Newcastle United suffered a demoralising last-minute defeat to Bournemouth on Saturday after Steve Cook headed home a corner deep into injury at St James’ Park.
In a match that was hardly a thrill for a neutral, both teams were heading for 0-0 stalemate before the shocking winning goal, a defeat that meant the Magpies ended the day in the bottom half of the table.
While it could be a turning point for Eddie Howe and his side as they attempt to put distance between themselves and the relegation zone, for Newcastle it’s the latest frustrating defeat against potential relegation rivals.
Fans were desperately disappointed with the defeat, hoping to see St James’ Park become a place that teams fear when they visit.
One of the players they were most frustrated with was Javier Manquillo, who was particularly ineffective on the left hand side of the defence. He hasn’t had the best of starts at the club and supporters are now scratching their heads trying to figure out why Benitez signed him in the summer.
They took too Twitter to share their thoughts…
— Nufc_22 (@Nufc_22) November 4, 2017
— Sam GC (@Funguslover) November 4, 2017
"Rafa prefers Spanish players" is an argument I'd struggle to oppose. None of Manquillo, Ayoze or Joselu should be starting. #NUFC
— TheMackemSlayer (@TheMackemSlayer) November 4, 2017
Utter garbage. Rafa wants to have a word with himself. Undroppables like Manquillo & Joselu keep costing us. Murphy is utter shite. #nufc
— Andrew Lawes (@LawesDisorder) November 4, 2017
This #NUFC loss all on Benitez Im afriad. Has a knack for playing flimsy players in hard games ie. Manquillo, Perez and Murphy
— The Perennial Pundit (@PerennialPundit) November 4, 2017
How is Manquillo playing ahead of Mbemba, let alone anyone else (including the ball boys) #NUFC
— Mr Batistuta (@Angel_Batistuta) November 4, 2017
10 men would be better than 11 that includes Manquillo! #NUFC
— Iain Cruickshank (@s114nka) November 4, 2017
Looking much better going forward with a few good chances. Gayle much more effective than Perez. Manquillo useless as ever though. #nufc
— Ross Terrington (@Rossterrington) November 4, 2017
Please for the love of God get Joselu and Manquillo off that pitch, never gunna win with those 2 weak links in the squad #nufc
— Danny Cascarino (@dannyjcascarino) November 4, 2017