimpressed with Sean Longstaff this afternoon, with one supporter accusing him of being as short on pace as Magpies team-mate Jonjo Shelvey:

Do you think Sean Longstaff was way below his best for Newcastle today? Has his form throughout the season been a concern? Comment below with your views!


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