Newcastle fans slam Jonjo Shelvey after Man City defeat

Newcastle United were beaten 1-0 by runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City at St James’ Park on Wednesday night, and Magpies fans weren’t impressed with Jonjo Shelvey’s performance.

Rafa Benitez’s side were looking for their second successive top flight win after beating West Ham 3-2 at the London Stadium on Saturday, and the Spaniard decided to recall Shelvey to the starting line-up after he missed the last two matches through suspension.

However, the midfielder struggled to make an impression against Pep Guardiola’s men, and even shot straight from kick-off with an effort that was easily gathered by Ederson in the opposition goal as the Tyneside outfit remained one point above the relegation zone.

Newcastle supporters were quick to have their say on his display via social media, and while one said said the 25-year-old “never wanted the ball and was way off the pace”, another said “we look worse with Shelvey in the team”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…