Newcastle United fans want Elliot to keep number one spot

Newcastle United fans are hopeful that Rob Elliot will keep the number one spot in goal after his performance against Tottenham Hotspur.

The Magpies were on the losing end of a 2-0 scoreline at St James’ Park following goals from Dele Alli and Ben Davies.

The main talking point of the match came early in the second half when Jonjo Shelvey stamped on Alli’s ankle.

The midfielder tried to retrieve the ball while his opponent was on the ground, and after Alli kicked it away, Shelvey retaliated.

With the game goalless at the time, the former Liverpool player’s sending-off was a pivotal moment.

As expected, plenty of fans were disappointed with his actions and the display overall, but the majority had only good things to say about Elliot.

During the summer, there have been rumours that the North-East outfit are looking to bring in a new goalkeeper.

As it stands, no new faces for that position have been signed, and Elliot was picked ahead of Karl Darlow and Tim Krul for the match against Spurs.

The 31-year-old conceded twice, but he did manage to pull off a notable save to deny Harry Kane.

After the result, Elliot took to Twitter.