Well, who saw that coming then? After a game in which Newcastle created absolutely nothing of note, the Magpies were the beneficiaries of a handball call in the dying embers of the game, earning a shock point at Tottenham.
Steve Bruce’s side were fortunate not to fall at least two or three goals behind in the first-half, with Heung-min Son hitting the woodwork twice, and Karl Darlow producing an inspired display in between the sticks.
And whilst Callum Wilson netted from the spot in injury-time, Newcastle fans did have one player they weren’t too happy with after the game: Jonjo Shelvey.
As per Sofascore, the England international lost possession 14 times over the course of the game, provided just one key pass and had a disappointing pass accuracy of 72%.
And after seeing his performance, Newcastle fans took to Twitter to share their reactions.
We’re beaten today already. And that is why Shelvey should never play for us #nufc
— Tampers (@Tampers86) September 27, 2020
Shelvey stealing a living again
— Cal McNeill (@CalMcNeill4) September 27, 2020
They can’t do it mate zero confidence in each other say it all the time shelvey is a passenger he offers nothing imo so frustrating
— stephen foster (@FosterLala) September 27, 2020
Waste of a shirt, too slow, far too deep and just lumps the ball at first opportunity. He’s so deep at times he needs an oxygen tank
— GraemeD (@bigGraemeD) September 27, 2020
Absolute garbage, can’t remember the last time he actually had a decent game
— Steven Watson (@Watto_NUFC) September 27, 2020
Some Newcastle fans suggested that he’s just far too lazy to be in the side, with one supporter even claiming that he has “wasted his own talent”.
He should be nowhere near the 1st team. There’s a reason both Liverpool and Swansea sold him. He’s lazy and very inconsistent
— Steven G (@gallowgatenufc1) September 27, 2020
He has wasted his own talent. His long range passing is up there with Glen Hoddle but his work rate is similar and the game has moved on 40 years.
— Richyy Hetheringtiin (@worrichy) September 27, 2020
I’ve been saying this on another thread. He’s just a body on the pitch, brings absolutely nothing to the team. Not just this game, nearly every single match
— Paul Rochester (@spotter1266) September 27, 2020
In what was a really disappointing team performance – their only shot on target was the penalty – Shelvey’s performance wasn’t exactly the worst of the lot.
But playing in central midfield, Newcastle desperately needed the former Liverpool man to help get a foothold in the game for the Magpies and he struggled to do so.
But having nicked a point in the final few minutes of the game, Newcastle fans may just forgive Shelvey a bit easier.