Newcastle United fans have been left split on striker Joelinton after his performance against Oxford United in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
The Premier League club hosted League One opposition on Saturday but were unable to find a way through against Karl Robinson’s side and were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw.
Joelinton led the line for Bruce’s team and had two goals ruled out thanks to the offside flag; Newcastle had just four shots on target throughout the game, despite having 62% of the ball, per BBC Sport.
One miss saw him sky the ball from close-range as it sat up for a half-volley and some fans have slammed his display.
There’s no way on this planet we paid 40 mill for joelinton, he wouldn’t get a game for the heed!! Some money laundering being going on with that transfer.
— Daniel Brotherton (@Zz_dan_nufc_zZ) January 25, 2020
Joelinton has got to be dropped ASAP. He’s terrible
— col w (@colw23) January 25, 2020
Can we please sell Joelinton this window @NUFC?
— Liam Lavery (@LiamLavery1) January 25, 2020
Jesus Sean Longstaff was awful today, and Joelinton is less mobile than me!!! Nee movement at all! #Nufc
— Doddsy (@Doddsy9) January 25, 2020
That was pathetic. Midfield shocking and what is left to say about Joelinton?
— Lee Gibson (@Leegib81) January 25, 2020
Sean Longstaff was appalling today, Joelinton was the same old donkey he always is as well, abysmal performance.
— George Gordon (@BiggieStraws) January 25, 2020
However, some others believe that the 23-year-old was starved of service throughout the encounter and left to subsist on scraps.
Nevertheless, the striker has struggled throughout this season, scoring just twice in 27 outings.
Actually thought Joelinton sid everything right today. Held the ball up well, brought others into play, ran into the spaces. Maybe it's his supply line that's his actual problem.
Don't get me started on ASM…..#NUFC
— 👉😃👈NUFC2019👉😃👈 (@RAFANUFC1892) January 25, 2020
Far too many slagging Joelinton off,# today. He was one of our better players when he was on the pitch and not needing bandaged up. Looked like he wanted to put himself about and up for the fight. Shame others weren’t and the service/support wasn’t there for him
— Jeff H (@jeff00uk) January 25, 2020
joelinton got no sevice whatsoever don’t think you can lay the blame on him , he snatched at one chance , the guy needs service and support and not to be surrounded by three defenders on his todd
— Paul Dixon (@Pauldicka79) January 25, 2020
What did everyone think of Joelinton today? I personally think he’s getting wrongly accused, looked a bit more energetic than in the past but wasn’t given much service. pic.twitter.com/HtEyerWwr7
— Joe🔳 (@nufcjoe_) January 25, 2020
What was that, ref was awful, performance was awful, Saint maximim was awful. Joelinton played decent today but had no service whatsoever
— Lucas. (@NUFCDefenceFC) January 25, 2020
The two sides will both be in the hat for the sixth round but a replay will be needed to decide whether Newcastle or Oxford progress.