Newcastle fans want new signing Salomon Rondon to start against Cardiff, after the powerful Venezuelan made a positive impact off the bench against Tottenham.
Although the Magpies fell to a 2-1 defeat, there were plenty of positives to take from Saturday’s clash against Tottenham.
Matt Ritchie was fantastic, Kenedy started right where he left off last season, and Martin Dubravka proved he is one of the bargains of the summer.
Fans are also impressed by the debut of Rondon, despite missing a golden chance to equalise late on.
The Spurs’ defence parted like the red sea to allow the new number nine in on goal, but his effort was blocked by Jan Vertonghen and sailed agonisingly off the crossbar.
However, the introduction of Rondon did make a huge difference, and the crowd could sense the Magpies were more dangerous once he came on.
Joselu is an extremely hard worker, and the 28 year-old actually added a goal to his hard work for once, but fans are nearly all in agreement that Rondon must start this weekend.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Joselu wasn’t in the game before or after his goal. I’d play Rondon and Muto bench Joselu and Perez
— John Dodd™ (@Dodd1983) August 12, 2018
Joselu played out of his skin to be terrific…. for him, fair play to him, I don’t think that header was meant to go where it did, but it was a great ball for Kenedy, can’t ask any more of him, for me he’s back up though, Rondon should start IMHO!
— Pete (@petelumsden) August 12, 2018
He was ok! Not physical enough for my liking tbh! I would go with the muto/Rondon combo and give ayoze a rest also
— Alyn Bateman (@b8man84) August 12, 2018
He was absolutely woeful. Weak as piss and won nowt in the air apart from scoring a free header. Looked far more threatening with Rondon and Muto.
— ʞɔɐſ (@J_92__) August 12, 2018
Joselu is poor he scored like one goal in 10 games, saying he was terrific is dumb. We need to play Rondon up front from now if we’re going to be staying in the premier league this season.
— Michael (@MichaelNUFC9) August 12, 2018
Dubravka, Manquillo, Lascelles, Schär, Dummett, Shelvey, Diame, Ritchie, Muto, Kenedy, Rondon
What I’d go with for Cardiff.
— Adam. (@SimplyMuto) August 12, 2018