Loads of Newcastle fans have been reacting to today’s team news, as Rafael Benitez has finally benched Ayoze Perez.
Newcastle have had a torrid start to the season, and fans have been downright bemused by Benitez’s insistence on sticking with Perez.
The 25 year-old hit a rich vein of form in the second half of last season, but has been unable to convert his impressive work rate into any meaningful end product so far this season.
Some fans have suspected the gaffer is slightly biased towards Spanish players, and they are now celebrating the decision to axe Perez.
Salomon Rondon and Yoshinori Muto will start together up front, and Rafa will hope they can strike up a partnership that will kick start their season.
The Magpies of course had a complete overhaul of their striking department this summer, and neither of the new signings have really made an impact yet.
Fans are heaping praise on Rafa’s decision to start the pair without Perez though, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Long overdue. If he put half as much effort on the pitch as he does into his social media he might be worth a run out.
— Simon Malone (@VisionMixerUK) November 3, 2018
— Liam McKinnon (@liammckinnon) November 3, 2018
Well if you do nothing for 11 games, couldn’t hit a barn door and generally don’t get stuck in. Then yes, the bench is probably the best place for him.
— We’re only making plans for Smithy (@toastofworcesta) November 3, 2018
— Fordy (@FordyTheGeordie) November 3, 2018
No Perez. Immediately positive.
— Jason Miller (@rough_justice76) November 3, 2018
FINALLY MUTO & RONDON UP TOP
— James Denwood (@jamesdenwood_) November 3, 2018
Thank God he’s dropped Perez!
— Kai (@KaiSanderson) November 3, 2018
No perez no joselu,first decent team sheet of the season, first win today !!!
— Tdy10 (@GallowgateXI) November 3, 2018