Newcastle fans react to ‘awful’ cup exit

Newcastle United’s charge for glory has taken a hit in the past week, with a surprise defeat to Blackburn Rovers at the weekend ending their excellent run of form in the Championship and a cup exit suffered last night.

Against Premier League opposition in ten-man Hull City, the Magpies couldn’t do enough to secure their spot in the final four of the EFL Cup and were eventually defeated by the Tigers on penalties, thus ending Rafael Benitez’ hopes of cup success.

It’s fair to say that Newcastle fans were not happy with the manner of the defeat, as they took to social media to complain about poor performances from individual players and woeful penalty attempts in the shoot-out.

Star-man Dwight Gayle and goalkeeper goalkeeper Matt Sels were among those criticised, with fans not holding back with their views on an exit from a competition where they could have ended victorious.