Newcastle United fans on Twitter have been sharing their criticism for Toon striker Dwight Gayle and his latest performance for the Tyneside club during their recent 1-0 victory against Sheffield United in the Premier League.
A goal from Joe Willock was enough to secure all three points for Steve Bruce’s side against the relegated Blades at St. James’ Park in their penultimate game of the season.
During the match, lots of Newcastle fans were not happy with what they saw on the pitch from Gayle, who came on as a substitute at the start of the second half to replace Joelinton, with many flocking to Twitter to share exactly what they were thinking on the matter.
So, what did these Newcastle fans have to say about Gayle’s performance against Sheffield United?
“How bad is Gayle man #nufc“
“Dwight Gayle does so little things well. Proper frustrating player #NUFC“
“If we can give Gayle away for free, we should consider ourselves lucky, he is horrendous #NUFC“
“Painful to watch Gayle in what is such a fun offense otherwise. #NUFC“
“Hate to single players out but Dwight Gayle was an absolute disgrace today. Moping around the pitch, sulking, making the wrong decisions, barely moving….and when he did move, it’s clear that he’s lost a yard of pace with all his injuries. He’s finished at PL level. #NUFC“
Looking at these tweets from this group of Newcastle supporters, it’s clear to see that they were not impressed by what they saw from Gayle, who is valued at £4.5 million (as per Transfermarkt), during the second half of the match against the Blades.
Is Dwight Gayle good enough to play for Newcastle in the PL?
Given how Chronicle Live awarded Gayle with a match rating of 5/10 for his performance in the second half against the Blades and said that he “didn’t look fit,” it’s understandable why these Toon fans were not happy with him.
Moving forward, unless Gayle can prove during Newcastle’s final game of the season against Fulham that he has what it takes to be a useful member of the squad, he could well find himself having to look for a new club to join during the upcoming summer transfer window.