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

When you are going for promotion and only four games to go, the last thing you need/want is to be getting your worst performances/player ratings of the season.

The ‘best’ rating honour goes to Daryl Murphy (5.0), battled away with little help and got Newcastle’s sole goal, you couldn’t help but feel sorry for him on his return to Portman Road.

We then had five other players getting 4.0 or better, with another five below that line.

Paul Dummett (4.9) being next best, with Christian Atsu (4.1) completing a left hand side that possibly for once looked more threatening than the right side, though that wasn’t saying much.

Centre midfield saw Isaac Hayden (4.8) and Jonjo Shelvey (4.6) endeavour to get the team going but there was a spark missing. Matt Ritchie (4.4) the only other one to score above the 4.0 line.

As for the bottom of the pile, the competition was fierce.

Mohamed Diame (2.2) contributed absolutely nothing, whilst four members of the back five also let the side down.

Captain Jamaal Lascelles (2.3) was shocking again and Chancel Mbemba must be wondering what he did wrong against Leeds. Whilst centre of defence partner Grant Hanley (3.4) was little better, as a poor Ipswich side took advantage.

DeAndre Yedlin (3.1) appeared to be trying too hard on his return to the starting eleven and made some bad choices, whilst Karl Darlow (3.6) had one of these occasional games where his concentration looks to go askew – his poor kick leading to the killer second goal.

All in all, a day that neither players nor fans will want to dwell on too much.

Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 7.30am on Thursday

newcastle v ipswich player ratings

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

Ipswich 3 Newcastle 1


Newcastle: Murphy 62

Ipswich: Sears 42, McGoldrick 69, Huws 90+3

Possession was Ipswich 45% Newcastle 55%

Total shots were  Ipswich 9 Newcastle 12

Shots on target were Ipswich  3 Newcastle 4

Corners were  Ipswich 2 Newcastle 7

Referee: Tim Robinson

Newcastle United:

Darlow, Yedlin (Gamez 78), Lascelles, Hanley, Dummett, Ritchie (Mitrovic 82),  Hayden (Gouffran 61), Shelvey, Atsu, Diame, Murphy

Unused Subs:

Elliot, Perez, Mbemba, Colback

Crowd: 25,684 (Newcastle 2,000)

(Ipswich 3 Newcastle 1 – Latest example of Fergie Time disaster)

(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the Ipswich defeat go HERE)

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  • Geordiegiants

    As a post on here has said, Rafa is not ammune to criticism, and neither are his tactics, but what is the point in keep dragging it up?
    He has made a mistake, he needs support from the fans, he needs to know he can make mistakes and move on, so do the players. I was speaking to a friend of mine that knows Dummett well, he said that the players are that scared of making mistakes, nobody wants the ball when we play at home. It all needs to change we are supposed to be fans(fanatics)/supporters. Not a bunch of critics. Negative posts like this are the reason the fans are like they are. Come on people let’s just get behind Rafa and the boys, this is the best chance we will have under the pie man.

    • Rich Lawson

      Spot on Geordie,I hope to God Clark and Gayle are both in the starting line up and we can get an early goal (but not sit back on it for a change) and get this finished.

    • Soldier

      do you keep repeating the same mistake time & again, i bet you don`t.
      the flak he gets is deserved

      • Geordiegiants

        The league table suggest to me that he doesn’t keep making the same mistakes over and over. He takes calculated risks like most people in life, sometimes they pay off, sometimes they dont.

    • Damon Horner

      Because we’re customers not fans. Faultless entertainment please(!)

  • Soldier

    Time & time again it`s the usual suspects with the lowest marks yet they still retain their place in the team
    the lads played well on Good Friday yet on Monday Rafa decimated the team

    • Geordiegiants

      Funny that because before you posted, (then edited it out) that he always picks the same team. Have an opinion but don’t keep changing it to suite the post.

  • Cuh736

    Did no one noticed Anita limping during the game? And Mbemba in his two games did little to prove he is great. Meanwhile, Ritchie, Nitro and Perez ran out their lives against Leeds on Saturday night. A Monday afternoon break was not out of order.

    I was not surprised at the changes to the squad at all. It didn’t work, and that is not the manager’s fault

  • Cuh736

    I mean not rotating then losing 3-1 would have been dumb. That is what Alan Pardew and the like would do