'Human wrecking ball' - Newcastle fans delighted with under fire star in loss v Everton
Newcastle United fans were left thrilled with the performance of DeAndre Yedlin during the club’s 1-0 defeat to Everton at St James’ Park on Wednesday.
The Magpies allowed Wayne Rooney to capitalise on a first half goalkeeping error from Karl Darlow to score the goal which separated the two sides, and condemn Rafael Benitez and his men to their seventh defeat in eight games.
Their abysmal run of form has garnered just one point from a possible 24, and will face a tough fight to end their winless streak when they face up against Arsenal over the weekend.
However, despite the result, the Toon Army were not all disheartened by the display, with the performance of right back DeAndre Yedlin catching the eye.
The fans turned to social media to sing the praises of the American after shining on the right flank, which comes after weeks of the 24-year-old coming under fire for his sub-par displays in recent matches.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:
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Yedlin been decent imo. Still has limited final product. Merino and Shelvey totally missing. Once again, we have a poor squad of players, but a team of triers. More frustrating is the fact we’ve once again had a really bad 2nd half.
— GLVDM (@GregsRants) December 13, 2017
Yedlin working his socks off! So he should after the form he been in #nufc
— ⬛◻Dan Evz◻⬛ (@DannyEvz) December 13, 2017
Yedlin our best player by a mile tonight. He's everywhere – only one who has looked like creating something for most of the game. #NUFC
— Bristol Magpie (@BristolMagpie) December 13, 2017
No invention whatsoever apart from Yedlin. I honestly don't see how #NUFC pulls one back.
— Chris Parry (@CParryETFS) December 13, 2017
DeAndre Yedlin just re-enacted a human wrecking ball through Everton’s midfield, and someone won himself a free-kick. Wasted by Shelvey though #nufc
— Matt Roberts (@atwmroberts) December 13, 2017
Need to get at their lb more. Atsu and yedlin have had his pants down. #nufc
— Colin Edwards (@colin_edwards56) December 13, 2017
Yedlin seems to be the only one giving it a go tbh.
— Dream Boat (@Dreamboatdeux) December 13, 2017
The fleet footed full back has been a regular under manager Benitez after recovering from a hamstring injury at the start of the season, and has made 13 appearances this season, with just one not coming in the starting XI.
In other Newcastle United transfer news, it is reported that a bid has been placed for one of the club’s top attacking targets.