Date: 21st January 2020 at 9:22pm
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Amid a fairly worrying injury crisis for Newcastle United, a decision from prior to this evening’s meeting with Everton at Goodison Park had fans talking online. Indeed, rather than select defender , the Toon boss opted to deploy as the right-wing-back, a position he is fairly unfamiliar with. 

As per Transfermarkt, Hayden has only made four appearances in that role in his recorded career, compared to the Sweden international’s 154 in that berth. With that in mind, a number of supporters pointed online that it looked very bad on the 25-year-old, given that both men played in the exhausting win over Chelsea just a few days ago and both DeAndre Yedlin and Javier Manquillo are both injured.

With that in mind, even prior to the draw on Merseyside, one user was even predicting an end for the Swede so early into his Newcastle career, while others were damning in their verdicts too. So, having said that, here’s a look at some of the reaction online, before he was brought on as a sub.

https://twitter.com/amth0/status/1219704417362042881

https://twitter.com/jamie___powell/status/1219696680788025344

https://twitter.com/danieljclarke/status/1219714014546219009

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