Newcastle fans beg Benitez to axe Perez

Loads of Newcastle fans have been reacting to Saturday’s draw against Southampton, and they’re furious with Rafael Benitez for continuing to pick Ayoze Perez.

Perez has had an up and down career at Newcastle so far, as a few spells of imperious form have been sandwiched between long spells of really disappointing performances.

He was superb in the second half of last season as the Magpies romped their way from the relegation zone to a top ten finish, but he has had a torrid start to this campaign.

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The 25 year-old, who has scored 30 league goals in 150 appearances on Tyneside, was perhaps expected to lose his place once Yoshinori Muto was up to speed, but the pair started together against Southampton on Saturday.

He had virtually no influence on the match at St Mary’s, registering no shots, no dribbles and just one key pass.

Fans suspect Benitez has some misguided favouritism towards his compatriot, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…

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