Newcastle fans react on Twitter to Vurnon Anita's performance against Southampton

St James Park

Newcastle United and Southampton went head-to-head this weekend.

Newcastle United’s season went from bad to worse on Saturday when they lost 3-1 to Southampton at St Mary’s.

The Magpies headed into the clash knowing three points were vital but ended with their Premier League future looking increasingly unlikely with the Saints running riot.

First-half goals from Shane Long and Graziano Pelle were followed by a Victor Wanyama strike 10 minutes into the second period, ensuring Andros Townsend’s 65th-minute effort was nothing more than a consolation.

The result means Newcastle are six points below the safety line with just six matches remaining, and if they continue to play like this recently appointed manager Rafa Benitez will not be able to stop the rot in time.

The vast majority of Newcastle players came in for criticism after the final whistle, one of whom was midfielder Vurnon Anita.

The 27-year-old has been a regular for Newcastle this season, much to the bemusement of many Magpies fans who feel he does not do enough to warrant his place.

Others are less scathing and after the match we took to Twitter to see what fans thought of Anita’s latest performance, with a selection found below:

Register for NEWCASTLE UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch