The Premier League’s Player of the Month for April was announced on Tuesday, with Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy scooping the award.
The Foxes number nine bagged five goals in four matches, and is now rubbing shoulders with the division’s top scorers.
The former England international is up to 18 strikes for the campaign, but will likely come up short with Liverpool’s Mo Salah leading the way on 22 going into the final round of fixtures.
Vardy has seemingly returned to his best form since the arrival of Brendan Rodgers at the King Power Stadium, and he has now been recognised for his recent brilliance.
As the striker received congratulations from fans onlinethough, there was one set of fans who weren’t quite so pleased.
A number of Newcastle fans were disappointed with Vardy’s win, because it meant it came at the expense of their forward Ayoze Perez, who has been in sizzling form for the Magpies.
The Spaniard, like Vardy, also scored five goals in April, with three coming in one game against Southampton at St. James’ Park.
Newcastle fans react
Upon learning Vardy was named April POTM, Newcastle fans reacted on Twitter:
Ayoze Peréz looks different
— Adrian (@Adrian____29) 7 May 2019
Perez scored 5 goals in 3 matches? Perez didn’t go invisible against Man City either
Easy to snub Newcastle and suck up to the Top 6 and/or English nationals though. I suppose.
— Dell ⚪️⚫️ (@agbnufc) 7 May 2019
Perez scored 5 goals, Basically secured Newcastle’s safety and scored a Hatrick? 🤷🏻♂️
— Elliot (@Zurrbs) 7 May 2019
Perez helps us survive relegation with 5 goals, one of Vardys 5 was a penalty and he guided them to mid-table. What a joke, Perez should have won this. #NUFC
— Angel😇 (@01ddunn) 7 May 2019
Perez did exactly the same incredibly biased
— Jonny Gray (@jgray2706) 7 May 2019
Ayoze Perez literally scored every single Newcastle goal in April and doesn’t win POTM…. LUL
— Vinnyiow (@Vinnyiow) 7 May 2019
Delete this whole thing and start again lads pic.twitter.com/VhzZKzo7R7
— Yer Man Conor Bennett (@CBennett_12) 7 May 2019
— 👉🏼beth👈🏼 (@bethmann99) 7 May 2019
This game is corrupt it should have been @AyozePG
— Kyle Chisholm (@KyleChiz) 7 May 2019