The Newcastle United winger set up his side's only goal at Everton on Wednesday.
Newcastle United fans are reacting on Twitter to Jacob Murphy's latest showing.
The former Norwich City winger was brought back from the cold by Rafa Benitez at Everton on Wednesday.
His start was only the 16th of his Newcastle career (in the Premier League), and first since September.
Nevertheless, the 23-year-old marked his return with an assist - only his second in Black and White - that allowed Salomon Rondon to fire the visitors emphatically into a 19th minute lead at Goodison Park.
But Murphy's evening would become tougher from thereon in, as Everton rallied, equalising as many minutes later through Richarlison, before ultimately falling short of the winning goal their possession (74 per cent) and shots (19 to 8) arguably deserved.
And this is what those of a Magpies persuasion had to say about the Norwich academy product afterwards...
Jacob Murphy should be up there with the Lingard’s, Alli’s, Barclay’s and Rashfords of this world. Sadly he seems to carry a sack of spuds on his shoulders and every game seems to bring with it a performance filled with self doubt and zero confidence to express himself #Nufc— steve (@oldheatonian) December 6, 2018
Murphy not good enough too lightweight, no wonder he doesn't start many games— daren mulvihill (@DarenMulvihill) December 5, 2018
Murphy spends way to much time thinking about what’s he gonna do than actually doing it #NUFC— łⱧɆ₳₮Ⱬ (@iHeatz) December 5, 2018
Jacob Murphy. Sunday league standard.— Jonny McDonald (@jonnydmcdonald) December 5, 2018
Still have my doubts that Jacob Murphy is an actual footballer— Greg (@gregjewett85) December 5, 2018
Not everyone was quite so scathing of Murphy, mind - although tweets like these were few and far between.
Murphy has talent and can be a major threat just seems to lack desire and determination #NUFC his ability with Richie desire and thats a player— Steven Armstrong (@sastevenjessica) December 5, 2018
Im a big fan of jacob murphy. Given a run in the team he will improve. It was strange tonight as I thought overall he struggled to get into it. He is very attack minded and defensive duties are not natural to him. But he also showed exactly what he can do. Superb run and cross— Shaun (@ShaunGrey22) December 5, 2018
Newcastle are reported to have paid Norwich £12 million for Murphy, who was raised, along with his twin brother Josh, by a family of Magpies supporters.
Have something to tell us about this article?