Loads of Newcastle fans have been reacting to Tuesday’s action, and they’re absolutely full of praise for Joey Barton.
While Tottenham were completely outclassed at their new stadium by a thrilling young Ajax side on Tuesday evening, all eyes in the north east were on Sunderland’s trip to Fleetwood, especially after Barton’s comments in the week.
The ex-Magpie, who has been in charge of The Fishermen since last summer, said before the match that he wanted to send Sunderland fans home in tears, and that’s exactly what he did.
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Needing a win to have any chance of automatic promotion back into the second tier, the Black Cats took the lead against Barton’s side through a Lee Cattermole header – yes, you read that right.
Fleetwood fought back in the second half though, and Paddy Madden equalised before Ashley Eastham won it deep into stoppage time.
Jack Ross’ side now face the daunting task of achieving promotion through the play-offs, and let’s just say the Toon Army are pretty proud of Barton.
The 36 year-old scored eight times in 84 appearances on Tyneside, and the Twitter reactions down below are loving his latest feat…
— Woodgrove (@woodgrove30) April 30, 2019
Joey Barton the gift that keeps giving! #nufc
— Toon Army Syracuse (@ToonArmyCNY) April 30, 2019
Joey Barton will always have a special place in my heart #nufc
— Shane Kearley #IfRafaGoesWeGo (@srkearley) April 30, 2019
Get in Joey Barton’s Fleetwood.
Stoppage time winner #nufc
— Steve McKenna (@SteveMcKenna_) April 30, 2019
Surprised to read here that over their two fixtures this season, Sunderland’s dynamic young manager has lost out to famed street fighter and part time manager Joseph Barton.
— NUFCThreatLevel (@NUFCThreatLevel) May 1, 2019
— John Atkinson (@johnnieaka2002) April 30, 2019
As if the ex toon nutter Joey Barton has beat Sunderland so the only way they can gain promotion is play offs ?LALAS #NUFC
— Niall Underwood (@UnderwoodNiall) April 30, 2019
Get up there Joey Barton ??????
— Adam (@Adam9nufc) April 30, 2019
Name is Joey Barton and he loves the toon
— Ryan. (@RyanNUFC_7) April 30, 2019
— Dean (@DeanWales2) April 30, 2019