The Brazilian attacker came on as a substitute for Callum Wilson in the 36th minute after the Englishman suffered an injury.
Despite only coming on in the 36th minute, Joelinton lost possession 15 times, per SofaScore, which is more than all but two other Newcastle players – Jamal Lewis and Karl Darlow – both of whom played the full 90 minutes.
Additionally, the 24-year-old won just three of his seven ground duels and didn’t manage to get a single shot off during the game.
So, what have these Newcastle United fans had to say about Joelinton?
With that in mind, it may be understandable why some Toon supporters have been firing criticism at the forward.
Here’s just some of the reaction following the 3-2 victory…
“Joelinton is woeful, shocked people keep sticking up for him”
“Yep, like playing with 9 men here with joelinton on!”
“Joelinton is unbelievably slow”
“Joelinton is the worst player ive ever seen honestly he wouldnt do a job in the under 12s”
“Not just Hendrick, Joelinton! The bloke is absolutely stealing a living”
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“Newcastle playing with 10 men really exposes how much of a passenger Joelinton is. Nothing is sticking when the ball goes forward. I’d have taken him off instead of Saint Maximin #nufc”
“Joelinton is so frustrating”
All in all, it’s clear from these Newcastle fans’ tweets that plenty of Toon supporters felt Joelinton’s performance on Saturday left a lot to be desired and they’ll hope to see better from him in the future.
The £18m-rated striker is among the biggest earners at the club on a reported £80k-per-week, so he really ought to be doing better, especially when he’s not currently in Steve Bruce’s starting XI as it is.