Some Newcastle United fans have been discussing Joelinton on social media, following the Brazilian’s goal against Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend.

The South American opened the scoring in the 2-2 at St. James’ Park, converting superbly into the corner after a good pass across the box from Sean Longstaff.

That was only Joelinton’s second Premier League goal of the season and fourth in all competitions.

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Joelinton (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Aside from his goal against Spurs, Joelinton did put in a decent performance overall.

His display prompted some big praise from Steve Bruce, who said: “That was arguably as good as I’ve seen Joelinton play for us.

“Probably the easiest thing to do is stick it in the net. His touch is immaculate.

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Joelinton (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

“He plays with great effort and endeavour. But his all-round game today was terrific.”

On the whole it’s been a pretty torrid time for Joelinton so far at Newcastle.

His record of eight goals in 73 appearances for the Magpies when compared against his £40 million transfer fee does make for grim reading.

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Joelinton (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

It’s clear he isn’t an out-and-out striker, and his tag, which he did not chose, is unfortunate.

After his performance against Spurs, a number of fans on social media appear to now hope the 24-year-old gets another chance next season, but under a new manager:

 

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