The results of the Newcastle v Huddersfield player ratings by fans.
Doesn’t make the greatest reading with supporters making it obvious where they see the biggest challenges.
The two lowest were Newcastle’s attacking ‘threat’, Dwight Gayle (3.1) and Ayoze Perez (3.6). Neither played offered anything yesterday and whether Gayle is not fully fit or has ‘confidence’ issues still, neither he nor Perez gave fans any hope of goals against Huddersfield.
As for the relative positives, Chancel Mbemba gets top marks (6.4) after a decent shift out of position at left-back.
Only three other starters got better than a lowly 5.0, with Ciaran Clark (5.9) next best, leading at the back by example as always.
Then we had Matt Ritchie (5.7) offering whatever threat Newcastle did possess, whilst Merino (5.4) did ok on his first start but was at fault for the goal.
The other five were all poor to greater or lesser degrees, from Manquillo (4.4) through Atsu (4.7), Hayden (4.6, Elliot (4.8), up to Lascelles with 5.0.
As for the subs, Joselu (5.4) at least impressed with his running/enthusiam and Murphy (5.2) showed promise in his cameo, but Mohamed Diame (2.6) was hopeless – his highlight being a pass to the referee when under no pressure.
Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 12.30 on Monday lunchtime:
If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Huddersfield 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:
Huddersfield 1 Newcastle 0
Huddersfield: Aaron Mooy 50
Possession was Huddersfield 53% Newcastle 47%
Total shots were Huddersfield 7 Newcastle 13
Shots on target were Huddersfield 3 Newcastle 5
Corners were Huddersfield 7 Newcastle 3
Elliot, Manquillo, Clark, Lascelles, Mbemba, Ritchie, Hayden (Diame 76), Merino, Atsu, Perez (Murphy 80), Gayle (Joselu 52)
Darlow, Aarons, Saivet, Mitrovic
Referee: Craig Pawson
(Read what Rafa Benitez had to say after the game here)
(Graeme Souness slaughtered one Newcastle player for the defeat, read here)
(To view and to add your marks to our Newcastle v Huddersfield interactive ratings go here)
(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the match, read it here)
(Read Alan Shearer’s reaction after the final whistle here)
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