Newcastle United’s FA Cup run ended at the quarter-final stage as they were well-beaten by Manchester City at St James’ Park this evening.
The visitors took the lead eight minutes before half-time after being gifted a spot-kick when surprise starter Fabian Schar pushed Gabriel Jesus to the floor on his second attempt before Raheem Sterling fired one past Karl Darlow halfway through the second period.
It means the Magpies are now consigned to only Premier League action.
Once again, there were no supporters in attendance but with the match being broadcast live on BBC, plenty of the United faithful were watching their side do battle with last season’s league and cup winners.
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And many were left reeling by the performance from midfielder Sean Longstaff, who was making his first game since a substitute appearance against the Saints back in March.
Per SofaScore, the 22-year-old could only muster up nine accurate passes all game and also lost possession ten times. He was certainly rather ineffective in the heart of midfield.
As a result of his disappointing effort on the pitch, some fans blasted him for being a “passenger” as well as being “atrocious” whilst one member for the Magpies support went as far as brandishing him a “one-season wonder”.
Here’s the rest of the reaction…
Would someone like to tell Sean Longstaff that social distancing isn’t in effect during matches please #NUFC
— Richard Parker (@Pacman) June 28, 2020
Longstaff is pony #nufc
— Aarron Robson (@aarronrobson) June 28, 2020
Longstaff cannot start the second half. Looks absolutely lost and being a detriment to the Midfield. Would rather have Joelinton bullying people there #NUFC ⚫⚪
— Eduardo V (@eddievf) June 28, 2020
Remember when Sean Longstaff was the potential future of Manchester United’s midfield whilst playing under Rafa? Hope he comes good again but he has been absolutely awful for a while now! #NUFC
— Josh Kerslake (@Josh_Kerslake) June 28, 2020
Bentaleb > Sean longstaff #NUFC
— mark allman (@allman85) June 28, 2020
Sean longstaff is up there with michu as the biggest one season wonder ever
— NUFCTOM ➐🇸🇦 (@NUFC_TOMC) June 28, 2020
Manquillo, rose, schar, Longstaff are all absolutely garbage #nufc
— Dylan Turnbull (@DylanTurnbull96) June 28, 2020
Longstaff has been useless today
— Coming Home Newcastle (@ComingHomeNUFC) June 28, 2020
Appreciate he’s been out for a while but longstaff has been horrendous on the ball today. Not bad defensively but shocking on the ball #nufc
— Craigy B (@craigyb333) June 28, 2020
Sean Longstaff is having a hideous game.
— ⚫⚪ 🄳🄴🄴🄽🄹🄰🄼 ⚫⚪ (@NUFCDeenJam) June 28, 2020
Longstaff is atrocious.
— adamzoso (@adamzoso91) June 28, 2020
How cant Bruce see longstaff is a passenger #NUFC
— Tone_69 (@tone_69) June 28, 2020
Longstaff has been absolutely shocking. That’s being kind #NUFC
— RIP Sir Bobby Robson (@PJ_NUFC) June 28, 2020