Very interesting Newcastle v Brighton player ratings results from fans
The Newcastle v Brighton player ratings as voted by United fans.
Newcastle’s made it four wins in a row and three clean sheets on the bounce.
…but what did the Newcastle fans make of each player on the pitch?
Your man of the match, scorer of a blinding free-kick, and all round far better performance driving United forward, Jonjo Shelvey tops the ratings with 8.1 out of 10 in our interactive player ratings.
Next up and barely separated were centre-backs Jamaal Lascelles (7.8) and Chancel Mbemba (7.7) – personally I thought Mbemba was top defender especially when Brighton (see what their fans had to say about the match HERE) were pushing early on, though maybe Lascelles’ excellent goal helped him shade that particular contest.
Next up was Mohamed Diame (7.5) who was excellent, in my opinion, his mobility and willingness to carry the ball made up a lot for the fact that United were missing main strikers Mitrovic and Gayle.
Five other first eleven players scored 7.0 or better as they were rated as putting in better than average displays.
Anita (7.2), Hayden (7.3) and Ritchie (7.2) included in that group but two others who showed that Newcastle fans will always recognise when players show improvement.
Matz Sels (7.2) pulling off one brilliant late save and looking much more confident on crosses, whilst Yoan Gouffran (7.3) was very good and who knows what score he would have achieved if that long-range blockbuster had ben a few inches lower, instead of thudding off the bar.
However, two players were rated as below par.
In the first half especially, Paul Dummett (6.5) was given the run around at times by the likes of Anthony Knockaert, whilst Ayoze Perez (6.3) did battle away but unfortunately looked pretty feeble against the likes of Lewis Dunk – leaving it understandable maybe as to why Rafa Benitez has felt the need to sign Daryl Murphy to bulk up his forward options.
Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 7pm on Sunday.
If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Brighton 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.
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