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Newcastle fans react on Twitter to Jacob Murphy’s display

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Newcastle fans react on Twitter to Jacob Murphy’s display

A number of Newcastle United fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Jacob Murphy’s performance in their Carabao Cup tie with Newport County on Wednesday.

Steve Bruce’s men endured a frustrating night at Rodney Parade. A mistake from summer signing Mark Gillespie in the first-half led to the goal that looked set to book Newport’s place in the quarter-final.

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However, Jonjo Shelvey equalised late on. The midfielder produced a moment of real quality in what was largely a very lacklustre Newcastle performance. And the Magpies went on to capitalise by winning the penalty shootout.

Newcastle may have managed to get through to the last eight. But, there was, understandably, a lot of frustration on social media following the game.

In fact, few players seemed to emerge from the game with any credit whatsoever. But Murphy was one who was praised by some.

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Admittedly, the winger also came in for criticism. Whoscored.com shows that no player on the pitch attempted more shots than Murphy. However, he was extremely wasteful in front of goal.

But he has still received pass marks from some fans. He was arguably Newcastle’s best player. Much of the visitors’ good work went through him at various points throughout the evening.

Unsurprisingly, the fans were struggling to get carried away with any performance they saw. But if any Newcastle player was going to be awarded man of the match, it appears that Murphy would have been a potential contender.

Here is what some of the fans were saying about the wide-man during the game…

 
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