Newcastle United were knocked out of the EFL Cup by Hull City yesterday evening.
Newcastle United fans appear to have already given up on summer signing Matz Sels, after he dropped a clanger in their EFL Cup match against Hull City last night.
Newcastle looked to be on their way to the semi-finals of the competition when a goal from Mohamed Diame put them in-front at the KCOM Stadium in extra time.
However, before Newcastle’s celebrations at taking the lead had died down, Sels made a huge error to allow Robert Snodgrass to tap in an equaliser.
The Belgian stopper parried a long-range effort straight into Snodgrass’ path, and the Scottish international could not miss from close range.
Hull went on to win the tie on penalties, and Newcastle fans are blaming one man for their cup exit.
Matt Sels is up there with one of the most ridiculous signings in NUFC history.— GallowgateShots (@GallowgateShots) November 29, 2016
Said this before and im sorry but I'll say it again, sels is a terrible keeper. I hope he improves but nowhere near ready yet #nufc— Matt Guest (@Guesty22) November 29, 2016
@NUFC_Index don't like to do this but that has to be Sels last game he just can't be trusted you could see it in the teams faces.— Thomas Hunter (@TJToonArmy) November 29, 2016
@NUFC_Index don't like to slate players but hope that's matz sels last game in a Newcastle shirt— Stan (@HenStan64) November 29, 2016
Putting a low on confidence Mat Sels in the sticks in a game of this magnitude is criminal. Huge mistake.— NUFC Online (@NUFC_Online) November 29, 2016
Hate when people slag players off. But matz sels is the worst keeper in the entire world. He is the reason we have been knocked out.— #MitrosOnFire (@NUFC_Source) November 29, 2016
Sels needs to be sold as fast as possible.— NUFC Pulse (@NUFCPulse) November 29, 2016
"Matz Sels has returned to Gent on a permanent deal" pic.twitter.com/X7B0uU1RMJ— Kia (@Kia_NUFC) November 30, 2016
#NUFC I've seen more convincing Subbuteo goalkeepers than Mat Sels. Good night.— Peter Wood (@gallowgate_pete) November 30, 2016
Sels started this season as Newcastle’s number one stopper, but after a series of shaky displays he was replaced by Karl Darlow.
The Magpies have been much more solid at the back since Darlow has come in, and Sels appears to have a lot of work to do to break back into the team at St. James’ Park now.
Newcastle’s next match comes against Nottingham Forest on Friday, when Darlow is almost certain to be restored to Rafael Benitez’s side’s starting line-up.