The results of the Newcastle v Bristol City player ratings by fans.
As usual Ciaran Clark (7.4) was rated Newcastle’s best defender after Saturday but this time he was seen as pretty much NUFC’s only defender.
Rated man of the match as well by fans, Clark saw those around him have a stinker at the back (plus the centre-back came up with the vital equaliser), after playing so well against Aston Villa.
Lascelles (4.3) and Dummett (4.6) were poor and at fault at least in part for the two goals, whilst Yedlin (5.7) was little better at the back but at least his energy and forward running helped Newcastle to a degree at the other end.
Rated absolute lowest at the back though was Karl Darlow (3.7), who had a day to forget. Improving in the second half but at fault for the second goal and could have given away another when showing bad judgement once again when charging out to try and clear a situation.
However, despite those failings at the back, it shows how bad things were at the other end for Newcastle’s front pair to get even lower marks.
Aleksandar Mitrovic (3.5) was terrible but Ayoze Perez (3.3) judged even worse, much better needed from the pair of them.
Jack Colback (3.8) was deemed to have had another really bad day at the office and you wonder what Rafa Benitez might do in the middle of the pitch for the Brighton game, as Hayden is proving a big miss.
Jonjo Shelvey (6.8) did everything he could in that second-half to drive Newcastle forward and helped force the two goals, he can’t do it alone though.
Next best were the two wingers, Ritchie (6.6) his usual busy self but the final ball lacking, whilst Christian Atsu (6.7) was beating his man regularly but also finding the end product harder to come by. However, in defence of the pair of them, when the two strikers show such a lack of desire to get on the end of balls into the box and fail to make themselves available, it makes everybody else’s job impossible at times.
Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 8am on Monday:
If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Bristol City 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.
Stats from BBC Sport:
Newcastle 2 Bristol City 2
Newcastle: Smith OG 59, Clark 82
Bristol City: Wilbraham 11, Cotterill 21
Possession was Bristol City 36% Newcastle 64%
Total shots were Bristol City 9 Newcastle 21
Shots on target were Bristol City 5 Newcastle 5
Corners were Bristol City 4 Newcastle 13
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
Darlow, Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie, Colback (Diame 58), Shelvey, Atsu, Perez (Gouffran 79), Mitrovic
Elliot, Hanley, Gamez, Murphy, Anita
(To read the instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the game go HERE)
(Bristol City boss Lee Johnson gets a little bit carried away with his team’s Brazil-like football, read what he said HERE)