The Newcastle striker only lasted 33 minutes against Villa but was still berated by supporters.
One big opportunity fell to Siem de Jong and he admitted he should have scored it. Newcastle fans weren't too happy with his display and there has been significant criticism thrown in the Dutchman's direction over the past few weeks.
But, despite going off after just 33 minutes, Papiss Cisse seemed to generate even more hate from the Newcastle faithful on social media.
Indeed, there was confusion as to why Steve McClaren didn't start Ayoze Perez and Aleksandar Mitrovic (again) and many feel Cisse's time at St James' Park should finally be put to an end in January.
Cisse was forced off through injury but, while he was on the field of play, the striker offered Newcastle little in the way of movement, creativity and general productivity. Here's how Newcastle supporters reacted to his display against Aston Villa on Twitter:
We have to be winning games like that poor 2nd half raid did not help need to do more and DONT START CISSE AND DR JONG! #nufc— ToonBlades (@toonbaldes) December 19, 2015
Cisse & De Jong need to buck up their ideas too. Game could have been put to bed far earlier. #nufc— #Dave (@DMF_86) December 19, 2015
As for starting cisse and de jong again... The guy is clueless! #nufc— Paul Watson (@1983ptw) December 19, 2015
Not a loss yes but games like highlight how badly In need of quality we are SDJ & Cisse off pace & thauvin offers 0 #nufc— Chris Currie (@Wig82) December 19, 2015
I wouldn’t start Cisse & De Jong again. In my opinion, they aren’t good enough. #NUFC— NUFC Index (@NUFC_Index) December 19, 2015
Question for #nufc... Why persist with Cisse and de Jong when two on the bench perform far better? Gini on the left painfully doesn't work.— Ross Jackson (@rossjackson121) December 19, 2015
Siem De Jong and Papiss Cisse claim to be premier league strikers... Well, that's the best joke of 2015! #NUFC— Ryan (@RyanHowes1994) December 19, 2015
De Jong's miss was shocking today, but I feel like we need to keep playing hum as he could come good, Cisse however... #nufc— Peter McGowran (@petemcgowran1) December 19, 2015
We have to go back to the Perez - Mitro partnership. Cisse is garbage but I do like Siem, although he should have scored today. #nufc— Scott (@ScottBarclay6) December 19, 2015