The results of the Newcastle v Hull player ratings.
Always interesting to see how thousands of Newcastle fans rate the players…and this time is no different.
So who were the (relative) winners and losers?
No doubt as to who Newcastle supporters blame most for the defeat, with Matz Sels scoring only 3.3. The Belgian keeper having very little to do apart from pick the ball out of the next, after his weak parry of a Hull shot allowed Snodgrass to score the equaliser, Sels going on to allow one of the penalties to go straight through him.
Next up was Dwight Gayle (4.4), the striker not having the best of nights and this was topped off with a penalty which clipped the crossbar on its journey into the crowd.
Matt Ritchie (4.7) also struggled to contribute much going forward, whilst Yoan Gouffran (5.3) was little better and took a horrendously soft penalty.
At the other end of the spectrum, the ultra-consistent Ciaran Clark (7.1) was yet again United’s best defender, and on this occasion, also Newcastle’s best overall player on the pitch.
Four other Newcastle players who started the game were given credible marks of 6.0 or over, with Jamaal Lascelles (6.6) next best, followed by Isaac Hayden (6.3), Jonjo Shelvey (6.3) and Vurnon Anita (6.2)
Completing the starting eleven, Mohamed Diame and Achraf Lazaar both scored a disappointing 5.7, the Moroccan at times looking the part but with little end product going forward – plus he could also have done better on the equaliser. Whilst Diame yet again faltered in that free role, though he did at least get on the scoresheet.
As for the subs, a mention for Christian Atsu (6.3) who got around 40 minutes on the pitch and gave a lively performance that could get him a start on Friday at Forest, plus of course he was the only one to look confident and score his penalty.
Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 2pm on Wednesday afternoon:
If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Hull 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.