The results of the Newcastle v West Ham player ratings by fans.
A 3-0 commanding win over a West Ham side and fittingly, you have picked out three star players from Saturday’s win.
Rafa Benitez picked him out as an example to the rest of the team in terms of his workrate and commitment, Matt Ritchie (8.7) is your man of the match.
You then selected a supporting duo, with cool customer Mikel Merino (8.4) and the ever dependable Ciaran Clark (8.3) way ahead of the rest.
Whilst everybody played their part in the win to a greater or lesser extent, there were also three players marked down as weaker links in the chain.
Rob Elliot (6.4) had next to nothing to do but almost gifted the Hammers an equaliser, Cresswell’s long-range shot saw Elliot simply block it to the feet of Hernandez eight yards out and whilst his weak effort beat the keeper, the excellent Clark saved him by clearing off the line.
Ayoze Perez (6.5) had some moments but yet again we saw little to suggest he is good enough to play that pivotal number 10 role.
Whilst Manquillo (6.6) did ok going forward but in defence his positioning is at times shaky and doesn’t always look the most natural of defenders.
Jamaal Lascelles just managed to scratch a 7.0, as he did the basics, though surely Rafa must see Lejeune as his best option to partner Clark this season.
The other four starters were all seen as having given a similar amount by supporters, all putting in really good shifts.
Mbemba (7.4) stuck at it in the unfamiliar left-back position, up against Antonio who was the visitors’ best player. Personally, I would have Mbemba as my third choice centre-back ahead of Lascelles.
Isaac Hayden (7.4) was a real workhorse and helped to pressure the opponents non-stop.
Combining for the vital opening goal, Joselu and Atsu both scored 7.5, the pair of them playing a full part in the teamwork/workrate as well as looking to create/score the goals to win the game.
As for the subs, the other two weren’t on long enough, but Mitrovic managed to fit in an excellent goal, missed a great chance when hitting Joe Hart, as well as going out of his way to make contact/elbow Lanzini and risk the threat of a potential retrospective ban – the Newcastle fans awarding Mitro 7.1 for his 20 minutes work.
Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 8am on Monday morning:
If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v West Ham 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 3 West Ham 0
Newcastle: Joselu 36, Clark 72, Mitrovic 86
Possession was West Ham 63% Newcastle 37%
Total shots were West Ham 8 Newcastle 16
Shots on target were West Ham 3 Newcastle 8
Corners were West Ham 5 Newcastle 7
Referee: Neil Swarbrick
Elliot, Manquillo, Lascelles, Clark, Mbemba, Ritchie (Murphy 88), Hayden (Diame 82), Merino, Atsu, Perez, Joselu (Mitrovic 72)
Woodman, Aarons, Gamez, Saivet
(To read what Rafa Benitez said after the win over West Ham go HERE)
(Read the instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the win over West Ham HERE)
(To read what Slaven Bilic had to say after the match go HERE)
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