It was a pretty horrific showing from Newcastle United against Leicester City.
The north-east outfit lost 5-0 to the Foxes, with the goals coming from Jamie Vardy – twice – Ricardo Pereira, Wilfried Ndidi and an own goal from Paul Dummett. From start to finish, it was one-way traffic, with Steve Bruce’s side failing to register a single shot on target throughout the 90 minutes.
Of course, they weren’t helped by Isaac Hayden’s horrible tackle on Dennis Praet, which resulted in a red card, but it was still far from good enough from the St James’ Park side.
It was a particularly bad day for Yoshinori Muto. The Japan international was making his first league start of the season for the Toon, but he was subbed off at half-time to make way for Ki Seung-yeung. His play when he was on the pitch was not exactly good either.
The club’s supporters were far from happy with his performance, and they took to Twitter to share their thoughts. You can see some of the best comments from the social media platform below.
#LEINEW Muto plays like be was any guy picked off the streets of Japan.
— Tom (@RuAsyntheticBot) September 29, 2019
At least it got Muto off the pitch.
— Matthew Norton (@Matt_J_Norton) September 29, 2019
Muto impressed in training coz he’s playing against our defence . Shocking.
— Paul Hedley (@hedas1976) September 29, 2019
Wrong team was sent out, Muto is dreadful, should’ve started with a 443, Almiron on the left, Saint on the right and Joelinton up top.
Only good players out there are Almiron, Krath, Schar, Longstaff and Dubravka
— Jack Appleby (@jack_appleby) September 29, 2019
— Zach Leggett (@Zach_Leggett) September 29, 2019
Hayden sacrifices himself to get Muto off the pitch. That’s a real team player right there. #NUFC
— John O’Farrell (@JohnOFarrell) September 29, 2019
Had to do it but Muto not good enough. https://t.co/kGyfSl0Wsi
— Gary Milburn (@GARYMILBURN1) September 29, 2019
Absolutely shocking first half. Muto and Longstaff ran around like headless chickens, haven’t got a clue what’s going on. Hayden is unlucky with the tackle, not sure how else he was supposed to win the ball back! #NUFC
— Jack Paisley (@JackPaisleyNE40) September 29, 2019
1st half so far not good enough. Going forward we are clueless and I feel sorry for Joelinton having Almiron and Muto behind him. Neither have a footballing brain. If I was to sum up Muto. I’d go for pointless. Been to easy for Leicester so far.
— William Rea (@wills2slim) September 29, 2019