Norwich City have showed off the industry and desire of on-fire striker Teemu Pukki from Saturday’s 3-1 win over Newcastle United with a video posted on their Twitter account – but it also highlights an embarrassing concern for Newcastle fans.
Pukki starred for Norwich as scored a sensational hat-trick for the Canaries in a somewhat easy win over Steve Bruce’s side, who lacked ideas, creativity and most of all, work rate at Carrow Road.
Newcastle made the scoreline slightly better with an injury-time strike from Jonjo Shelvey, but that does not hide the fact that Newcastle were poor. Criticism has been directed at the players from fans for a lack of effort.
Norwich have proved just that with a video posted on their Twitter account on Wednesday from the match. It sees Norwich lose the ball deep inside Newcastle’s half, but Pukki tracks back to win it back – with only Miguel Almiron supporting Joelinton.
Norwich showing off the industry of Pukki, but look at this from an NUFC standpoint and wince. Almiron is the only one close to the play when Pukki gets back. https://t.co/8jykg5WHWo
— Kristan Heneage (@KHeneage) August 20, 2019
Newcastle have struggled so far this season, following the appointment of Steve Bruce after Rafa Benitez’s exit. The Toon have suffered defeats to Arsenal – where they played well – before this poor defeat to newly-promoted Norwich.
Toon fans have reacted to the video which shows Joelinton and Almiron left to work by themselves, and the gap between the Newcastle midfield and attack worryingly large. Fans are not impressed.
Not a single body bar those two in Norwich's half. Now that's either because no other player had the desire to get up the pitch or they were instructed not to. What was the score at this point?
— Bob Loblaw (@TeamAndrew) August 20, 2019
Thought all the players were fitter under Bruce? According to Colback and Shelvey anyway.
— Simon (@supernova_1984) August 20, 2019
Nobody else over the halfway line.😖
— Sir Jack (@oinkbaamoo) August 20, 2019
That’s the tactical 2 man counter
— Craig (@lambeau2011) August 20, 2019
Are you telling me that maybe, just maaaaaaaaybe, Bruce isn’t up to the job? And NUFC got it completely wrong (yet again) with a managerial appointment?
— Malfurious (@MalfuriousP) August 20, 2019
— Marc Duffy (@MarcSDuffy) August 20, 2019