'That's us relegated' - Newcastle United fans devastated by TRIPLE injury blow
Top scorer Wilson and defender Schar are ruled out for six to eight weeks, while Manquillo will also miss the best part of six weeks.
The trio picked up their respective injuries in the 3-2 win against Southampton, where the Magpies played the final 12 minutes with nine men.
Here’s how Newcastle fans reacted to Steve Bruce’s devastating update at his Chelsea pre-match press conference:
@Adam9nufc: The world has just ended.
@chriscook1987: If it wasn’t already obvious, we’re in massive massive trouble now.
@joshgoodfelloww: That’s us relegated.
@ninenufc: Dwight Gayle has to start.
@KTD89: Was a matter of time until this happened given his injury record. We needed to sign him AND another striker in the summer, given Gayle's injuries and Carroll and Joelinton not being good enough. It's not even frustrating anymore, it's just what you expect from NUFC under Ashley.
@kyle_owens9: Time for big Joe to step up.
@SamBrent1892: Cancel the season.
@tomapony: So, so lucky we're on 25 points already.
@adamrylandhall: It’s bad. But. He may still get the last 8/9 games of the season from Burnley (A) onwards. Stick Miggy in at false 9 and give ASM and Fraser a run out #NUFC
@ANicolsonphoto: Good job we utilised the January transfer window.
@emil_franchi: Alright @shefkikuqi mate, what you up to between now and April? #NUFC
@SirMilburn: Well that’s Steve Bruce’s excuse for the next 8 weeks. #NUFC