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Kenedy let Benitez down when Newcastle needed him most v Southampton

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Kenedy let Benitez down when Newcastle needed him most v Southampton

Newcastle United’s goalless draw away to Southampton on Saturday means they are without a win in their opening 10 Premier League games and are in a serious spot of bother.

The Magpies have picked up just three points all campaign and alarmingly managed just four league goals.

Rafael Benitez saw his side draw 0-0 on the road against Southampton and the manager’s big players let him down when he needed them most.

Kenedy is considered one of the most talented individuals for the North East club and he was nowhere to be seen against the Saints.


The Brazilian left-winger is a trickster that sparkled on loan at St James’ Park last season, but the Chelsea man is not enjoying the same success in this current loan spell.

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He struggled against Southampton to show the trickery that supporters know he’s capable of and has certainly looked a directness to his game.

The wide man has just one goal all season and Newcastle would have hoped he could be the catalyst to help them stay clear of a relegation fight this term.

He may be hoping to make the difference in upcoming games against Watford and Bournemouth, but his below par display against Southampton will have hardly inspired any confidence.

The pressure is firmly on manager Benitez to pick up results at Newcastle and should be looking around the dressing room to the likes of Kenedy.

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