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Newcastle fans lay into Joelinton after another below-par display

Newcastle put in a lacklustre display as they lost 2-0 to Aston Villa and one man who has drawn the ire of supporters is Joelinton.

Big things were expected of the Brazilian after the Magpies spent a club-record £40m to take him from Hoffenheim, yet he has contributed just one goal in 13 league games.

The striker struggled throughout, with wayward finishing and a tendency to lose the ball – making just 11 accurate passes. It meant that his side were never likely to get on the scoresheet, and now fans are beginning to grow impatient.

Some think he isn’t even an upgrade on Joselu, while others have been critical over his contribution, suggesting he lacks quality and therefore the millions spent on him have been a waste of money.

He was hooked with 20 minutes to go but unfortunately for Newcastle, Dwight Gayle nor Andy Carroll made a particularly big impression either, and that means the attacking department is an issue.

As for Joelinton, he already has a lot to do to prove his doubters wrong, but there is little sign currently that he has what it takes to turn his form around.

Will Joelinton come good?





Here are some of the reactions to his performance against Villa.

While Joelinton has unimpressed, it is not all of his own making. Read here about how Steve Bruce is failing to get the best out of the 23-year-old.

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