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17th Apr, 2017 | 5:21pm

'Titus Bramble in disguise': Newcastle fans rip into defender after woeful display v Ipswich

By Matt Farr

Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles gave a woeful and unconvincing defensive display in their 3-1 defeat to Ipswich on Monday – and fans on Twitter were frustrated.

Lascelles, who has been an ever-present member of the Newcastle defence this season, struggled to establish his usual authority against Ipswich, and was guilty of a costly error for the home side’s second goal.

The 23-year-old survived the cull ahead of the tie, with Rafa Benitez making as many as five changes to his starting eleven from the 1-1 draw with Leeds on Friday, including two defensive changes.

But Newcastle fans on Twitter believe Benitez axed the wrong player, with Grant Hanley recalled in place of Chancel Mbemba.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

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Freddie Sears had given Ipswich the lead against a well below-par Newcastle side just before half-time, but ex-Portman Road star Daryl Murphy drew the away side level with half an hour to play.

However, they could only stay level for seven minutes, as an unmarked David McGoldrick fired Ipswich back in front.

With Newcastle chasing a late equaliser, Ipswich completed the rout with a third goal, courtesy of a superb volley from Emyr Huws.

The defeat leaves Newcastle seven points Championship leaders Brighton, who confirmed their place in next season’s Premier League with a victory over Wigan.

In other Newcastle news, here are three of the main talking points from the Ipswich defeat.

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