Newcastle United fans have slammed a journalist who claimed Jonjo Shelvey was the man of the match against Aston Villa on Monday night. Chronicle reporter Andrew Musgrove said via his personal Twitter account after the 2-0 defeat at Villa Park that Shelvey, 27, was Newcastle’s best player. Newcastle fans had already ripped the former Liverpool midfielder to shreds for his performance so they were never going to agree with what Musgrove said about him. Martin Dubravka, Allan Saint-Maximin and Jetro Willems were the only Magpies players to come anywhere near to holding their heads up high for their individual displays but on the whole, none of Steve Bruce’s squad deserves any praise. It was an awful performance from the front to back and Shelvey’s lack of work ethic and lack of effectiveness in the middle of the park was a huge concern. It would be a surprise if Bruce did not drop him for one of the Longstaff brothers this weekend.
NothingButNewcastle has rounded up some of the best tweets below:
Jesus wept https://t.co/QS52KDu0Th
— Domingo in Little Oakley (@_NE28) November 25, 2019
How?? Based on doing what? I'm flabbergasted
— samantha (@mumba88) November 25, 2019
Blimey Andrew. You sure?
— Gallowgate Original (@GallowgateO) November 25, 2019
How!!! He was awful
— nick entwisle (@NEntwisle) November 25, 2019
Absolutely not. Not sure how you've come to that conclusion. S Longstaff must come back in once hes back
— SouthernMagpie (@magpie_southern) November 25, 2019
I though he was shocking, did you see the free kick in the first half, he can be a lazy player and today he was just that. Specsavers opens at nine lad
— Peter Monaghan (@petermonaghan39) November 25, 2019
He was literally the worst player on the pitch all game
— the_Impressionista (@SincerelySamuel) November 26, 2019