The results of the Newcastle v Sheffield Wednesday player ratings by fans.
A bit like the game itself from Newcastle’s point of view, they aren’t pretty.
Man of the match (for Newcastle anyway) was Jonjo Shelvey (7.6), who tried single-handedly to get a result at Hillsborough.
Despite next to no/little help from the rest of the midfield and attack, he score d a consolation goal and saw an outrageous shot from his own half come back off the bar.
A distant second place was Karl Darlow (6.1). Could do nothing with the two goals as the defence was shocking in front of him, probably deserved a better mark as he made two or three superb saves to keep the scores level early on.
Despite not really being able to influence the game, Matt Ritchie (5.4) was third highest as he at least put in the effort and was also possibly hampered after that shocking Barry Bannan challenge on him.
As to who put in the worst performance, fans were left spoilt for choice.
The totally ineffective Ayoze Perez (2.8) just edged out the equally hopeless Mohammed Diame (2.9).
Of the others to get under 4.0 were centre-backs Lascelles (3.1) and Mbemba (3.8), as the absence of Ciaran Clark is felt so badly when the opposition actually try to attack us.
Elsewhere, Gouffran (3.2) was totally anonymous, whilst Paul Dummett (3.7) was also a weakness on that left hand side. Dwight Gayle (3.4) last ed only 27 minutes but had little impact in that time.
Vurnon Anita (4.1) completes a sorry picture, whilst on for over an hour, Daryl Murphy (4.5) dd a little better than most of his teammates.
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 Sheffield Wednesday 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:
Sheffield Wednesday 2 Newcastle 1
Sheffield Wednesday: Lees 59 Fletcher 68
Newcastle: Shelvey 88
Possession was Sheff Wed 48% Newcastle 52%
Total shots were Sheff Wed 11 Newcastle 16
Shots on target were Sheff Wed 3 Newcastle 8
Corners were Sheff Wed 3 Newcastle 4
Referee: Stuart Attwell
Darlow, Anita, Lascelles, Mbemba, Dummett, Ritchie (Mitrovic 78), Shelvey, Diame (Atsu 72), Gouffran, Gayle (Murphy 29), Perez
Elliot, Gamez, Haidara, Ameobi
Crowd: 28,883 (Newcastle 3,100)
(To read the instant NUFC fan/writer views go HERE)