The results of the Newcastle v Nottingham Forest player ratings.
Always interesting to see how thousands of Newcastle fans rate the players…and especially in such an ‘eventful’ game.
Maybe he could have done better on the equaliser but when you are down to nine men, you do have to make more difficult choices at times. Nevertheless, Karl Darlow (9.1) was easily man of the match with two stand out penalty saves.
Yet again Newcastle’s best defender, Ciaran Clark (8.6) was outstanding, excellent at the back and cheated out of a goal and penalty at the other end.
Next up with a 8.3 rating is Isaac Hayden, giving a very good but disciplined(!) performance in the middle of the pitch.
At a one man and then two, disadvantage, DeAndre Yedlin (8.0) was at his very best in trying to fill the gaps – excellent.
However, on the more negative side we have two stand out players.
Jonjo Shelvey (4.8) predictably is marked down for the lack of discipline that contributed to his red card – but at the very bottom of the pile is Ayoze Perez (4.7). I really struggle to see what he contributes in 90% of matches.
Paul Dummett (5.8) and Dwight Gayle (6.2) were next lowest, the left-back once again the weakest link in defence, whilst Gayle received minimal service, even before the red cards.
Players seen to be putting in very credible displays were Lascelles (7.6) and (half-time sub) Vurnon Anita (7.1) at the back.
Whilst Matt Ritchie (7.7) and Yoan Gouffran (7.2) put in energetic performances in the midfield when outnumbered for the last hour.
Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 12 noon on Saturday:
If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Nottingham Forest 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.