A selection of Newcastle United supporters were angered by the performance of DeAndre Yedlin during the club’s slender 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace in the Premier League yesterday.
Rafael Benitez’s side had come into the game on the back of a five-match winning run at home, and they had the opportunity to seal another victory to move further clear of the relegation places.
The Magpies managed 18 attempts on goal, compared to Palace’s three throughout the course of the game, but ultimately, the visitors prevailed through a late penalty nine minutes from time.
Until that point, the south London side had failed to register a single shot on target, and a few Magpies fans were angered by the fact Yedlin handed them maximum points with a needless challenge on Wilfried Zaha in the box.
Below are some of the best reactions:
Here is a still of yedlin giving away the penalty. What exactly does he think Zaha is going to do from this angle? One of the dumbest, most unnecessary fouls I have ever seen. pic.twitter.com/H5RyztpYGQ
— Jake (@jakesinprison) April 6, 2019
Fair play palace, hard result to take for us. 1 moment of stupidity from Yedlin was the difference. That result should see yous safe, 1 more win for us should be enough. Wan Bissaka is an absolute monster, good luck for the rest of the season #cpfc
— Andrew (@nufcaja) April 6, 2019
Another monstrously bad display by DeAndre Yedlin. Manquillo is a better player and that’s saying something
— Evin (@EvG_Football) April 6, 2019
Given away by Almiron and the challenge from Yedlin is just brainless. 1-0 Palace
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) April 6, 2019
— ToonArmy.com (@toonarmy_com) April 6, 2019
Sell Yedlin please
— Toon Man US (@us_toon) April 6, 2019
Newcastle still have a seven-point advantage over 18th-placed Cardiff City in the standings, although they have played a game more than the Bluebirds, and they should be confident of beating the drop, barring a surprise turn of events.