Speaking on Match of the Day after the game, Magpies legend Alan Shearer gave a brutally honest take on wider context of the performance, and said: “I hate what my club is or has become.
“It’s been a long time now. It’s a hollow and empty football club. There’s no hope or ambition and I’m pretty sick of it to be honest. It’s copy, paste, repeat every season.
“They give players that have been at the football club new contracts because they can’t sell them on. Then they have the excuse that they can’t bring other players into the football club because those players are paid a salary.
“It’s cheaper to keep them on the books than buy another player. The fans deserve better. Every manager has the same problems. As I said, it’s copy, paste, repeat every season.”
Meanwhile, Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, who made two goalkeeping errors to aid Cristiano Ronaldo's debut brace of goals, took to social media after the game, and said: “Tough day at the office. Never been one to avoid responsibility, hold my hands up, wasn’t good enough. Life of a goalkeeper. Important now to learn and react in the right way.”
The Magpies will look to bounce back on Friday night, when they host fellow strugglers Leeds United at St James' Park.
Take a look at the latest news round-up from the Premier League, as the build-up to the weekend's action continues:
1. New recruits could see Pogba stay
Manchester United's hopes of tying down Paul Pogba to a new deal look to have improved, after the club's summer transfer activity impressed the 2018 World Cup winner. Big names such as Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo were all signed in the last window. (Sky Sports)
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2. Bayern ready Werner raid
Bayern Munich has been tipped to launch a January move for Chelsea's £48m forward Timo Werner in January. The German ace had a tricky first season in front of goal for the Blues, but played a key role in their Champions League-winning campaign. (Football Insider)
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3. Blues keeping tabs on Inter duo
Chelsea are believed to be keeping tabs on Inter duo Milan Skriniar and Alessandro Bastoni, as they look to sign a new defender in January. The Blues were hopeful of signing Sevilla's Jules Kounde on deadline day, but were unable to get the deal over the line. (Sport Witness)
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4. Blades sign Guedioura
Ex-Watford, Crystal Palace and Wolves midfielder Adlene Guedioura has sealed a move back to English football, joining second-tier side Sheffield United. He last club was Qatari side Al-Gharafa SC. (Club website)
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