Newcastle fans react as Joselu struggles against Burnley

Newcastle player Joselu reacts after missing a penalty during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St. James Park on January 31, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

Newcastle were held to a 1-1 draw against Burnley on Wednesday night.

Joselu of Newcastle United reacts to missing a chance during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St. James Park on January 31, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

Newcastle United striker Joselu was guilty of a whole host of missed chances at home to Burnley on Wednesday night as he failed to convert a penalty during the 1-1 draw - and fans have vented their anger on Twitter.

The Toon fielded a side including new signing Kenedy who joined the club on loan from Chelsea in January, and the Brazilian showed just why Rafa Benitez kept faith in attempting to land his signature.

But £5million summer signing Joselu missed a penalty in the first half with a tame effort, that saw Nick Pope keep the score deadlocked before he dragged a golden chance wide with honours even at 1-1.

Joselu of Newcastle United misses a penalty during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St. James Park on January 31, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

It showed just why the Toon have been crying out for a new striker since the January transfer window began, in which they confirmed the loan capture of Leicester City forward Islam Slimani on deadline day.

Newcastle fans reacted to Joselu's performance in frustration on Twitter, as as in-form striker would surely have taken one of his two outstanding opportunities to hand the Toon three points.

One fan even went as far as saying that 27-year-old Joselu makes him "miss Xisco".

 

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