Newcastle fans react on Twitter to Shelvey omission from EFL team of the week
By Harvey Byrne
The EFL selected it’s team of the week following the weekend fixtures – and Newcastle fans were disappointed on Twitter that Jonjo Shelvey did not feature in it.
Toon team-mate Dwight Gayle was named after scoring two goals against Brentford in his side’s 3-1 victory.
However, Shelvey was another star of the match with his two assists helping Newcastle to their comfortable win.
Fans of the famous north east club were left questioning the selection process on social media with the absence of the England international from the team.
Norwich midfielder Wes Hoolahan, Exeter’s Jake Taylor and Romuald Boco from Accrington were all selected in the midfield ahead of Shelvey.
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TEAM OF THE WEEK!
— EFL (@EFL) October 17, 2016
Here are a selection of Tweets from Newcastle fans reacting to Shelvey’s omission:
surprised if all 3 did more than Shelvey. Ran the game for us, on top of constantly creating chances and goals
— matthew (@JB4t00n) October 17, 2016
— Anthony Wright (@tonezone0) October 17, 2016
Comical that Shelvey isnt in this https://t.co/mIyojrVUdF
— Rafa's ⚫️ & ⚪️ Army (@NUFC_Fan_) October 17, 2016
Where's Shelvey tho ????
— Matthew (@MattyFenwickATC) October 17, 2016
2 assists, set up third goal but no Shelvey?
— Finbar Evans (@finbar_evans) October 17, 2016
know for a fact Shelvey had a better game than Gayle. Gayle being included just because he scored just seems lazy to me.
— Liam (@Liam_Reay83) October 17, 2016
— Sean McCormick (@S_McCormick95) October 17, 2016
Shelvey, 24, completed a £12million move to Newcastle from Swansea in January.
He has made 13 appearances for the club in the new campaign, scoring three goals and providing five assists with Newcastle sat in second place in England’s second tier following the win over Brentford.
They will travel to Oakwell to face recently promoted Barnsley in midweek, with the Yorkshire side currently sat in 11th place.