By Danny Wright

Newcastle fans are concerned on Twitter after Dwight Gayle limped off injured during their 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Monday night.

The general consensus is that Rafa Benitez should not have started the former Crystal Palace striker as he didn’t seem 100% fit.

Gayle was replaced by Aleksandar Mitrovic in the 33rd minute, and limped off holding his hamstring.

The Championship top goalscore seeminglyr suffered a recurrence to a hamstring injury which saw him miss six games for the Magpies, including their shock FA Cup exit to Oxford United.

He returned to the squad for the 2-2 draw with Norwich last week and came off the bench to take part in the closing stages of the game.

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Here is a selection of tweets from Newcastle supporters about Gayle’s latest injury:

https://twitter.com/El_MagoRafa/status/833801586820444160

https://twitter.com/thetoonreview/status/833821488058859520

It is unclear how long Gayle will be out of action for, but Benitez and the Newcastle team really need him back within a week.

After their next game on Saturday against struggling Bristol City, Newcastle face a season-defining double header with trips to both Brighton and Huddersfield – the two sides in second and third place respectively.

In other Newcastle news, Ayoze Perez delivers his verdict on the club’s 2-0 victory over Aston Villa.

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