Date: 20th August 2017 at 3:52pm
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Though Newcastle United’s defending during the opening period of their loss to Huddersfield Town today was certainly concerning, it was the attack that prevented them from getting into the game.

Indeed, while the back four by no means dominated proceedings, they grew into the game and were undone by a moment of magic from Aaron Mooy, as depressing a sentence as that it,

Meanwhile, Rafa Benitez’s front line failed to fire in the slighted – aside from a Matt Ritchie effort in the opening 45 minutesĀ – something that’s proved a sewing motif even in this embryonic stage of the campaign.

Dwight Gayle particularly struggled today. Hauled off not long into the second-half, the man who fired the Toon Army back up to the top was barely involved at all today and Joselu did look like a relative improvement.

With that in mind, here’s a look at how Newcastle United fans reacted on Twitter to Dwight Gayle’s performance.