Newcastle fans were not happy with the performance of striker Dwight Gayle in the 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon.
Gayle, the spearhead behind Newcastle’s Championship win last season, hasn’t been able to deliver in the Premier League.
The 27-year-old has managed just three goals in 23 Premier League appearances this season and didn’t look like scoring today.
Newcastle took the lead after a Kenedy corner was poked home by Mohamed Diame in the first half, before a penalty from Luka Milivojevic drew the home side level after 55 minutes.
That’s the way it stayed and it’s a valuable point for Newcastle although they were hanging on at the end.
Newcastle did sign striker Islam Slimani on transfer deadline day, but he wasn’t fit to play today. Nor was summer signing Joselu.
That left Dwight Gayle to lead the line and Newcastle fans were not happy with what they saw.
Here is a selection of the best reactions from weary Newcastle fans on Sunday afternoon:
gayle is bad. he truly can't be arsed.
we should have sold him to fluham on a swap deal for their 17 year old left back
— sarcasm and tings. Wish i lived on Mol'Rihan (@dcb72) February 4, 2018
Dwight Gayle ffs might aswell play with ten men he is no were near ready for this level
— John Huntley (@JohnJahuntley) February 4, 2018
Sad time having to settle for a point at palace should be going to these grounds and be the team on top! Gayle was he even playing ! Midfield not great today #nufc
— Dave84 🏴🏳🏴🏳nufc southwest Mag (@dave6869) February 4, 2018
With Gayle on the pitch it’s like playing wit 10 men. Seriously out of his depth!!
— Jonathan 🇬🇧🌎🇬🇧🌎🇬🇧🌎 #StandUp4Brexit (@marinejas65) February 4, 2018
Is Gayle even still on the pitch ? #nufc
— NUFC_RAFALUTION (@NUFC_RAFALUTION) February 4, 2018
Slimani needs to get fit for next weekend we need him maybe he can score a goal as sure as hell Gayle can't he bloody useless #NUFC
— Richie (@richiedragon) February 4, 2018
Perez could of went up top and Marino into 10, Gayle offers absolutely nothing, no need to take Kennedy off
— bellsy (@dannybellhvfc) February 4, 2018
Such hard work following NUFC. Awful to watch again, Dwight Gayle hopeless. Doesn't even challenge for a ball. At least 2 divisions out of his depth. #CRYNEW
— Steve Gascoigne (@stevegascoigne) February 4, 2018
Dwight Gayle, awful. Ayoze Perez, awful. #NUFC tactics, boot it long for 2 weak forwards. Say what you want about the quality of our squad, but Benitez makes many illogical decisions – I wouldn’t be disappointed to see him walk away.
— Ben Rush (@bendrush) February 4, 2018
Why take Perez off, at least he’s got some fight about him unlike the invisible Gayle 🤬
— angus whitelaw (@AngusWhitelaw) February 4, 2018
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