He didn't drop any major clangers that would feature on video blooper reels, but fans felt the American could have done better for both of Demba Ba's strikes.
Here is a look at some of the Tweets:
@mcwotsee: WTF is Tim Howard doing, he thinks he is on a trampoline!!
@dionjc95: Tim Howard had a mareeeee!
@bubbaprog: That was not Tim Howard's strongest moment. Yuck.
@tommos16: It must have been harder for Tim Howard to play that badly than play well! Combination of ourselves and the officials did us tonight.
@m_philly: As far as I'm concerned Tim Howard is as much as fault as the linesman for that draw.
@neilcraig91: Dunno why Tim Howard committed himself like that for Newcastles second goal...
@juanpelodor: shocking performance from Tim Howard..he's been pretty bad so far this season including USMNT play...
@cboehm: Tim Howard is having a tough night.
@keepers_union: Wouldn't think Tim Howard will be pleased with either goal. The 2nd - don't jump! Player that close to goal isn't going to lob you.
@mikeefc1878: Everyone get off Tim Howard's back!!!! Not his fault for both goals! Osman for the 1st and both centre backs for the 2nd!!!
@super_kev1993: Why does Tim Howard jump in the air everytime someone is 1 on 1 with him? Did it tonight, done it against us and Wolves too the last 2 years
@aaronmc26: Sick of banging on after every game but #EFC are crying out for a new keeper Tim Howard is woeful! Had no competition ever!
@joe_strange: Tim Howard needs some serious competition within the squad, not Jan Mucha. Far too many mistakes this season and we're only 4 games in.
@scott_campbell14: That's 4 goals Tim Howard has cost us this season yet people don't seem to bat an eyelid! The man cannot do the basics...
Are concerns over Howard valid, or just kneejerk reactions? Does he need more competition?
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