Supporters of Newcastle United have flooded to social media this evening, to demand that Steve Bruce be removed from his post with immediate effect.
Sharp makes the difference
The fury on the part of the Magpies faithful of course comes on the back of their side’s latest outing coming to a close a short time ago.
Bruce’s men made the trip to Selhurst Park, for a meeting with Premier League basement dwellers Sheffield United.
The Blades’ dismal form to this point in the campaign had long stood as something of a running joke amongst rival fans, with Chris Wilder’s outfit, just a year on from taking the English top-flight by storm, having failed to secure a win from their opening 17 fixtures.
When all was said and done in Sheffield this evening, however, United finally, finally managed to bring their record-breaking stretch to an end.
A hard-fought 90 minutes saw the hosts completely dominate the ball, before eventually being rewarded for their efforts with the game’s first and only goal 20 minutes from time.
After Federico Fernandez was adjudged to have handled the ball in the Newcastle area, Billy Sharp stepped up to slot the ensuing spot-kick beyond Karl Darlow in the visitors’ net, securing a historic victory in the process.
Billy Sharp scores his 100th League goal for @SheffieldUnited – the 14th player to do so
Most English League goals this century:
219 Rickie Lambert
214 Wayne Rooney pic.twitter.com/iNuw3yTGwU
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) January 12, 2021
Highlights: Sheffield United 1-0 Newcastle
Whilst this evening’s result will no doubt be viewed by Sheffield United as a springboard towards an unlikely push out of the Premier League relegation zone, however, at Newcastle, the situation looks considerably more gloomy.
In truth, their eventual defeat to a side regarded as one of the worst in English top-flight history did not even prove the most concerning takeaway from the 90 minutes at Bramall Lane.
Instead, it was the manner in which they performed.
The Magpies were frankly dominated tonight, with Sheffield United having secured 67% of the possession over the course of the clash, as well as racking up ten more shots than their struggling opponents.
In turn, on the back of proceedings coming to a close, it has since come as little surprise to see one individual in particular feel the widespread wrath of the Newcastle faithful.
The individual in question? Steve Bruce.
Fans of the Geordie outfit have taken to social media in their droves tonight, to demand that their side’s boss be removed from his position at the earliest opportunity:
STEVE BRUCE OUT.
RETWEET IF YOU AGREE.
— Newcastle Fans TV (@NewcastleFansTV) January 12, 2021
It looked like Steve Bruce set us up to lose tonight. He is either tactically inept, or he has lost the dressing room. Either way that performance, even prior to the sending off was not acceptable from a team wearing black and white. It is time to act Mike Ashley. #BRUCEOUT pic.twitter.com/iCrAEc9ssR
— steve wraith (@stevewraith) January 12, 2021
Nothing’s changed since I wrote this. In fact, with no wins and one goal, it’s got much, much worse. If they don’t act, they can’t be surprised if it gets worse still. https://t.co/q8JhjIRhhE
— Mark Douglas (@MsiDouglas) January 12, 2021
Surely this has to be the end for Steve Bruce?!
— ToonArmy (@toonarmy_com) January 12, 2021
Everything that happened tonight is Steve Bruce’s fault. I find his continued employment offensive.
We enabled a side with no confidence or wins to dominate and beat us.
This was our must-win, no excuses game and he’s completely fucked it.
— Adam Widdrington (@AddingRandomWit) January 12, 2021
STEVE BRUCE = RELEGATION
— NE&WC ⚫️⚪️ (@stevengoica83) January 12, 2021
Steve Bruce Out. #NUFC
That’s the tweet.
— If Rafa Goes We Go (@IfRafaGoesWeGo) January 12, 2021
The only thing that lift #NUFC fans right now, would be the dismissal of Steve Bruce.
— Lee at NFTV (@LeeAtNFTV) January 12, 2021
— Jack (@jchaytor16) January 12, 2021
This article was edited by Josh Barker.
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