Gary Lineker gives his verdict on Newcastle - warning: strong language!

The former Tottenham Hotspur striker was not impressed by Newcastle United's performance at Southampton.

Match of the Day host Gary Lineker was far from impressed by Newcastle United's performance at Southampton earlier today, when the Magpies left St Mary's with a 4-0 defeat.

Alan Pardew's men lost to the Saints by the same scoreline last season but failed to heed any lessons from that day as Ronald Koeman's side ran riot on Saturday afternoon.

Fans have since taken to Twitter to pile the pressure on Pardew, with many expecting the 53-year-old to be sacked soon.

And Lineker, without commenting on Pardew's situation, feels Newcastle were 'embarassing' as they trudged to their second defeat of the season. The former Spurs man did not mince his words.

The Magpies are yet to find a win so far this term, having managed just two draws and two defeats.

But Pardew's men had yet to capitulate to such a degree until their trip to the South coast. Newcastle fans had previously expressed their dismay at the 53-year-old's reign at St James' Park and it remains to be seen whether it will last beyond this weekend.

Hull City travel to Tyneside next week, where a similarly 'embarrassing' performance will not be welcomed by a dedicated home crowd.

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