'Terrifies me', 'Shocking' - Newcastle fans rage over stalwart's performance v Southampton

By Russell Edge

Newcastle United fans took to social media to vent their anger at the performance of goalkeeper Rob Elliot after his performance in the 2-2 draw with Southampton on Sunday.

The 30-year-old has been a crucial member of the Magpies’ squad this season, starting every one of their eight league matches, and although he has been one of their top performers, the Republic of Ireland international was below par against the Saints.

The stalwart at the back failed to show the same confidence he has in recent weeks, missing critical punches and being slow to react as Southampton twice came from behind to snatch a point.

Newcastle fans turned to Twitter to blast their number one, with many questioning his composure and shot stopping abilities.

Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:

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Elliot, who is the longest serving player at the club, was beaten by a double from Manolo Gabbiadini, one from the penalty spot, after Isaac Hayden and Ayoze Perez had given the Magpies the lead.

The point means that Newcastle remain ninth on 11 points, two points ahead of Southampton, who move into tenth, and two points behind four sides, including Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea.

Their next match sees them host basement club Crystal Palace, who picked up their first win of the season against Chelsea on Saturday, at St James’ Park.

In other Newcastle United news, Football Insider has analysed three things learned about the Magpies in their draw with the Saints.

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