Newcastle fans on Twitter react to Fabricio Coloccini's display against Swansea

Fabricio Coloccini

Newcastle fans were far from impressed with Fabricio Coloccini's performance against Swansea City.

Newcastle United slipped to their first defeat of the Premier League season after a 2-0 loss away to Swansea City this afternoon.

The Magpies opened the campaign with a 2-2 draw against Southampton, but were well beaten by Swansea at the Liberty Stadium.

An early goal from Bafetimbi Gomis gave the Swans the lead, before Magpies defender Daryl Janmaat was sent off for two bookable offences on the stroke of half time.

Andre Ayew made it 2-0 in the second half with a fine header from a Jefferson Montero cross, putting the Magpies well out of the game.

Ayew's goal came as he beat Newcastle veteran Fabricio Coloccini in the air, despite his diminutive 5ft 9in stature - compared to the 6ft centre back Coloccini.

The Argentine, who has been with Newcastle since 2008, recently signed a new contract amid interest from Crystal Palace, as reported by the Daily Mirror.

However, Newcastle fans were fuming with Coloccini's display against Swansea, slamming him for his part in Ayew's goal - before wondering whether they missed an opportunity by spurning Palace's advances and extending Coloccini's stay on Tyneside.

Here is how Newcastle United fans reacted on Twitter to Coloccini's poor display against Swansea City earlier today...

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