The results of the Newcastle v Ipswich player ratings by fans.
When you are going for promotion and only four games to go, the last thing you need/want is to be getting your worst performances/player ratings of the season.
The ‘best’ rating honour goes to Daryl Murphy (5.0), battled away with little help and got Newcastle’s sole goal, you couldn’t help but feel sorry for him on his return to Portman Road.
We then had five other players getting 4.0 or better, with another five below that line.
Paul Dummett (4.9) being next best, with Christian Atsu (4.1) completing a left hand side that possibly for once looked more threatening than the right side, though that wasn’t saying much.
Centre midfield saw Isaac Hayden (4.8) and Jonjo Shelvey (4.6) endeavour to get the team going but there was a spark missing. Matt Ritchie (4.4) the only other one to score above the 4.0 line.
As for the bottom of the pile, the competition was fierce.
Mohamed Diame (2.2) contributed absolutely nothing, whilst four members of the back five also let the side down.
Captain Jamaal Lascelles (2.3) was shocking again and Chancel Mbemba must be wondering what he did wrong against Leeds. Whilst centre of defence partner Grant Hanley (3.4) was little better, as a poor Ipswich side took advantage.
DeAndre Yedlin (3.1) appeared to be trying too hard on his return to the starting eleven and made some bad choices, whilst Karl Darlow (3.6) had one of these occasional games where his concentration looks to go askew – his poor kick leading to the killer second goal.
All in all, a day that neither players nor fans will want to dwell on too much.
Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 7.30am on Thursday
If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Ipswich 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:
Ipswich 3 Newcastle 1
Newcastle: Murphy 62
Ipswich: Sears 42, McGoldrick 69, Huws 90+3
Possession was Ipswich 45% Newcastle 55%
Total shots were Ipswich 9 Newcastle 12
Shots on target were Ipswich 3 Newcastle 4
Corners were Ipswich 2 Newcastle 7
Referee: Tim Robinson
Darlow, Yedlin (Gamez 78), Lascelles, Hanley, Dummett, Ritchie (Mitrovic 82), Hayden (Gouffran 61), Shelvey, Atsu, Diame, Murphy
Elliot, Perez, Mbemba, Colback
Crowd: 25,684 (Newcastle 2,000)
(Ipswich 3 Newcastle 1 – Latest example of Fergie Time disaster)
(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the Ipswich defeat go HERE)
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