Newcastle supporters were in good voice in the Transfer Tavern over the weekend after seeing their side deservedly take a point off Liverpool.
Rafa Benitez’s side were beaten 1-0 by Brighton last weekend to suffer a first defeat in the Premier League since August 20, but produced a much-improved display to hold Jurgen Klopp’s Reds at St James’ Park on Sunday.
Philippe Coutinho’s brilliant strike gave the visitors the lead after 29 minutes, but that lead lasted just seven minutes as a Jonjo Shelvey through ball too easily dissected the Liverpool backline, allowing Joselu to advance towards Simon Mignolet’s goal from which, albeit fortunately, he levelled proceedings.
Both teams had chances to nick the three points in the second half although had to settle for a share of the spoils, a result which moved Newcastle up to ninth, but saw Klopp’s Reds slip to seventh.
And although it was a fine performance from Benitez’s Magpies, there was one man who came in for much criticism on Twitter after the match, namely Ayoze Perez.
The Spaniard has started all seven of their Premier League games this season but has so far yet to score for the side, and was on the peripheries of the action for much of the 90 minutes on Sunday.
And several of our resident Magpies supporters took to Twitter to take aim at the 24-year-old following the encounter…
Perez such a weak no 10. Better of playing two up top. #nufc
— Lyratheflirt (@Lyratheflirt) October 1, 2017
Not getting Perez. Don’t see what he offers or contributes, we’ve only 10 men on the pitch. Imagine if Cole & Beardsley were up front #nufc
— Paul Kennedy (@PaulKennedy63) October 1, 2017
Perez needs dropped. Like playing with 10 men. Take a poimt there though like #Nufc
— Jon Lamberton (@Lambie_Ov_Hebn) October 1, 2017
Yedlin was brilliant today, massive question marks over Perez. Another 90mins of trotting around and pulling out of Challenges #NUFC
— Garwain (@Garwain) October 1, 2017
Very pleased with a point but I’ve simply had enough of Perez! #NUFC
— Paul (@TheToonReview) October 1, 2017
Happy with a draw, take that all day long. Seriously again though. Ayoze Perez, what a joke he is #NUFC
— Danny Bundock (@danbundock23) October 1, 2017
Totally agree with #nufc merit scores. De Yedlin.Outstanding today Perez is so obviously the teams weakest link. Rarely influences a game.
— oldramma (@ramsey_ian) October 1, 2017
— MilburnViews (@MilburnViews) October 1, 2017
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Gonna stick Perez in the same category as Bramble, Boumsong and Sammy Ameobi. Absolutely woeful and a complete waste of a shirt. #nufc
— Chris Lowres (@chrislowres92) October 1, 2017
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