Date: 11th February 2018 at 2:55pm
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Newcastle gave a surprisingly robust first-half display against Man United on Sunday afternoon, with the exception of one man.

Newcastle matched their big-spending opponents and had a few chances to take an unlikely lead, but Dwight Gayle was largely anonymous and fans weren’t happy.

They’d been hoping to see new striker Islam Slimani in the line-up today but he didn’t even make the bench as he continues to recover from injury.

Gayle was the spearhead of Newcastle’s Championship win last season but he hasn’t been able to reproduce his form in the top flight, and fans have had enough.

The 27-year-old has made 23 Premier League appearances so far this season and managed just three goals.

And Newcastle fans are not happy – here are the best reactions to his poor fist-half display.

Rafa Benitez has another striker on the bench, but Joselu hasn’t done much to impress Newcastle fans this season either.

He’s managed one more goal than Gayle, with four in 22 league games.

In other Newcastle United news, the Magpies beat off a whole host of sides to secure the capture of one January signing.

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