Fans take no prisoners with these Newcastle v Fulham player ratings
The results of the Newcastle v Fulham player ratings by fans.
It probably sums it up that the player with by far the highest rating from fans, only arrived from the subs bench for the last half hour.
Daryl Murphy (6.7) looking a class above the others supposedly trying to score and create goals.
Of those who started, Ciaran Clark (5.0) and Karl Darlow (4.2) were seen as being the players least at fault, the midfielders and full-backs giving them little or no protection/help.
Another substitute in Jesus Gamez (4.9) was actually the recipient of the third highest rating.
As for the other nine starters, it was a tale of woe.
Four players rated below 3.0, with the worst of the lot being Mohamed Diame (1.9).
Not any/much better were Jack Colback (2.5) who was shocking in midfield, whilst Vurnon Anita (2.4) was taken apart by 16 year old Ryan Sessegnon.
Captain Jamaal Lascelles (2.7) once again had a game to forget and on top of his own failings, completely failed to inspire those around him.
Of the five other players who registered over 3.0, Matt Ritchie (3.7) was the best of a bad bunch – some decent work rate but zero inspiration.
Christian Atsu (3.2), Jonjo Shelvey (3.1) and Paul Dummett (3.1) also having a game to forget.
A big improvement across the board needed, if Newcastle are to get back on track.
Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 8am on Monday:
If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Fulham 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.
Stats from BBC Sport:
Newcastle 1 Fulham 3
Newcastle: Murphy 76
Fulham: Cairney 15, Sessegnon 51, 59
Possession was Fulham 62% Newcastle 38%
Total shots were Fulham 11 Newcastle 11
Shots on target were Fulham 4 Newcastle 4
Corners were Fulham 7 Newcastle 5
Referee: James Linington
Darlow, Anita, Lascelles, Clark (Gamez 64), Dummett, Colback, Ritchie, Shelvey, Atsu, Diame (Murphy 61), Gayle (Gouffran 74)
Elliot, Hanley, Perez, Mitrovic
To read the instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the defeat go HERE.
The Fulham boss quizzed on whether Newcastle will still get promotion – Read HERE.
Read what Paul Merson had to say about the game HERE.
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