Newcastle fans react on Twitter to Joelinton's debut

Newcastle United fans let off flares during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Newcastle United at Craven Cottage on May 12, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Newcastle United lost 2-1 to Preston North End on Sunday.

Joelinton of Newcastle United looks on prior to a pre-season friendly match between Preston North End and Newcastle United at Deepdale on July 27, 2019 in Preston, England.

Newcastle United's pre-season preparations continued on Saturday afternoon, falling to a 2-1 defeat to Preston North End at Deepdale.

The Magpies travelled to Lancashire ahead of the Premier League restart in two weeks, and did take the lead as Jonjo Shelvey's free kick deceived goalkeeper Declan Rudd.

Newcastle then brought on new signing Joelinton at half time, and he instantly showed his ability as he won a penalty within seconds of his introduction, only for Rudd to save Miguel Almiron's spot kick.

 

It all fell apart for Steve Bruce's side after that, as Jamie Sterry handled Tom Clarke's cross, allowing Paul Gallagher to score from the penalty spot.

Joelinton's afternoon had a strange turn as he brought down Patrick Bauer, giving Preston a second penalty, and Gallagher again scored to make it 2-1.

The Lilywhites held out for the win, but Newcastle fans have now been given their first showing of Joelinton in what was a mixed game for the Brazilian.

Newcastle United's Joelinton during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Preston North End and Newcastle United at Deepdale on July 27, 2019 in Preston, England.

Newcastle's record signing arrived from Hoffenheim just days ago, and whilst he will naturally get a better understanding with his new teammates, Magpies fans appear to be encouraged.

Fans took to Twitter to praise Joelinton for a lively debut, believing he made a great impression, showing 'glimpses of excellence' whilst having a strong work ethic, all of which is hugely exciting for Newcastle supporters.

Newcastle United fans let off flares during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Newcastle United at Craven Cottage on May 12, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

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