Newcastle fans react on Twitter to Florian Lejeune's display in defeat

Florian Lejeune of Newcastle fouls Javier (Chicharito) Hernandez of West Ham to give away a penalty during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Newcastle United at London...

Newcastle United's winning run came to an end at the weekend as they lost 2-0.

Florian Lejeune of Newcastle United battles for possession with Robert Snodgrass of West Ham United during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Newcastle United at London...

A number of Newcastle United fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Florian Lejeune's display during the Magpies' 2-0 defeat to West Ham at the London Stadium on Saturday.

Rafa Benitez's men went into the trip to the capital looking to secure a third consecutive win having beaten both Huddersfield and Burnley 2-0 in their two previous games.

 

But, while the scoreline would be the same as their previous two fixtures, it was the home side who came out on top as goals from Declan Rice and Mark Noble brought the Magpies back down to earth after their recent upturn in form.

Noble's goal came after Lejeune brought Javier Hernandez down inside the box shortly before the break. And it seems that many Newcastle supporters felt that that error from the Frenchman largely summed up his evening.

2nd March 2019, London Stadium, London, England; EPL Premier League football, West Ham United versus Newcastle United; Florian Lejeune of Newcastle United

Lejeune has been excellent since he returned from injury at the start of the year. But some have suggested that three games in eight days may have been too demanding for the centre-back, who was making only his ninth appearance of the season.

In fairness to the Newcastle supporters, many accept that it was a rare off-night for the defender and are being more critical of his performance rather than his quality, and it does not appear that anyone is asking for the 27-year-old to be dropped for Saturday's clash with Everton.

Florian Lejeune of Newcastle fouls Javier (Chicharito) Hernandez of West Ham to give away a penalty during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Newcastle United at London...

Here is what some of the supporters made of Lejeune's performance against the Irons...

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