Date: 26th January 2021 at 8:03pm
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Newcastle United fans were left incredibly angry at the performance of Jacob Murphy during their game against Leeds United.

It was an incredibly important game for Newcastle, having gone ten games without a victory in all competitions prior to kick-off, while the club have been sliding dangerously towards the relegation zone as pressure starts to mount on head coach Steve Bruce.

However, one player who didn’t do much to help the team’s cause, at least in the eyes of the supporters, was 25-year-old Murphy.

Having only scored one goal and chipping in with one assist during the league campaign so far, it could be argued hasn’t been pulling his weight so far, and didn’t do much to help himself with his display against Marcelo Bielsa’s men when handed an opportunity to impress.

Considering he wasn’t exactly given a prolonged run in the team under previous manager Rafael Benitez, it may be clear why some were so unimpressed by his performance on Tuesday.

This led to some furious tirades from some members of the Toon Army who were watching the game at home:

“Jacob Murphy just having a casual stroll back. Pitiful”

“Jacob Murphy there.. stood about watching whilst his man puts one in the back of the net”
“Jacob Murphy hasn’t got a clue”
“Jacob Murphy isn’t a PL player.”
“What is Jacob murphy good at? He will never be a premier league footballer.”
“Totally out of depth in PL, can see why Rafa gave up on him”

Has Jacob Murphy been a flop for Newcastle?

Yes

Yes

No

No

He’s certainly one of the players that needs to find form pretty sharpish if the club are to keep themselves out of trouble moving forward.