Newcastle United saw their poor start to the Premier League season continue on Saturday afternoon and afterwards their fans took to social media to slaughter one player in particular after a poor showing.

The Magpies were beaten 2-1 by Arsenal at St James’ Park, with Ciaran Clark’s injury time consolation goal putting a barely deserved gloss on the scoreline, but even that late strike could not hide the disappointment of the Toon supporters.

Rafael Benitez made four changes to his Newcastle side from the one which lost to Manchester City prior to the international break, but despite him saying that he would be available ahead of the game, the Spaniard chose not to play key man Jonjo Shelvey from the start, instead opting to have him on the bench.

That meant that Isaac Hayden got an outing against his former club although he did not have the best game, struggling throughout and seemingly tiring quite badly towards the end in what was a disappointing display.

The 23-year-old was featuring for the first time since he was dismissed at Cardiff City earlier in the season, and looked like a man who had been without game time for almost a month.

Hayden was far from the only poor Newcastle player on the day but when you would have expected him to be busting a gut to make up for his red card in Wales, he never gave off the impression of someone who was looking to do that and as a result Arsenal controlled the centre of the park which ultimately was the difference.

That is now one point from their opening five matches for the Magpies and their fans are rightly concerned with the situation, although when they took to social media after the game it was to vent their anger at their midfielder rather than their predicament.

Here are the pick of the Newcastle messages:


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here