Newcastle succumbed to another defeat tonight as Tottenham rolled into St James’ Park and comfortably took all three points thanks to a Harry Kane double.
It was a second big win in a week for Jose Mourinho’s men, who are still well within the European picture despite some patchy form throughout the season.
For Newcastle, it was three defeats on the spin following losses against Man City and West Ham respectively.
Once again, Dwight Gayle got the nod in attack ahead of Joelinton and Muto. However, the former Peterborough man couldn’t get going and was replaced by Joelinton midway through the second half.
However, it was a decision that left a number of Newcastle fans baffled on Twitter, with many of them wondering what Muto has to do to get the nod ahead of the Brazilian.
Plenty of the Toon Army were out in force talking about that decision and it’s something that’s not gone down well it seems.
With that, here’s how some Newcastle fans responded to the defeat to Spurs and, in particular, the decision by Steve Bruce to ignore Muto once again.
Bruce must hate Muto and Atsu and refuses to give Allan a chance #NUFC
— Anthony Ferguson (@AntFerg14) July 15, 2020
This'll be 3 straight defeats for the Manager Of The Year then.
Steadfastly refuses to use Atsu, Muto or Longstaff, then complains about injuries and fatigue. #nufc
— Sam (@Funguslover) July 15, 2020
Give Muto half an hour through the middle.
— ⚫⚪ ??????? ⚫⚪ (@NUFCDeenJam) July 15, 2020
What has Muto done to be completely snubbed for any game time? Really keen to see what he offers for #nufc
— Andrew Roughan (@AndyRoughan) July 15, 2020
— ⚫Namelessghoul1892⚪ (@Nameles96863577) July 15, 2020
BRING MUTO ON FFS
— niall (@dellynel) July 15, 2020