Newcastle fans slam Mohamed Diame's display

Mohamed Diame of Newcastle United (10)  runs with the ball during the Premier League Match between Southampton FC and Newcastle United at St.Mary's Stadium on October 27, 2018, in...

Newcastle United drew 0-0 at Southampton on Saturday afternoon.

Mohamed Diame of Newcastle United (10)  runs with the ball during the Premier League Match between Southampton FC and Newcastle United at St.Mary's Stadium on October 27, 2018, in...

Newcastle United remain without a win this season in all competitions as they could only draw 0-0 away at Southampton on Saturday afternoon.

The Magpies went to the South Coast having lost 1-0 at home to Brighton and Hove Albion last weekend, with Rafael Benitez still searching for that morale-boosting victory.

Southampton dominated the game and their chances to win the game, but couldn't break Newcastle open, and the Magpies didn't really threaten at the other end enough to say they deserved to win.

In truth, Southampton missing chance after chance whilst Newcastle offer little going forward is a perfect summation of where both teams are right now, and the two sides had to settle for a point.

Newcastle will at least be pleased with a clean sheet, but they sit 19th in the Premier League table, having claimed just three points so far in a disappointing campaign.

Fans are calling for changes, and one man who was slammed for his performance against the Saints was midfielder Mohamed Diame, who partnered Jonjo Shelvey in the engine room.

Mario Lemina(R) of Southampton and Mohamed Diame of Newcastle during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Newcastle United at St Mary's Stadium on October 27, 2018 in...

Fans took to Twitter to slam Diame, suggesting that he is 'back to his old self' after a purple patch earlier this year, adding that he was absolutely lost in the middle of the park.

Some want Ki Sung-yueng to replace him in midfield, and one fan even suggested offering Diame to Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy for £40million after he oversaw signing Moussa Sissoko from Spurs in 2016.

Newcastle United fans protest outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion at St. James Park on October 20, 2018 in Newcastle...

Have something to tell us about this article?

Register for NEWCASTLE UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch