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Newcastle United: Many fans let down by Saint-Maximin display

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A score of Newcastle United fans have taken to Twitter to react to the largely anonymous performance of winger Allan Saint-Maximin.

Newcastle kicked off the post-Steve Bruce era with a trip to south London that ended in an ultimate stalemate in which the enigmatic trickster failed to have a real impact.

Cutting a frustrated figure, the winger was hauled off on the 81st minute for misfiring striker Joelinton and did little in terms of direct contributions in front of goal.

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Many Newcastle fans were let down by the attacker as they took to social media to over their thoughts on him.

What have some Newcastle fans been saying?

“ASM, was a waste of time today. His head wasn’t there, which is a shame cos he is a fantastic player on his day.”

@NitramyesnahH

“I probably gave in to that reflex myself, but I thought he played well when he came on tbf. Saint Maximin didn’t have a good game, and at least he wasn’t coming on for Wilson to play up front on his own this time”

@Bocafuente

“he did nowt today”

@D6Ghex

“You didn’t seem yourself today. Is everything ok?”

@Nufc_Aidan, tagging Saint-Maximin

“Improved?? U gotta be kidding. We cant even hold the ball more than 3 sec.  [Saint-maximin had the] worst performance ever.”

@NUFCAsia

“He goes missing quite a lot. He gets all the praise for his running, but when he gets too hard and loses the ball, his head hangs. I think he needs a team mate similar to his style to connect with.”

@Paolo67289281

Newcastle are now winless in nine games and are looking for inspiration.

A winger bereft of confidence certainly didn’t help Newcastle yesterday, and fans will know all-too well how his flair and movement can transform games.

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