Loads of Newcastle fans were left furious at the performance of Sean Longstaff against Crystal Palace on Saturday, as the Magpies fell to just one win in their last nine Premier League matches.
After a good run of form before Christmas lifted the Toon Army into the top ten, they now appear to be getting sucked into a relegation race, and it is perhaps fair to say that the recent results don’t even do justice to how poor the performances have actually been. Saturday’s trip to Selhurst Park was no different, as Patrick van Aanholt’s first-half strike gave the hosts all three points.
And while there were plenty of poor individual displays, none were more disappointing than Longstaff, who looked to be a star in the making when he broke through last season. Per Sofascore, the 22 year-old lost possession more than any other Newcastle player (20 times) and also completed just 78% of his passes and was dribbled past four times.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions to his display down below…
Sorry but Sean Longstaff is awful
— colin oliver (@100Magpie) February 22, 2020
How is longstaff a professional footballer
— Luksu🔅 (@_nufcLuke) February 22, 2020
Longstaff needs to buck his ideas up as well, wouldn’t get a game for FC United of Manchester never mind Manchester United. #NUFC
— Andy Armstrong (@ArmstrongAndy93) February 22, 2020
Why has all of our best players from last season, Schar, Longstaff, all gone so bad
— sam (@sxmbarker) February 22, 2020
Next time we see “Longstaff” in the starting lineup for #NUFC, it better be Matty.
— Newcastle Toons (@NewcastleToons) February 22, 2020
What an absolute pile. Longstaff needs to be out of that team ASAP. One of many problems
— Nufc away days (@NufcAwayDays) February 22, 2020
Unpopular opinon: sean longstaff is a terrible player
— DavidB (@David_B_HU) February 22, 2020
I said this in the summer – sell him for £25m and bring in someone else
— Adam Clifford (@AdamClifford8) February 22, 2020
Newcastle fans, do you regret that the club didn’t cash in on Longstaff last summer? Join the discussion in the comments below…
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