What Newcastle United owners said about the heavy defeat to Manchester City

Newcastle United suffered a 5-0 hammering at the hands of Manchester City.

Newcastle United may have suffered a 5-0 hammering at the hands of Manchester City, but the club’s owners have nothing but admiration for the Magpies’ travelling hordes.

More than 3,000 United fans sang right to the last as Eddie Howe’s side were dismantled by Pep Guardiola & Co on Sunday afternoon. A Raheem Sterling double and goals from Rodri, Phil Foden and Aymeric Laporte took the Citizens back to the top of the Premier League.

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And co-owners Mehrdad Ghodoussi and Jamie Reuben both took to social media to heap praise on the United faithful.

On Twitter, replying to a United tweet praising the fans, Reuben said: “Thank you for the tremendous support week in/week out @NUFC - we will come back stronger.”

Echoing that message, Ghodoussi tweeted: “To our away supporters who travelled down….you were magnificent @NUFC #nufc #onwardsandupwards.”

Meanwhile, star midfielder Bruno Guimaraes was more apologetic towards the fanbase on his account.

The Brazil international apologised to fans for the performance and vowed the team will come back stronger.

He said: “Fans, you don’t deserve what happened today. Your love for our team is unbelievable. I promise you that in the next season we’ll evolve as a team and we need you, as always, for the next two challenges.”