Two matches into the 2016-17 Championship season and Newcastle United sit 21st in the table with zero points after defeats to Fulham and now Huddersfield Town.
Saturday's 2-1 reverse was Huddersfield's first win on Tyneside since 1953 and Newcastle's first home defeat in the second tier since 1992, a run stretching back 40 games.
And on Saturday the Magpies once again looked short of ideas going forward as Huddersfield forward Nahki Wells gave the visitors the lead with a neat left-footed finish into the bottom corner on the stroke of half-time.
Huddersfield Town's Nahki Wells celebrates scoring their first goal.
After the break, Newcastle pushed forward in search of an equaliser and they were awarded a penalty on the hour mark following Mark Hudson's handball.
New number 9 Dwight Gayle saw his spot-kick saved by Terriers' keeper Danny Ward but was quick to nod in the rebound to make it 1-1.
From there it looked as though only one team was going to win it as Newcastle pegged Huddersfield back into their own half but couldn't manage to find the breakthrough.
Newcastle United's Dwight Gayle scores their first goal
But a rare break forward from Huddersfield caught out the United defence as Jack Payne drilled in what proved to be the winner after 82 minutes.
It was another disappointing display for Newcastle who are yet to get going in the Championship this season while Huddersfield sit second with two wins from two.
Huddersfield Town's Jack Payne celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates
The result has got many Geordie fans talking, as the reality of their club's situation begins to take hold.
Here are some of the top tweets following the match:
The nerves and attitude really need to change if we're going to get promoted, early days but we need to settle quickly #NUFC— Darren Farmer (@Dmannnn) August 13, 2016
Another awful day to be a #NUFC supporter. Just goes to show more competitive and demanding the Championship really is. On to Reading now!— Kerry (@kjjohnston13) August 13, 2016
Newcastle are also showing how unforgiving the C'ship is to relegated sides. That losing mentality needs to be addressed ASAP. #nufc— Daniel Lloyd (@DanielJLloyd92) August 13, 2016
Ritchie starting on bench,Diame + Janmaat taken off yet still PAUL DUMMETT and VERNON ANITA remained on the pitch today!? What a joke #nufc— J Marshall (@9jamarshall) August 13, 2016
Galloway, Forestieri and a winger needed and then we're set. Hopefully we'll start winning games then. #NUFC— Ryan (@Ryan_NUFC99) August 13, 2016
Yes we lost 2 games already hard Leauge is Championship but lets focus onto Wednesday night V Reading need to start winning tho #NUFC— Tom Hardman (@Preston_Mag) August 13, 2016
We've signed 3 defenders, yet none of them started. The defending for their goals was shocking. And I don't know what Sels was doing #NUFC— Adam (@Adam_LittIe) August 13, 2016
Rafa is changing the WHOLE club, from top to bottom. Things on the pitch will improve but it's hard not to be angry after today! #nufc— Gary Allan (@GAfatman) August 13, 2016
IMO, Sissoko has to come back in. Yes, his attitude is disgusting. His talent is unquestionable and Rafa will bring out best in him ⚽️ #NUFC— K I E R A N . C (@kierancarr_) August 13, 2016
And obviously the result has brought delight to rival fans:
Just seen Huddersfield beat Newcastle unreal— Elliot (@ElliotsTweets) August 13, 2016
Newcastle were 33/1 to go unbeaten all seasn and have lost they're opening games to fulham and huddersfield. What a league— Sam Webb (@samwebb27) August 13, 2016
Newcastle fans who thought they'd walk the league suddenly realising how big of a challenge the championship is?— Ross (@RossWinter_) August 13, 2016
But there are still some trying to focus on the positives:
Matt Ritchie is my new favourite player like, he worked his socks off today. Links up lovely with Janmaat. Promising. #NUFC— Zoe (@zoho86) August 13, 2016
The fight in the Milburn Stand was the most entertainment in SJP today. #NUFC— Newcastle Stats (@NewcastleStats) August 13, 2016
Next up, Reading at home. Let's get our first win of the season and kick on from there #nufc— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) August 13, 2016
Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez will be hoping for a better display against Reading on Wednesday.