Aston Villa vs Newcastle Player Ratings – Independently Sourced
What were your Aston Villa vs Newcastle 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.
The match was average at best with the two keepers having few saves to make, little wonder that players at the back dominated the ratings with Mike Williamson picking up top rating for Newcastle despite his late sending off.
In fact United’s top four rated players were the back four, with Remy Cabella the highest of those in the front six positions.
The closeness of the game summed up by the overall team ratings for the match which gave Villa an average of 6.77 and Newcastle 6.76.
With Benteke missing for the home side and the likes of Cabella and De Jong still settling in for Newcastle, the ratings sum up the lack of real attacking quality shown on the day.
Subs: De Jong 6.4, Perez 6.3, Steven Taylor 6.1
Aston Villa: Guzan 7.6, Delph 7.6, Hutton 7.2, Vlaar 7.2, Westwood 7.1, Cissokho 6.9, Senderos 6.8, Richardson 6.8, Agbonlahor 6.3, Weimann 6.2, N’Zogbia 5.9 (Subs: Baker 6.3, Sanchez 6.2, Bent 6.0)
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