Newcastle fans have reacted with bewilderment – and delight – on Twitter after striker Joslue was left out of the Newcastle squad ahead of the crucial Premier League game away at Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon.
Dwight Gayle starts up front for Newcastle but there isn’t even a place on the bench for Joselu and while fans are concerned that leaves them with no back-up option if things go wrong today, others are happy with the decision.
The line-up was announced on the official Newcastle Twitter page.


Rafa Benitez signed striker Islam Slimani on loan on deadline day but he’s not fit to play today.
And, after scoring just four goals in 22 games, Joselu hasn’t delivered for Newcastle this season – but fans are still unsure why he’s not even made the bench.
Here is a selection of the best reactions to the Newcastle line-up ahead of the 2.15pm kick-off in London.
https://twitter.com/iangregory70/status/960140015341916161


https://twitter.com/GloriousGibson/status/960139829290913792


https://twitter.com/AllenGC90/status/960139968734691330


https://twitter.com/KieronGilly/status/960139856155500544


There might still be a way to go in the season but today’s game is a classic six pointer at the wrong end of the table.
Newcastle are in 16th but only above Huddersfield in 19th on goal difference.
Crystal Palace are just one place and two points ahead of Newcastle  in 15th, but a win could take the Magpies up to 11th.
Newcastle haven’t won in the Premier League since January 1 when they beat Stoke 1-0 and fans will be desperate for Benitez’ side to get something from the game today.
However, history is on their side in the fixture.
From the last 19 fixtures in all competitions against Crystal Palace, Newcastle have won 14, drawn three and lost just two.
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