Richard Keys reacts on Twitter to Aleksandar Mitrovic's performance, Newcastle fans respond

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The television presenter has criticised the Newcastle United striker on social media.

Aleksandar Mitrovic may have scored for Newcastle at Manchester City but the Magpies still ended up 6-1 losers at the Etihad Stadium - and Richard Keys still wasn't happy with the Serbian forward.

A divisive character - both Keys and Mitrovic - the television presenter made his feelings on the Newcastle striker clear, comparing him to Chelsea's Diego Costa but implying that he gets away with far more.

Keys was referring to an incident in the second half, which was the same 45 minutes that saw Steve McClaren's men go from drawing 1-1... to losing by five goals.

However, despondent Newcastle fans may have been distraught over their side's result but they weren't prepared to hear Keys' criticism of the striker.

Indeed, they simply felt Mitrovic was acting fairly and he was a bright spot during an encouraging first half for the Magpies.

Is it time for McClaren to go? If his kind of team-talks can take a positive performance and turn them into a 6-1 defeat, it's probably time to call time on an increasingly bad career in football management.

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