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.
Gayle was actually awful tonight. Bring back Mitro
— Ambitious Newcastle (@AmbitiousNUFC) November 29, 2016
Awful penalties from Newcastle, and the only one who scored his for them is a Chelsea player ¯_(ツ)_/¯
— Nisha G (@Nisha__G) November 29, 2016
Hopefully that selz last game in a newcastle jersey, awful keeper
— Steo Bermingham (@StephenBerming) November 29, 2016
— Matthew Innes (@Longman_innes) November 29, 2016
Newcastle – awful at penalties. ????
— Jamie Etherington (@jayethers11) November 29, 2016
Awful penalties from Newcastle. Massively let themselves down there.
— Tamlyn (@tamlynnufc) November 29, 2016
Jesus Christ those penalties were awful. Hopefully we never see Selz in a Newcastle shirt ever again. Every game he plays he makes a clanger
— tim ferreira (@tjf81) November 29, 2016
Wouldn't have minded Newcastle losing in 90 minutes but christ, I watched almost 3 hours of an awful game for that outcome. Sigh.
— Henry Fosdike (@justmetalking) November 29, 2016
— Dale Pearson (@dale_pearson9) November 29, 2016