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Newcastle United: Steve Bruce’s decision regarding Joelinton during Everton draw had fans fuming

Newcastle United: Steve Bruce’s decision regarding Joelinton during Everton draw had fans fuming - Newcastle United

Newcastle United supporters were in absolute meltdown over the most unlikely of results on Tuesday evening as the Magpies came back from 2-0 down in the 93rd minute to draw 2-2 away to Everton courtesy of a brace from defender Florian Lejeune – but some fans during the match were baffled by Steve Bruce’s decision to replace Joelinton with Fabian Schar ten minutes from full-time.

Moise Kean and Dominic Calvert-Lewin originally gave the Toffees a comfortable two-goal cushion heading into the latter stages of the contest, with Newcastle barely threatening atoll during the encounter until the injury time heroics, which is potentially why some supporters were so baffled by Bruce’s decision to bring on Schar, a defender, to replace striker Joelinton when they were in need of a goal threat.

Lejeune’s brace would have helped brush this tactical choice under the carpet given the Magpies’ stellar comeback from out of nowhere, but during the encounter, fans were absolutely teeming with rage over Bruce’s choice to replace the Brazilian target man.

However, according to WhoScored.com, it appears the manager’s tactical decision may have been inspired – with Schar mounting more efforts on goal (2) and winning just one less aerial duel than the 23-year-old inside his ten minutes of late action. Unaware of Schar’s eventual contribution, supporters briefly launched an attack on social media aimed at the manager before their dramatic comeback, find all of their best comments down below.

How did you celebrate Florian Lejeune’s eventual heroics? Join the discussion by commenting below…


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