Newcastle United left-back Paul Dummett was at fault for the goal his team conceded in their 1-0 defeat against the Premier League’s bottom side West Bromwich Albion at St James’ Park on Saturday, and Magpies fans were quick to slaughter him for his display.
The long-serving Toon defender has been in impressive form for the Tyneside outfit in recent weeks – as shown by his positive statistics in the win against Huddersfield last month – but he struggled against the Baggies and he lost Matt Phillips in the first half as the winger netted the goal that separated the two teams.
Dummett was then replaced by Jacob Murphy as Rafa Benitez made an attacking substitution in the 58th minute, and the Spanish boss will be hoping it was simply an off day for the 26-year-old.
Newcastle supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the left-back’s performance via social media, and while one said he was “back to his bad old days”, another described it as his “worst game for a long time”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
So was pretty well everyone to be fair – Dummett had a shocker, back to his bad old days
— Howard Walker (@1HowardWalker) April 28, 2018
Loads of players had off days today, considering if u look at the game as a whole they were awful…….Dummett got done time & time again over his head, when have you really been able to say that about him for 2 years #nufc
— Lee Johnson RAFA! (@Lee18_92Johnson) April 28, 2018
Dummett a worst game for a long time all players had one, today looked like a team switched off knowing they were safe, leased rafa is annoyed about it, shelvey has been or since the talk of England, today just proved we need a striker
— robert mitchell (@MitchellRob738) April 28, 2018
Well today was poor all round team wise but dummett was atrocious his positional sense in none existent nufc
— David Harnett (@DavidHarnett1) April 28, 2018
Dummett was really struggling today just didn't look anything like has the past few weeks fatigue maybe need Slimani on now especially if we gonna keep lumping crosses into the box #nufc
— ⚫️⚪️NUFC PREDATOR ⚫️⚪️ (@prowe29195) April 28, 2018
Phillips give Dummett the run around. So poor positionally
— Nathan Richardson (@nathanrich03) April 28, 2018