Newcastle fans react on Twitter to Steve McClaren’s Yoan Gouffran decision

Yoann Gouffran, Jack Colback

Newcastle United went down 6-1 to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday.

Newcastle United fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to have their say on head coach Steve McClaren’s decision over Yoan Gouffran.

Gouffran is a winger by trade, but on Saturday afternoon against Manchester City he was deployed in defensive midfield.

The injury to Jack Colback meant that McClaren had to find a replacement. Instead of going for more suitable candidates like Cheick Tiote, the Englishman went with Gouffran.

City have arguably the strongest squad in the Premier League, and they made it count at the Etihad Stadium.

Despite conceding early in the Premier League encounter, Manuel Pellegrini’s side staged a brilliant comeback and won 6-1.

Argentina international striker Sergio Aguero was the star of the show, as he scored as many as five goals.

Gouffran was paired with Vernon Anita in defensive midfield, and he was unsurprisingly a flop against City.

The 29-year-old Frenchman struggled with the pace of the game and was substituted after 65 minutes.

During his time on the pitch, Gouffran had a pass accuracy of 75%, and won one header and none of the three tackles he attempted.

Following the defeat, Newcastle fans took to Twitter to express their disbelief that McClaren’s decision to start Gouffran in defensive midfield.

Below are some of the best comments:

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