What were your Newcastle v Hull player ratings?
Interesting to get an outside perspective and the industry leader for an independent viewpoint is the whoscored rating system (used by numerous sections of the football industry; including media, bookmakers and clubs themselves).
Over 200 raw statistics are used to calculate the player ratings and are weighted according to influence in the game – taking into account the area of the pitch and its outcome for each important event.
So how did the United players come out of Saturday’s match?
These are the WhoScored ratings (out of 10) against Hull and Newcastle’s dominance over the home side is summed up by the fact that Hull’s top rated player was rated at 7.5 (Tom Huddlestone) but Newcastle had seven players rated higher.
No prizes for guessing where Hull’s biggest weakness was, their two centre-backs got the lowest ratings of all the players on the pitch – Figueroa 5.0 and Bruce Junior 5.9.
While despite making a few very good saves, including a stunning double save just before our first goal, Tim Krul gets Newcastle’s lowest rating largely due to the shocker of a goal he let in. Which could have led to a totally different result if United hadn’t quickly made it 3-1 with the