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Newcastle fans slate Shelvey’s substitute appearance in Crystal Palace loss

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Newcastle fans slate Shelvey’s substitute appearance in Crystal Palace loss

Jonjo Shelvey hasn’t seen a lot of football for Newcastle of late but the supporters were not impressed with his cameo against Crystal Palace.

Jonjo Shelvey was once integral to Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle team but has found himself out of the picture in recent months.

As a result, The Sun linked him with a return to London with West Ham last month but for the meantime, he may have to be content with short cameos like the one he got on Saturday when the Magpies hosted Crystal Palace.

Newcastle were in complete control for large periods of the match and Shelvey was introduced with 16 minutes remaining, presumably with instruction to provide the inspiration to turn a dominant performance into a winning one.

But as it turned out, it was Palace who got their noses in front with Luka Milivojević slotting home a penalty won by Wilfried Zaha when DeAndre Yedlin clumsily brought him down in the box.

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Rafa Benitez explained both the decision not to start Shelvey and when to bring him on to the Chronicle, saying: “When you are controlling the game and creating chances, it is not easy to make substitutions.

“Ki came on in the last two games he has done well, coming on, creating chances. Shelvey was a fresh pair of legs and it was not like we were losing the ball. We had control and we wanted to be a little bit better.”

But Newcastle fans were not impressed by the display by the man Spotrac claim earns £70,000 a week and took to Twitter to let him know…


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