Newcastle United fans were furious with Ayoze Perez’s awful display against Brighton

Newcastle United were sent to rock bottom of the Premier League table, still without a win to their name this season, after being beaten 1-0 at St James’ Park by Brighton and Hove Albion.

Beram Kayal put the Seagulls ahead on the half hour mark, and the Magpies could muster no response to going behind despite taking 27 shots in the match. However, just six were on target.

The defeat heaps yet more pressure on Rafa Benitez who must turn the club’s fortunes around quickly if the Tyneside outfit are to avoid becoming cut adrift at the foot of the table. Certainly, a goalscorer must emerge in the squad, as Newcastle have only found the back of the net six times in nine league outings this season.

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Last season’s top scorer, Ayoze Perez, had a particularly poor match against Brighton. The 25-year-old Spaniard has been in poor form all season and is attracting the ire of fans.

After the match, plenty of Newcastle supporters took to Twitter to criticise Perez’s dreadful display…