Report: How Newcastle United's Steve Bruce after Jonjo Shelvey showed dissent

Steve Bruce, Manager of Newcastle United looks on prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion at St. James Park on September 21, 2019 in Newcastle...

Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey was not best pleased to have to come off against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Steve Bruce, Manager of Newcastle United looks on prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion at St. James Park on September 21, 2019 in Newcastle...

The Telegraph reports that Steve Bruce and Jonjo Shelvey got into a heated debate on the touchline during Newcastle United’s match against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.

Bruce subbed off Shelvey during the second half of Newcastle’s 0-0 draw with Brighton, with the midfielder failing to impress.

Shelvey was apparently far from impressed at having to be taken off, and reportedly showed some dissent towards his manager from the bench.

Bruce reacted by cupping his ear towards the £12 million midfielder (BBC Sport), who then continued to vent his frustrations even more loudly.

 

The Newcastle boss reportedly ended up the argument by shouting at his midfielder, who did eventually calm down.

However, on the pitch, things only got marginally better as the Magpies failed to pick up the three points.

Newcastle did brighten up after the introduction of Allan Saint-Maximin and Andy Carroll, but they had been second best for large portions of the match before that.

Jonjo Shelvey of Newcastle United (8)  strikes the ball during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Newcastle United at Anfield on September 14, 2019 in Liverpool, United...

Newcastle have struggled badly for points so far this season and currently sit just marginally above the relegation zone.

The Magpies have collected just five points from their first six games, with their next match coming against Leicester City, in what looks like a tough away game.

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