Newcastle slipped to a 2-1 defeat against Crystal Palace at home in the Premier League last night.

Steve Bruce would have expected a better showing from his players after the win over Everton last time out but the Newcastle players failed to step up against the Eagles.

In terms of performance, the home side were not at their worst but they will be frustrated with their defending on the night.

The Magpies could have easily avoided both goals, but their defenders were not switched on and they were punished for their lack of awareness.

That said, some of the Newcastle fans seem happy with Javier Manquillo’s display.

The Spanish full-back went missing for Crystal Palace’s equaliser and his crossing was mediocre. However, he proved to be a reliable defender as compared to his teammates.

It will be interesting to see if Bruce gives him a consistent run of games in the side over the coming weeks. Manquillo certainly has the quality to do well for Newcastle.

The Spaniard has been a solid presence for Newcastle at times but his performance last night showed that he can be inconsistent when he is not playing regularly.

The Magpies will have to improve defensively if they want to secure a respectable finish in the Premier League this season.

Some of the Newcastle fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the 26-year-old defender’s performance against Crystal Palace and here is what they had to say.


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