The results of the Newcastle v Sheffield Wednesday player ratings by fans.

A bit like the game itself from Newcastle’s point of view, they aren’t pretty.

Man of the match (for Newcastle anyway) was Jonjo Shelvey (7.6), who tried single-handedly to get a result at Hillsborough.

Despite next to no/little help from the rest of the midfield and attack, he score d a consolation goal and saw an outrageous shot from his own half come back off the bar.

A distant second place was Karl Darlow (6.1). Could do nothing with the two goals as the defence was shocking in front of him, probably deserved a better mark as he made two or three superb saves to keep the scores level early on.

Despite not really being able to influence the game, Matt Ritchie (5.4) was third highest as he at least put in the effort and was also possibly hampered after that shocking Barry Bannan challenge on him.

As to who put in the worst performance, fans were left spoilt for choice.

The totally ineffective Ayoze Perez (2.8) just edged out the equally hopeless Mohammed Diame (2.9).

Of the others to get under 4.0 were centre-backs Lascelles (3.1) and Mbemba (3.8), as the absence of Ciaran Clark is felt so badly when the opposition actually try to attack us.

Elsewhere, Gouffran (3.2) was totally anonymous, whilst Paul Dummett (3.7) was also a weakness on that left hand side. Dwight Gayle (3.4) last ed only 27 minutes but had little impact in that time.

Vurnon Anita (4.1) completes a sorry picture, whilst on for over an hour, Daryl Murphy (4.5) dd a little better than most of his teammates.

Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 12 noon on Saturday:

newcastle v sheffield wednesday player ratiings

If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Sheffield Wednesday 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:

Sheffield Wednesday 2 Newcastle 1 


Sheffield Wednesday: Lees 59 Fletcher 68

Newcastle: Shelvey 88

Possession was Sheff Wed 48% Newcastle 52%

Total shots were  Sheff Wed 11 Newcastle 16

Shots on target were Sheff Wed 3 Newcastle 8

Corners were  Sheff Wed 3 Newcastle 4

Referee: Stuart Attwell

Newcastle United:

Darlow, Anita, Lascelles, Mbemba, Dummett, Ritchie (Mitrovic 78), Shelvey, Diame (Atsu 72), Gouffran, Gayle (Murphy 29), Perez

Unused Subs:

Elliot, Gamez, Haidara, Ameobi

Crowd: 28,883 (Newcastle 3,100)

(To read the instant NUFC fan/writer views go HERE)

  • superalansuddick

    We have been carrying far to many passengers for far to long, and they have been well and truly found out. play the 2 big boys up front against Leeds forget this No 10 tripe and attack from the off.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      Problem is he wont it`ll be the same old 4-2-3-1

      • 1957

        And Diame and Lascelles will be the first names on the team sheet…

      • Guilttripjunkie

        Which is why teams have worked us out.

  • James Palmer

    Although you have got to hand it to Rafa for sticking with us and getting us to the brink of promotion but me and my mates all attenders home and away are worried about his tactics which never change no matter who we are playing or the personnel on the pitch there is no plan b. I am more worried about what happens when we get promoted.

    • Marveauxless

      Our tactics consist of “give it to Shelvey and hope for the best”

    • Damon Horner

      Best to assess the credentials of the Premier League in June at the earliest, we have a transfer window to change things and we will definitely need to change things so one quiet window and I will fully agree with you.

      Rafa has always been defence first though and it’s brought him mixed success but he has shown it can bring him amazing achievement. Personally I am going to enjoy the promotion regardless how it happens and back him and the players in the hope he can achieve, I don’t see a happy ending if the “Rafalution” fails.

    • Guilttripjunkie

      For ‘sticking’ with us he will earn at least £4m, nice work if you can get it!