Date: 22nd August 2019 at 9:00pm
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OPINION

Emil Krafth’s debut for could have gone a lot better than it did on Saturday when Bruce’s side lost 3-1 against newly-promoted Norwich, so it is not a surprise to see some on Twitter wanting the Swedish right-back axed and replaced by Javier Manquillo against . Manquillo played well enough in the 1-0 defeat against Arsenal and the Spaniard was also in good form during pre- friendlies, so it is baffling why Bruce dropped him for the trip to Carrow Road. According to stats by WhoScored, Krafth was dribbled past three times against Norwich while that only happened twice to Manquillo versus Arsenal. It seemed way to early to be starting the Sweden international and this weekend the fans are right, Manquillo should definitely come back into the starting line-up at right-back. Bruce should learn from that mistake but it wasn’t really a mistake that he should be making when it was so clear that Manquillo was in good form and Krafth still needed some time to settle in.

Nothing But Newcastle has rounded up some of the best tweets below: