For most of the season, Newcastle United were in a relegation battle following their rise back to the top flight from the Championship.
However, following just two defeats between January and the start of April, the club managed to retain their Premier League status.
Rafael Benitez and his men currently sit in the top half of the table in 10th place, but they have suffered back-to-back defeats.
On Monday, the club were undone by a single goal from Everton’s Theo Walcott, and this afternoon another 1-0 scoreline went against them as West Bromwich Albion took all three points.
Matthew Phillips’s goal just before the half-hour mark was enough to give bottom-of-the-table Baggies all three points.
There was also some controversy in the game as Islam Slimani was caught by the TV cameras kicking out at West Brom’s Craig Dawson, and as the incident was not spotted by the referee, the Newcastle striker could face retrospective action.
Slimani’s actions caused some fans to once again question the departure of Aleksandar Mitrovic, who joined Fulham on loan in February.
Now, attention has turned to the result, and even though the club are safe, the supporters are furious by the manner in which the team lost this afternoon.
Safe or not. This is embarrassing
— Jordan Moody (@Jordan_Moody92) April 28, 2018
Awful lacklustre performance just not good enough
— Mark (@mja1980) April 28, 2018
complacency, no passion, no effort, embarrassing movement, embarrassing crosses, embarrassing everything
— Porter (@blacknwhite417) April 28, 2018
Hello Darkness my old friend
— S B (@ThatSteveBarton) April 28, 2018
No, Not having that.
— Ian Parry (@IParry23) April 28, 2018
Our Strikers are absolutely appalling. The difference a 15 goal striker would make in these games. Happened way to much this season. Good job we are safe.
— Gibson (@GloriousGibson) April 28, 2018
Shocking performance to a man
— John M (@ShieldsMag) April 28, 2018
embarrassing, just couldn’t be bothered
— keira💧 (@oceanrye) April 28, 2018