Former Newcastle United favourite Malcolm Macdonald has singled out
Macdonald wrote: "Martin Dúbravka pulled off a string of super saves yet we still leaked three goals in the last 45 minutes. For the winner Newcastle left two players unmarked in a crowded six-yard box.
“Now is their opportunity to collect much-needed points. Now let us think of the alternative. If United don’t gain a good number of points then they can be down, or virtually so, by Christmas."
Newcastle are currently 19th in the league table after eight matches, and have picked up just two points. The Toon Army will be desperate to see their side up their game in the coming weeks, with the threat of relegation already looming large.
Rafael Benítez's side will look to return from the international break with a big win, and their next match is at home to Brighton & Hove Albion
Meanwhile, a report has claimed that Benítez is wary of being sacked by club owner Mike Ashley. The controversial businessman incurred the wrath of the Newcastle faithful by purchasing department store House of Fraser for £90m in the summer, despite not suitably bolstering the Magpies squad.