Newcastle United fans rage at Jonjo Shelvey after dismissal

Newcastle United’s return to the English Premier League didn’t get off to the best of starts on Sunday after Tottenham Hotspur visited St James’ Park and left with a 2-0 win.

After competing strongly in the first half and frustrating Mauricio Pochettino’s side, the second half started horribly. Captain Jonjo Shelvey lost his cool and stamped on the leg of Dele Alli, right under the nose of referee Andre Marriner, who was left with no choice but to show him a red card.

As you’d expect, from that point on Spurs gradually asserted their authority on the game and after Alli opened the scoring just after the hour mark, there was only going to be one winner.

It wasn’t the start manager Rafa Benitez was looking for but he can at least take comfort in the fact his team competed well with last season’s second-placed side right up to the point they went down to ten men.

Newcastle fans were left fuming with team captain Shelvey and took to Twitter to share their thoughts about his moment of madness…