Alan Shearer clearly couldn’t believe what he was watching as Newcastle made it seven defeats in a row with a feeble collapse against Swansea.

It was particularly embarrassing considering the visitors had gifted the opening goal to Ayoze Perez, thanks to a woeful defensive error.

Shearer though slammed the Newcastle players and pointed particularly to the third goal when Swansea wlatzed through the whole United team in a move that started in their own half.

The United legend said he felt a bit sorry for John Carver because it was clear he loved the football club, unlike some of his players.

Alan Shearer talking on Match of The Day on Saturday night:

“Before anyone moans, Swansea were the better team, they deserved to win and they scored some very good goals. Let’s get that out of the way first of all.

“But…Newcastle, the third goal they conceded just summed them up. There was a lack of heart, a lack of passion, no pressure on the ball.”

That embarrassing third goal:

“They lose a tackle, (Dyer) got time to turn and take a touch, Riviere goes in half-heartedly, Colback goes (to close) and gets picked off, Anita comes in and doesn’t win a tackle, if you can’t win it then perhaps foul him.

“Look at the lack of reaction from the three midfelders; walking back Gutierrez, jogging back Colback and Riviere. That ball should never then come into the box and it is a simple tap in for Jack Cork.


“I feel a bit sorry for John Carver because he is from the area and he loves this football club, it’s just a shame some of his players don’t love the football club as much as he does.

“They’re in a mess, they’re in trouble.”