Thanks to our man on the spot Jonathan Drape-Comyn at Carrow Road, for the match ratings from Norwich 2 Newcastle 2.
Darlow 5 – Obviously a huge clanger which cost us the second goal but he’s saved us more than a few times this season, so he’s earned this mistake in my opinion.
Yedlin 7 – Newcastle’s biggest attacking threat, defending still leaves a lot to be desired but a solid game.
Clark 9 – Mr.Consistent, another game at the back where he was sweeping up everything with his feet and his head.
Lascelles 3 – Would have been a one if it it wasn’t for the equaliser – aside from that great finish it was as bad as it gets for him.
Dummett 7 –
Shelvey 9 – Still Newcastle’s best player by a million miles.
Colback 3 – Another poor performance, doesn’t seem to be adding anything at all to the team at the moment.
Gouffran 6 – Rafa seems to like him but I still don’t see what he contributes to the team, except balance at times.
Ritchie 6 – Always know what you’re going to get from him, didn’t have the best of games last night though.
Perez 7 – A goal and an assist, looked a threat when he did get on the ball. Could have been the hero at the end.
Mitrovic 5 – Did nothing except miss four huge chances. Spent the rest of the game either on the ground or flinging his arms around blaming his teammates.
Diame 6 – I would prefer him in the centre of the pitch to Colback.
Gayle – N/A (Not on long enough)
Atsu – N/A (Not on long enough)
Fans – A big fat 10 – Considering Brighton is sold out in 2 weeks time, a full away end at Norwich is nothing short of brilliant… although there’s a probably a lot of single men out there!
Stats from BBC Sport:
Norwich 2 Newcastle 2
Newcastle: Perez 1, Lascelles 81
Norwich: Murphy 12, Jerome 17
Possession was Norwich 37% Newcastle 63%
Total shots were Norwich 8 Newcastle 20
Shots on target were Norwich 3 Newcastle 8
Corners were Norwich 2 Newcastle 6
Referee: Andy Madley
Darlow, Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie (Atsu 70), Colback (Diame 54), Shelvey, Gouffran, Perez, Mitrovic (Gayle 76)
Elliot, Hanley, Gamez, Hayden
(To read the instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the Norwich match go HERE)
(To view the interactive Newcastle v Norwich player ratings and to add your own go HERE)
(To read what Rafa had to say after the match go HERE)
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