Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter to react after watching Joelinton take part in a bizarre first-half moment.

Jacob Murphy had embarked on an excellent solo run before standing a cross up to the back post, where the ball clipped off the upright and bounced right on the goal-line.

Amazingly, Joelinton just stood and watched, when he could’ve had arguably the easiest goal of his life had he just tapped it in.


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Let’s not pile the hate on the Brazilian striker, though. He had a very good game, scoring two goals while earning the WhoScored Man of the Match award for his performance.

In particular, the ex-Hoffenheim striker’s second goal was a contender for strike of the season, as he curled it into the bottom right corner from some distance.

It was a great night for our No.9, but we simply can’t help but be baffled as to why he didn’t tap the ball in.


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Steve Bruce himself said that the 24-year-old needs to be ‘a bit more selfish’ following the 7-0 win.

Newcastle’s official Twitter account quote the Magpies boss as saying: ‘He might have to be a bit more selfish. I was delighted when he put one in the top corner & cut in, it was great to see that ability we know he has. We just have to bring it out of him.’

Perhaps Joelinton was being too much of a nice teammate, and was waiting to see if Murphy’s initial effort would cross the line.

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However, a striker at this level of the game needs a killer instinct. Nobody, including Murphy, would’ve begrudged him for slamming the ball home.


Let’s see what the Newcastle fans on Twitter have been saying about the bizarre first-half moment…

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