Newcastle fans bash Murphy for shocking season

Jacob Murphy’s miserable Newcastle season continued at Watford on Saturday, and fans have been debating the youngster’s future.

Newcastle fell to a 2-1 defeat at Watford on Saturday, despite dominating large parts of the match.

Jonjo Shelvey was the standout performer for the Magpies, but fans were slightly less impressed by the performance of Jacob Murphy, who struggled to make any impact on the match, and not for the first time this season.

The 23 year-old was a boyhood Newcastle fan, so many supporters were expecting big things when he signed for the club last summer.

Murphy has managed to make 26 appearances in all competitions, but has scored just once.

Continuing his torrid first season as a Magpie, the young midfielder made just 32 touches in his 52 minutes on the pitch at Watford, completing only 63 per cent of his passes.

Murphy grabbed his only Newcastle goal against Manchester City back in January, but fans are clearly not happy with his Saturday performance or season as a whole.

While some still want to see the boyhood Magpie succeed at the club, others have already given up, and some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…