Newcastle were outplayed and outclassed as they crashed to a 3-0 defeat to West Ham on Saturday but Javier Manquillo took the brunt of fans' outbursts with a poor display at St. James' Park.
The Magpies had come into the game on the back of a couple of impressive performances after an initial poor start to the campaign, but they struggled to turn up against the Hammers leaving them just three points above the relegation zone.
It’s an absolute travesty that Javier Manquillo plays for a Premier League club and I don’t— jamie but festive (@_indykidz) December 1, 2018
Manquillo is horrific— Jonny (@Jonathangeldar1) December 1, 2018
Javier Hernandez, who has been struggling for game time much of the season, put West Ham in front early on in the first half - with Salomon Rondon and Lucas Perez both missing chances to equalise.
Hernandez completed his brace in the second half with Felipe Anderson continuing his impressive form contributing with a goal as well. Newcastle were lucky it remained at three as Hernandez failed to complete his first hat-trick since September 2016 after missing a host of chances.
Newcastle fans took to Twitter to vent their frustration at the surprise 3-0 loss - aiming their frustration at Javier Manquillo, who has only featured for the Magpies four times this season.
@javiermanquillo you are by far the worst full back t wear the shirt.. You shit your self when you get the ball. In future if rafa names you in the squad withdraw yourself.. what I've just witnessed from you is nothing short of robbery. Hand your pay packet to the fans.disgrace— Jalc (@JordAlcock) December 1, 2018
Whoever looked at Javier Manquillo back in the day and thought he was good enough to be a professional footballer wants fucking shooting— a l b i n o m a g タイムボム (@Sweeninho9) December 1, 2018
Rafa Benitez made one change to his line-up for the West Ham clash. Defender Ciaran Clark's injury gave Manquillo a surprise inclusion, much to the confusion of Newcastle fans.
Starting line up that worries me I don’t no how javier Manquillo got into the team— Lee Barrass (@lbnufc) December 2, 2018
Newcastle next take a trip to Merseyside Wednesday evening to face an Everton side who have only lost once at Goodison Park this season in September's 3-1 defeat to West Ham.