Newcastle supporters watched as their team threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday - and they vented their frustrations at one man in particular after the game.

Newcastle seemed to be in a commanding position with 10 minutes of the game left to play, but choked to allow Adam Smith and Dan Gosling to score to forefit two much-needed points.


Perhaps a big reason for Newcastle's failure to close the game out was down to Ayoze Perez's lacklustre finishing. The Spaniard squandered a number of good chances and was sloppy in possession on the day, and the forward infuriated his own fans on Twitter.

Opinions ranged from him being too one-footed, to not having Premier League quality to him being 'an absolute liability'. One even claimed he only plays 'because he is Spanish'.

Perez has appeared 26 times for the Magpies this season, scoring four goals and contributing two assists, and he appears to be very much in favour with compatriot manager Rafa Benitez.

Perez will have to step it up from here on in if he is to keep the passionate Geordies off his back - the club are in the thick of a relegation battle and need first-teamers to be on their games as the business end of the season draws closer, and any player not performing will surely know about it from the stands.