'Played great' but still an 'eye-watering league position'  – Newcastle United fans react to Man City loss

Newcastle United fans were impressed with their side’s performance against Premier League champions Manchester City – but looking at the top flight table is still a very sobering thought for Magpies’ fans.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 11:11 pm
Joelinton of Newcastle United celebrates with Allan Saint-Maximin, Miguel Almiron and Matt Ritchie after scoring their side's second goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St. James Park on May 14, 2021 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

United sit 16th in the table but are the league’s top scorers in the last few weeks, banging in eight against first-placed City and third-placed Leicester in the last seven days alone.

Here’s how #NUFC on Twitter reacted to the result and performance – with some mixed comments after an entertaining but ultimately fruitless night on Tyneside.

@ModManSka – “Brilliant game.”

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@_MartinDean – “I know we won’t have much cash this summer but I’d be happy to use whatever we have to get Willock signed up ASAP!!!”

@tomdixon1985 – “sign him up on a permanent transfer.”

@singram999 – “Everything we want… have a go and give everyone a game. We know we aren’t as good as city, but pressured them and they’re fallible.”

@Redmond15221340 – “Toon played excellent but our league position is eye watering. This takeover needs to happen.”

@jmacamc – “We were good tonight... that is all we ask.”

@AndyNUFC78 – “Nevermind Maxi... we might struggle to keep hold of Bruce at this rate...”

@johnnyh69422734 – “Lets not forget 2 wins in 20… it was good to watch but there was nothing on that game tonight, like an exhibition match, this owner & manager need to go.”

@glanton22 – “Both teams could’ve turned up with flip flops on. Not quite the entertainers but great for a neutral.”