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Newcastle v QPR player ratings make clear where fans think weakest links were

5 years ago

The results of the Newcastle v QPR player ratings by fans.

A strange game as Newcastle got off to the perfect start before there was even 40 seconds on the clock, only to then slide into a performance lacking so much.

A better second half but poor defending at the end of both halves gifted two equalisers – but what did the Newcastle fans make of it?

By far the best players for Newcastle and behind anything decent going forward, were Jonjo Shelvey (6.8) and Matt Ritchie (6.4).

The pair of them getting the top marks from fans for their goals and for at least constantly trying to get the team going forward.

Karl Darlow (5.5) and Ciaran Clark (5.4) were as always, Newcastle’s best players at the back.

Saves from Darlow and Clark trying to hold the creaking defence together, the pair of them would have had marks similar to Ritchie and Shelvey if not for that out of character lack of communication which produced the last minute equaliser.

The only other players to score 5.0 or better were the as usual very busy DeAndre Yedlin (5.2) and Paul Dummett (5.3) who had a steady game, though neither can claim to have played particularly well.

At the other end of the ratings though, two players were picked out for their especially poor contributions.

Ayoze Perez (2.8) was rock bottom as he gave yet another abysmal showing, missing a series of chances.

Not far behind him was Jamaal Lascelles (3.1) who really struggled throughout the game and looks a shadow of the commanding player seen earlier in the season.

Those in between were Isaac Hayden (4.6) who produced the odd moment of quality, Yoan Gouffran (4.2) who was just as poor through the middle as on the wing, whilst Daryl Murphy (4.1) was totally isolated and starved of service.

Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 11am on Thursday:

If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v QPR 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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