Newcastle United drew 0-0 at Southampton on Saturday afternoon.
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.
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.
I feel sorry for Diame, I still have fa th that he’s a good player but last month he’s looked nackered. #NUFC
— Gromit (@DubravkaDiving) October 28, 2018
There wasn’t many players worse then mo diame today! Back to his old self #NUFC
— Ginola’s left foot (@Ldntoon) October 27, 2018
Thought Muto did okay. Fernandez looked solid.
The rest… good grief. If Mo Diamé was any slower he’d be going backwards. #NUFC
— Nathan Hildred (@hills90) October 27, 2018
Can someone give Daniel Levy a call and flog him Diame for £40 million…#NUFC
— Lil’Shaq (@shaqlockholmes) October 27, 2018
Ki > Diame #NUFC
— Skinner (@Skinnerr1579) October 27, 2018
— Great White FC (@GreatWhiteFC1) October 27, 2018
Seriously does Rafa Benitez watch Diame? He is an absolute disgrace this season. Why has he come off the boil so much and how does he retain a position in the starting line up? Are we so bereft of midfield talent that he is all we have? #NUFC
— Craig Rouse (@NUFCJunkie) October 27, 2018
Not Good enough Diame #nufc
— Andreas Martins (@amth0) October 27, 2018
— Toon Army India (@ToonArmyIndia) October 27, 2018
Really wouldn’t be opposed to leaving Diame in Southampton.
— Adam. (@AdamNUFC_) October 27, 2018