The results of the Newcastle v Rotherham player ratings.

Newcastle coming through a right battle for three points against a Rotherham team who played well above what you’d expect from a team that was rock bottom.

So what did the Newcastle fans make of each player on the pitch?

Undoubtedly the star of the show, Christian Atsu (7.8) takes top marks, scoring the winning goal (watch it HERE) and being pretty much Newcastle’s only attacking outlet throughout the game.

Four other players rated 6.9 or better as the main supporting cast for Atsu’s man of the match display.

Jonjo Shelvey (7.1) yet again pulling the strings with his excellent range of passes but as United increasingly came under pressure, his influence diminished.

The other three to be more highly rated than the rest, were Karl Darlow (6.9) and his centre backs – Ciaran Clark (7.4) and Jamaal Lascelles (7.0).

Darlow probably a bit unlucky not to get a higher rating as he kept a clean sheet and stood up well to the high balls flying into the box.

Recent games have seen Ciaran Clark looking Newcastle’s most in-form central defender and that continued at Rotherham, as well as defending well he is looking ever more confident in possession.

As for the players who were seen to struggle, five of them rated at 6.1 or lower.

Mohamed Diame (5.0) gave yet another completely anonymous display to increasingly frustrate fans, whilst Paul Dummett (5.6) was poor to average in defence and added nothing when it came to going forward.

Dwight Gayle (5.9) faced yet another thankless task as the lone striker, especially with so little support from Diame, whilst Colback (6.0) and Anita (6.1) did the basics but no more.

With Newcastle under pressure for long periods, the work rate of Yoan Gouffran (6.4) saw him rated somewhere in between those who impressed and those who struggled to impose themselves.

Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 1pm on Sunday.

newcastle v rotherham player ratings

If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Rotherham player ratings, go HERE and you can still input your own marks out of 10 for each player, then check back later to see whether the overall interactive ratings have changed for the team as more fans vote.

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