Newcastle United’s performance against Leicester City left Alan Shearer frustrated, and he was quite critical of the players on the Match of the Day show on BBC One on Saturday evening.
“Words that I can use (to describe Newcastle's performance are): woeful, embarrassing, hopeless, inept,” said the former Newcastle striker.
“There was just a lack of effort, passion, commitment. You can put in a poor performance, but you cannot accept a lack of effort like the Newcastle players did.”
Newcastle headed into the Premier League game against Leicester at St. James’ Park with confidence, but they ended up losing it 3-0.
Jamie Vardy put the visiting Foxes in the lead on the stroke of half time, and Leonardo Ulloa and Shinji Okazaki added the second and the third goals in the 62nd and the 83rd minute respectively.
Over the course of the 90 minutes at St. James’ Park, Newcastle had 54% of the possession, took nine shots of which just one was on target, and earned four corners.
Claudio Ranieri’s side had 46% of the possession, took 18 shots of which seven were on target, and earned nine corners.
Newcastle are 17th in the Premier League table at the moment with just 10 points from 13 matches, only a point above the relegation zone.