Following a loss to Burnley at the weekend which ends their three-game unbeaten streak since early December, supporters have gone in on Newcastle United forward Dwight Gayle for missing a great chance to level proceedings in the dying minutes – potentially highlighting their lack of depth going forward.
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Indeed, it was a miss talked about at length by the manager himself.
The defeat will come as a sobering reminder for some critics of the Magpies’ season so far, with supporters seemingly on cloud nine following a great start to the last month of the year, but clearly there are issues still to address in the forward positions – especially when you consider most of Newcastle’s goals in the last few games have come from defence or midfield.
Joelinton, who has bagged just one goal all season so far for Steve Bruce’s side, is the usual figure of criticism when addressing the issues surrounding their lack of goalscoring prowess in the forward positions – but after their defeat at Turf Moor, supporters have slammed Gayle for his miss.
Here’s what they had to say on Twitter.
Because he’s hopeless. Tried to get rid of him but he’s still getting a game. Shows the desperation when we have 1 or 2 injuries
— Stu Renton (@lRodneyTrotterl) December 14, 2019
I’m pretty sure it would have been ruled out for a push by Joelinton via VAR. Nevertheless it was harder to miss.
— Tom Gorman (@funkmastergorm) December 14, 2019
He’s a championship player NOT a premier league player. He lacks lots in his game
— Keith Nicholson (@KeithNicholson3) December 14, 2019
Should of scored for sure, but it’s the first time in weeks one of our ’strikers’ has got into that sort of poaching position.
— Delmore Clancy (@clampdown59) December 15, 2019
He is a striker…. A championship striker
— Cormac Poland (@Cormac007) December 14, 2019
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Dont know why he chose to use his left, right foot would have took it towards goal
— Boetie (@BruceScott93) December 14, 2019
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