Photos: Jonjo Shelvey and Ciaran Clark sum up Newcastle's 3-0 defeat to Watford

Jonjo Shelvey of Newcastle United reacts during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Watford at St. James Park on November 25, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Newcastle United lost 3-0 at home to Watford on Saturday afternoon.

Jonjo Shelvey of Newcastle United reacts during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Watford at St. James Park on November 25, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.Jonjo Shelvey of Newcastle United

Newcastle United's torrid form continued on Saturday afternoon as they were beaten 3-0 by Watford at St. James' Park.

The Magpies went into the game having lost to Burnley, Bournemouth and Manchester United, meaning Rafael Benitez was hoping to avoid a fourth straight defeat.

Ciaran Clark of Newcastle United reacts to Watford scoring a second goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Watford at St. James Park on November 25, 2017 in...Ciaran Clark of Newcastle United kicks the ball away in frustration

However, Newcastle were run ragged by the Hornets, with Will Hughes sweeping them into a first-half lead from Marvin Zeegelaar's cross.

Zeegelaar picked up another first half assist when his cross was turned into his own net by DeAndre Yedlin, and Andre Gray sealed a 3-0 win after the break, converting Richarlison's cross.

With four defeats in a row, the shine is coming off Newcastle's decent start to the season, and manager Benitez will be desperate for a fightback against West Brom on Tuesday night.

Robert Elliot and Aleksandar Mitrovic of Newcastle United show appreciation to the fans following during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Watford at St. James Park on...Robert Elliot and Aleksandar Mitrovic of Newcastle United look dejected at full time

Almost every Newcastle fan will be frustrated right now, and the same goes for the players as Ciaran Clark was seen hammering the ball away in frustration after a Watford goal on Saturday.

Midfielder Jonjo Shelvey showed his dejection (top) after struggling to make an impact in the middle of the park, whilst Rob Elliot and Aleksandar Mitrovic appeared dejected at the full time whistle as they applauded fans.

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