A lot of Newcastle United fans have taken to Twitter to react to Isaac Hayden’s first-half performance in their Premier League game against Aston Villa.
Before a ball had been kicked, the Magpies were sat in 16th-place and only one point ahead of 18th-placed Fulham but having played one less game than Scott Parker’s side (via Premier League).
However, Villa had only won one of their previous five Premier League games going into the game against Steve Bruce’s side which came at Elland Road in a 1-0 victory over Leeds United.
Hayden has featured 22 times for the Magpies this season in the league but has failed to find the net in the 1810 minutes he has played for Steve Bruce’s side (via Transfermarkt).
Newcastle signed Hayden for just under £3m from Arsenal, however, some fans were left far from impressed with his first-half display.
“Hayden needs to wake up.”
“Poor start from Hayden #NUFC“
“Hayden is playing like he’s asleep so far. #nufc“
“Gayle on the wing. Hayden doesnt look like he knows what game he’s playing that weird header attempt and doesn’t seem to particularly know where he is positionally either.|
“Both him and Hayden been poor . Need to get a grip of that midfield.”
“Isaac Hayden is absolutely dreadful. He literally brings nothing.”
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It is clear to see from the tweets by the Toon Army that they are not pleased by Hayden’s showing in the first half of their game clash with Villa at St. James’ Park.