Magical, Outstanding, Unstoppable – Newcastle fans rave about one man despite 1-0 loss v Spurs
Newcastle put up a spirited performance against Tottenham at Wembley on Wednesday night, despite a 1-0 loss, and fans flocked onto Twitter to rave about the display of Jonjo Shelvey.
The 26-year-old midfielder put on a masterclass for the visiting fans and was hugely unlucky not to give his side the lead in the first half when he slammed a free kick against the woodwork.
With Newcastle’s Premier League status already secured for another season, the game was far from a dead rubber, with Tottenham needing victory to cement their top-four spot.
They got that after Harry Kane fired the home side into the lead in the 50th minute.
Newcastle had no answer and their season is petering out now, with last night’s result making it four losses in a row for Benitez’s men.
However, the away fans took heart from another masterclass from Shelvey, and they think he’s done enough to get himself on the plane to Russia for the World Cup finals.
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Here are the best reactions to the talented midfielder:
Not necessarily as a starter, but Jonjo Shelvey has to be in that World Cup squad too – the guy is an absolute baller. #NUFC
— Josh (@_JoshuaDay) May 9, 2018
Despite the result the passing range on Shelvey tonight was spot on, 100% England need that! #NUFC
— Jon Ewing (@TheEwing9) May 9, 2018
— Sam Winter (@SamWinter89) May 9, 2018
— Michael Bell (@michaelbell1981) May 9, 2018
Didn't think I could hate Ashley any more than I already do but I proved that theory wrong every time we missed a chance today. Having said that I am proud of the effort put in by the lads tonight ! Shelvey was magical ! #NUFC
— Harish Ramesh (@Harish_nufc) May 9, 2018
Frustrated not disappointed tonight Spurs were wank and we outplayed them all game but once again our puss poor attacking proved the difference but Shelvey again proving he's one of the best passers of the ball in the league and deserves to be on that plane ✈️ #Nufc
— ⚫️⚪️NUFC PREDATOR ⚫️⚪️ (@prowe29195) May 9, 2018
Shelvey was class tonight. Difference between the teams was quality upfront. Onwards and upwards. #NUFC
— Jake Sansom (@jakeysana) May 9, 2018
Southgate must have a vendetta against Shelvey if he isn't on the plane to Russia. #NUFC
— Rafa's ⚫️ & ⚪️ Army (@NUFC_Fan_) May 9, 2018
If Southgate picks Livermore or Cook to go to the World Cup ahead of Shelvey he should be sacked on the spot. They're not even in his league! #NUFC
— Outofhand32 (@Outofhand32) May 9, 2018
thought we were excellent tonight barring the final third. a top quality striker a must this summer. thought Shelvey was majestic by the way. #nufc
— Mobin Hussain (@Mobs_) May 9, 2018
— Luke Wigley (@WukeLigley) May 9, 2018
@andygoldstein05 Shoutout to Shelvey tonight! Outstanding range of passing, hard work and only 4 yellow cards in 31 apps, lack of discipline?? Nah changed man since Christmas GET HIM ON THE PLANE????✈️2????????
— Will (@1willh__) May 9, 2018
Shelvey has been outstanding. With willing runners he’s borderline unstoppable
— Ryan Nolan (@RyanNolan_21) May 9, 2018
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