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The time is up for Joelinton … Newcastle needs a strike threat and the Brazilian looked lost at the front

The time is right for Joelinton … Newcastle needs a strike threat and the £ 40 million Brazilian seemed to be lost in the front when Steve Bruce’s brutal goal fell to defeat at Crystal Palace

  • Newcastle was downright horrible at Selhurst Park in their loss against Crystal Palace
  • They never looked like goalie Martin Dubravka as their best player
  • Joelinton looked lost at the front and has not scored in the league since August

Hashtag “BruceOut” was full time trending, after which the manager himself suggested that it might be “time for change.” Unfortunately for those online Newcastle United fans, he meant to adjust his tactics.

Newcastle was nothing short of terrible in Selhurst Park. They never looked like winning or even scoring.

Goalkeeper Martin Dubravka was their best player and there was no day off for the team on Sunday with Steve Bruce bringing in his under-performing troops for training.

The time is for Joelinton after his screening against Crystal Palace when he didn't look like scoring

The time is for Joelinton after his screening against Crystal Palace when he didn’t look like scoring

They must find a way to pose a threat. Palace won their first victory in 2020 thanks to the excellent free kick by Patrick van Aanholt in the first half and, despite the slim score, there was never a doubt.

Regarding his shy side and inability to draw a striker in January, Bruce said, “There was nobody who had made us better, so what was the point?

“We didn’t look at any threat in the last game and a half.

“Our Achilles heel has been the entire season that we have not scored enough. Too often when we get to the last third, we miss the pass or hit the thing or take the wrong option. “

Joelinton, an acquisition of £ 40 million last summer, looked lost at the front. The Brazilian, 23, has not scored in the Premier League since August.

Joelinton, an acquisition of £ 40 million last summer, looked lost and has not scored since August

Joelinton, an acquisition of £ 40 million last summer, looked lost and has not scored since August

Joelinton, an acquisition of £ 40 million last summer, looked lost and has not scored since August

His pace of work is good, but his talent for goal scoring is poor. Maybe it’s time for him to be dropped off.

Teammate Matt Ritchie defended him and said, “We must work as a team to try to create more and score more. That is because of the entire team.

“Talk to everyone who plays against us and they all say that we are a difficult team to beat. We will continue to do so and hopefully we can pick up three points. “

The victory further lifted Palace to safety and Gary Cahill said: “At the start of the game we were aware of the pressure. This was a big game.

“There is a bit of daylight now. We want to look ahead. “

Roy Hodgson is expected to sign a new contract as Palace manager soon with his current deal ending at the end of the season. The Palace players would like to know who will be in charge next season. “Hopefully it will come to a nice conclusion,” Cahill added.

The strike of Patrick Van Aanholt won it in front of Palace and pushed them further in the direction of safety

The strike of Patrick Van Aanholt won it in front of Palace and pushed them further in the direction of safety

The strike of Patrick Van Aanholt won it in front of Palace and pushed them further in the direction of safety

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