Abysmal Newcastle dumped on yet again...
Southampton 2-0 Newcastle
Yet more woe for fans of Newcastle United as they have to endure another awful performance from statistically the worst team in the Premier League (on everything but points).
Their lack of ambition, fluidity and cohesiveness going forward only supposed by complete ineptitude and disorganisation at the back.
Goals from Adams (early in the first half) and Armstrong (late in the second) were scant reward for a team who were quicker, better organised and just 'better' in every department from start to finish. Newcastle can consider themselves extremely lucky that they did not come away from this one with a far heavier beating. Had Danny Ings been fit, it almost certainly would have been the case.
And to top off an already dire display, both goals also came from individual mistakes. One each from Almiron and Sean Longstaff. Both caught hesitating on the ball.
'You have to be good with the ball' Steve Bruce said after the game. No way Steve, that's revolutionary thinking. Maybe working with a team to do something other than hoof the ball into their half with not a Newcastle player in sight might be something to work on then.
And to have the audacity to say the performances go 'up and down' in comparing this performance to that against Everton is a sham. We were poor against a Toffee's side who didn't turn up. We got lucky. This was just another level of incompetent.
Full match report to follow...