Newcastle United’s four-match winning streak in the English Premier League came to a shuddering halt on Monday night after they were defeated 1-0 away to Everton at Goodison Park.
Now safe from relegation, there isn’t much left to play for in the final few games of the season for Rafa Benitez’s men, but a strong top half finish would send a message that the Magpies mean business next term.
Fans were left frustrated with the result and performance, with particular criticism aimed at defender DeAndre Yedlin, who failed to intercept a cross that led to Theo Walcott’s winning goal.
Many supporters feel he is the weak link in Benitez’s starting eleven and some are at the point of seeking a replacement at right-back when the summer transfer window opens.
Should the United States international be replaced or has his improvement this season demonstrated he can still come good in the top-flight?
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Yedlin has lost us atleast 9 points by missing back post headers this season #NUFC
— Dan Robson (@DanRobson4) April 24, 2018
Yedlin is a weak link for us. If we are trying for top 10 next year we need a new right back. #nufc
— Parcell, Danny L (@Official_DLP23) April 23, 2018
Most of the goals we concede involve yedlin, have to replace him in the summer, loads of pace but not a lot else #nufc
— Craig Johnston (@craigjnufc) April 23, 2018
I love how much Yedlin has improved this season but he's still the weak link in the back four. #NUFC
— David Bashore (@dcbashore) April 23, 2018
— Matthew Cobb (@MattCobb88) April 23, 2018
Yedlin has the heart the size of pea. I wish NUFC had Everton's right back.
— Musky1962 #FBPE #Stopthemadness (@PhilipLynn4) April 23, 2018
Yedlin missing another header 🙄 #nufc
— Mike Tango Whisky (@miketangowhisky) April 23, 2018
Canny disappointed with @NUFC tonight like… Yedlin, Ritchie and especially Perez were abysmal 😷
— Karl Allison (@Karl_Allison94) April 23, 2018