A number of Newcastle United fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Karl Darlow’s display in the Magpies’ clash with Arsenal on Monday.
It proved to be another disappointing night for Steve Bruce’s men. Bruce made a raft of changes for the clash at the Emirates. But the swaps did not pay off.
Arsenal scored three times after the break to secure the three points. In truth, it seemed to feel like deja vu for Newcastle supporters with the visitors struggling to ask many questions of the home side.
In previous games, it has often been Darlow who has ensured that the score has not been worse. He has made a number of world-class saves during his run in the side.
And once again, he ensured that the scoreline remained respectable – even if the performance was less so.
He made an outstanding save to deny Alexandre Lacazette from close range during the second-half. In total, the 30-year-old made three saves during the contest (via Whoscored).
Unsurprisingly, it was not a night in which Newcastle fans were given much to smile about. But many felt compelled to praise Darlow’s performance yet again.
Plenty expressed sympathy for the goalkeeper. And one even insisted that he should move somewhere else to escape Newcastle’s current problems.
Here is how some of the Newcastle supporters reacted to Darlow’s display…
These players clearly don’t even respect Steve Bruce because apart from Darlow, Wilson & Almiron none of them are bothered. Just jogging about, launching hopeless balls forward. Shambles. He’s gotta go! 🤷🏼♂️
— Thomas Mayo (@TMayo7) January 18, 2021
Darlow we don’t deserve you, move somewhere else and make a name for your self because your wasted at #NUFC
— NUFCMAX (@NUFCMAX2) January 18, 2021
it’s quite clear that we have nothing creatively without ASM,he’s the wild card, he forces the opposition to collapse on him and frees up his teammates.
Darlow’s performances have been wasted
and how is it we are the only team in the PL without ANY homegrown outfield talent?
— Ⓥ (@NUFC_monkey) January 18, 2021
Another occasion where Darlow has stopped this being way worse
— Joseph Riach (@H35K3YT1M3) January 18, 2021
I feel sorry for Karl Darlow #nufc
— Luke (@Luke22265778) January 18, 2021
Darlow doesn’t deserve this at all
— Varun Chaddah (@varunchaddah7) January 18, 2021
This is THE worst Newcastle team I’ve ever watched, from the top to the bottom. Keep darlow the rest can go
— Darren Walsh (@darrenwalshh) January 18, 2021