By Harvey Byrne
Karl Darlow started in goal for Newcastle against Norwich on Wednesday in the club’s 4-3 win – and fans took to Twitter to point out his poor display in goal.
Rafa Benitez gave the former Nottingham Forest shot stopper a start after Matz Sels gave an unconvincing performance in the club’s 1-1 draw against Aston Villa at the weekend.
The Magpies battled back to a late victory after Norwich went 3-2 up before Yoan Gouffran bagged a late equaliser and Dwight Gayle completed his hat-trick in stoppage time in a sensational comeback.
Despite the win, Newcastle fans still took to social media to point out that Darlow wasn’t any better than Sels with some fans now wondering whether supporters would jump on the former’s back after his display.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Sels, 24, completed a move to St James’ Park in the summer and had looked to be the club’s new number one after Tim Krul left to join Ajax on loan.
Despite looking unconvincing the Belgian goalkeeper had conceded just seven goals from his opening nine matches, keeping four clean sheets following his move.
Despite the three goals conceded, fans of the Magpies will have been overjoyed with the late victory after failing to win in their last two league matches.
They will see the clash against Rotherham as the perfect opportunity to start a run with the Yorkshire club bottom of the league.
In other Newcastle team news, Benitez predicts a great future for the club’s player who is currently under-fire.