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Results of fan Newcastle v Aston Villa player ratings – Two Good Two Bad

5 years ago

The Newcastle v Aston Villa player ratings as voted by United fans.

A game of two halves, or maybe more a case of a game of the first hour and last half hour, as Newcastle totally dominated only to then let it slip late on.

So what did the Newcastle fans make of each player on the pitch?

Top marks (7.5) were given to DeAndre Yedlin, who gave much needed extra pace to Newcastle’s game, very good defensively and excellent going forward – making the goal for Newcastle as Elphick put into his own net from the American’s superb cross.

A very credible second was Ciaran Clark (6.9), returning to his old club Clark gave an excellent display as he was given the predictable abuse.

Speaking of abuse, one story after the game was that Matz Sels had taken down his Twitter account after over the top abuse from alleged Newcastle fans. Sels gets rock bottom marks (3.4) here and could maybe have done better with the equaliser, though it is his struggles to deal with high balls into the box throughout the game that mainly leaves supporters seeing him as a weak link.

Not much higher (3.6) we have Mohamed Diame, minimal impact on the game and missed a couple of clear chances, one an absolute sitter.

Another guilty of that was Dwight Gayle (4.2), doing very well to catch Tommy Elphick in possession he had all the time in the world on a one on one but instead hit a poor effort straight at the keeper. Overall though, you have to say that playing as a lone striker doesn’t appear to really suit the former Palace forward.

Only two other players managed to get 6.0 or higher, with the main creative players getting some credit – Matt Ritchie (6.2) and Jonjo Shelvey (6.1).

The other four player were all just under 6.0 and no doubt all eleven players would have got higher marks if they hadn’t conceded that late goal.

Dummett (5.7), Lascelles (5.9), Gouffran (5.8) and Hayden (5.8) all putting in ok shifts but as a team letting themselves down by not finishing off the match and then capitulating late on.

Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 8am on Monday.

If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Aston Villa 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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