'Awful', 'Shocking' - Newcastle fans furious with 28-year-old for stinker v Leicester
Newcastle United fans are furious with winger Matt Ritchie after his performance in the 3-2 Premier League defeat to Leicester at St James’ Park on Saturday evening.
Ritchie endured a frustrating afternoon and was replaced by Christian Atsu in the 64th minute. Magpies fans were not happy with the 28-year-old and took to Twitter to make their feelings clear.
Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the best tweets by Newcastle fans.
Rafa says we all have to be United to get out of trouble, then Matt Ritchie puts in a lacklustre, pedestrian 45 minutes like that. He's been poor for a few weeks and needs to be dropped #NUFC
— Kris Pedersen (@NearlyAllThe7s) December 9, 2017
— mark cossons (@markcossons) December 9, 2017
Matt Ritchie is so awful!! #nufc
— Mobin Hussain (@Mobs_) December 9, 2017
Ritchie has been shocking today. #NUFC
— Daniel Newman (@Dnew513) December 9, 2017
Ritchie finally getting subbed!! #NUFC
— Aaron Lillycrop (@AaronLillycrop) December 9, 2017
Ritchie’s has been well out of sorts for a while now.
— Chris (@_Chris_NUFC) December 9, 2017
And also who even is Matt Ritchie? Hahahahaha
— Kierön ⛄️❄️???? (@RafaelBenitez) December 9, 2017
Ritchie has now made 16 Premier Leauge appearances for Newcastle this season, but has failed to score a single goal. He was a key part of the side that won the Championship title last campaign.
Newcastle took the lead after four minutes through Joselu, before Riyad Mahrez equalised for Leicester with a brilliant 25-yard strike, although goalkeeper Karl Darlow will feel he should have saved it.
Demarai Gray but Leicester ahead in the second half with a deflected effort before striker Dwight Gayle fired Newcastle level with a shot from the edge of the area.
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Leicester snatched all three points late on when Ayoze Perez turned the ball into his own net. Newcastle are now without a win in their last seven Premier League matches and are only two points above the relegation zone.
In other Newcastle United news, Magpies fans are furious with manager Rafa Benitez for this decision against Leicester.