Newcastle United suffered their third 1-0 defeat on the road in the Premier League this season as they were beaten by Burnley at Turf Moor on Monday night, and Magpies fans weren’t impressed with Ayoze Perez’s performance.
The Spaniard once again started in the number 10 position despite only having one goal and one assist in his previous nine top flight appearances, but he failed to make an impact from an attacking point of view before being replaced by Isaac Hayden 14 minutes from the end.
His substitution actually came just two minutes after Jeff Hendrick had given the Clarets the lead, with Perez partly to blame having lost the ball further up the pitch as Rafa Benitez’s men added to their previous 1-0 losses against Huddersfield Town and Brighton and Hove Albion this term.
Newcastle supporters were quick to have their say on the 24-year-old’s performance via social media, and while some said he is “consistently dreadful”, others believe he “should never start”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Perez/joselu/diame just don't do it for me. No where near strong enough! 10mil for Murphy? Got the wrong one didn't They? #nufc
— Dave84 🏴🏳🏴🏳nufc (@dave6869) October 31, 2017
For all those defending Perez’ performances
There’s the sea, you know what to do#nufc
— McG (@markcguthrie) October 31, 2017
Joselu and Perez complete passengers tonight. I'm ready for some Mitro and Gayle – power and pace #NUFC
— Philip Burn (@Philip_Burn) October 31, 2017
Tonights thoughts – Perez should never start. Mitro needs to be given a chance. Lejeune is class. Diame is even worse than Sissoko. #nufc
— JD (@JordanDempsey91) October 31, 2017
yuck. that was not okay. perez shocking, again. joselu not good enough. 8-9 good efforts, 2 far superior. #NUFC
— The Exiled Geordies (@NUFC_Podcast) October 31, 2017
Howay, where’s the Perez Defence League tonight? The kid isn’t good enough #nufc
— Clem Fandango (@youngin_uk) October 31, 2017
Not sure what Rafa sees in Perez. He’s slow, weak and consistently dreadful. He was diabolical a week ago and not much better tonight #nufc
— Chris Greener (@gflex27) October 30, 2017
I just want to forget that match ever occurred. Sick of banging the Perez drum but he’s truly awful, same with Diame. Changes needed. #NUFC
— Phil Williams (@Phil_W90) October 30, 2017
Yes were in a good position but surely we can want to improve. Ayoze Perez needs a good word with himself. He has been horrendous #nufc
— Iain Deighton (@Iain_Deighton) October 30, 2017