Jonjo Shelvey barely put a foot wrong in the first half.

The midfielder was sensational, creating chances with his glorious passing range.

But in the second half, things started to go awry for the 28-year-old.

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Once Southampton went down to 10 men, they sat in and defended. That’s fair enough – Newcastle often do the same even with 11 players on the pitch.

And as Southampton sat deeper and deeper, the more possession the Magpies got.

This should have been perfect for Shelvey, but it actually worked against him. The more he got on the ball, the less he was able to do with it.

The second half was rough for Shelvey, as everything he attempted went wrong. It wasn’t for lack of trying, that’s for sure.

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Sadly, this has been the story of his career. He’s an inconsistent player, and we saw that during the 90 minutes against Southampton.

Shelvey is a frustrating player who can do out of this world things with a football .But does the good outweigh the bad?


Up and down performance from Shelvey

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