'Need to sell', 'Infuriating' - Newcastle fans fume over one man in clash v Swansea
Newcastle United fans have turned to social media to fume over the performance of Dwight Gayle in their 1-1 draw at home with Swansea on Saturday.
The Magpies went in to half time at St James’ Park level with the side sitting at the bottom of the Premier League table, having seen a handful of chances fall by the wayside, the majority of which were spurned by the former Crystal Palace striker.
He put Paul Dummett’s excellent cross into the hands of Lukas Fabianski with a weak header, before putting another lofted ball wide of the goal despite having been afforded both time and space by the Swans.
He did see the ball in the back of the net before the half time whistle, but the goal was rightly ruled out for offside following Ayoze Perez’s flicked header.
As a result of his profligacy, the Toon Army took to Twitter to voice their frustrations with last season’s top scorer, slamming his efforts up front.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:
An utterly awful pass by Gayle as #nufc launched a counter attack. Not his afternoon
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) January 13, 2018
Gayle again. So frustrating #NUFC
— Matt Milne (@21Milner) January 13, 2018
What a pathetic miss from Gayle !#nufc
— gee singh (@geesingh1) January 13, 2018
He’s awful Gayle. Need to sell to Fulham for 15m and reinvest
— Chris Gibbon (@Chrisgibbon1989) January 13, 2018
Howay Gayle sort it out man
— Daniel Kingsbury (@Kngsbry) January 13, 2018
Gayle helping making Rafa’s case for a new striker, hope it works #nufc
— Steve Luke (@steveluke7) January 13, 2018
Gayle has to score that man, the lack of a top striker is really hurting us.
— Dash (@Dash111_) January 13, 2018
Good half that but once again we're not taking our chances. Diame and Shelvey are doing well but Gayle is infuriating
— colin oliver (@100Magpie) January 13, 2018
Saturday’s appearance against the Swans was the 27-year-old’s 20th league outing of the campign, which has seen him net three goals, level Joselu, his main rival for a place in the starting XI.
In other Newcastle United news, the club are set for imminent talks over the bargain capture of a youth hot shot.