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:

newcastle v west ham player ratings

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

Goals:

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

Newcastle United:

Elliot, Manquillo, Lascelles, Clark, Mbemba, Ritchie (Murphy 88), Hayden (Diame 82), Merino, Atsu, Perez, Joselu (Mitrovic 72)

Unused Subs:

Woodman, Aarons, Gamez, Saivet

Crowd: 52,093

(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)

(All contributions from Newcastle fans welcome, send articles (as well as ideas/suggestions) to [email protected])



  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Mbemba`s a far superior footballer than Lascelles & can play in all the back 4 positions plus as a defensive midfielder, Rafa would have been mad to sell him, then again you need 4 central defenders & we have them. i watched the game & thought Merino was excellent but he needs 6 to 8 games to see if he can do the biz on a regular basis. some fans on the chronic were even saying flog Jonjo which would be another act of madness & Hayden`s getting better by the week, add a couple of quality players & we`ll give anyone a game

    • hetonmag

      Good positive post MMM.

      • Leazes Ender

        Instead of referring to things in terms of ‘positive and negative’ you should try ‘truthful or inaccurate’… the former defines a degree of ‘spin’.

        • Brian Standen

          It was both an accurate and positive comment, would you not agree??

          • hetonmag

            Brian he’s had a poor weekend because we have had a positive result.

          • Brian Standen

            Indeed he has. Saturday was excellent all round

        • hetonmag

          Leazes stop trying to confuse me at this positive time at the club.

    • Albert Stubbins

      Mbemba makes Titus bramble seem like Franco baresi. Still young and could progress but then again so could of bramble and we all know what happened there. He looked composed as I’ve ever seen him on Saturday but the jury is out on him imo.

      • Stephen Paylor

        i dont think so. Mbemba when played at CB a couple of years ago was the best player on the field. He has had to play at LB and Left sided CB which is not his natural RCB spot.

        • Albert Stubbins

          He was dropped from cb after two games last season- he was hopeless- being a standout player in a team that goes down isnt a recipe for a good player. He made Charlie Mulgrew look like Pele in the black burn game. Sorry- Ive seen very little to convince me he is a player of anything but average ability. Thankfully- Rafa doesnt either- There is zero interest in from other clubs despite him not featuring in the team albeit on a few occasions. Another player who flatters to deceive- has one good game and he’s Bobby Moore- Not the answer imo – if anyone was silly enough to bid 6 million he’d be off.

  • Franzcarrsuperstar

    The Mag agenda thinly disguised here again. Every single opportunity is a copy and paste – Clark and Mbemba are the best, our nasty captain and that Perez are rubbish….

    I really don’t know what Lascelles has done to deserve your ‘support’. Only captained us back to premier league (very well I might add) as champions at the first time of asking. Now you want him to be fourth choice behind a new player that has played for 30 minutes.

    Perez was very good on Saturday. His energy and pressing helped set up the first goal, played Ritchie in for the shot that Hart saved and a frankly brilliant piece of control and skill to set up Mitrovic for the third. This isn’t the week to be panning him.

    I don’t think anyone disagrees about Clark. We all see he is brilliant. I just don’t see why every article about him needs to be at our Captain’s expense.

  • Geordiegiants

    Where’s all the twats with the boring tactics today?

    • Anita kick up the Hoop

      We used complete different tactics on Saturday.. didn’t you notice ?

      • Geordiegiants

        Yeah, but all of the twats on here keep saying Rafa only has one tactic and it’s boring.

  • Anita kick up the Hoop

    Do you really think Mitrovic “missed a great chance when hitting Joe Hart” ?
    I saw him control the ball well on his chest and strike a very good volley on target while Joe Hart (England’s keeper). Came out extremely quickly narrowing his angles and made an excellent save!

    • Geordiegiants

      Load of shyte, Everyman and their dog are banging them in past Hart these days.

      • Anita kick up the Hoop

        So he isn’t capable of making top class saves then ? … you can’t have watched the fave if you think he didn’t make a very good stop vs Mitrovic

        • Seanken

          Completely agree with you mate

        • Geordiegiants

          Mitro is shyte man, so is Hart mind.

          • Anita kick up the Hoop

            I don’t think think you realise just how good both players technique was in that instance

    • Franzcarrsuperstar

      Perez set that chance up as well.

  • Brian Standen

    Everyone sees things differently. Look st the slow motion of Rob Elliott, for sure he parried the ball back to their forward but he got a touch to the follow up enabling the excellent Clark to clear for corner!
    And for once Perez was excellent on my eyes.
    It’s all about opinions but the whole team did their bit on Saturday !
    International break gives Lejuene time to get fit, shelvey will also be back, Dwight Gayle also ( if not sold) , a couple more new faces through the door and things are not looking quite so shabby!
    Of course the dark cloud of Ashley still looms but maybe just maybe we can enjoy the next few days!

    • Leazes Ender

      ….then the window closes.

  • grumpyoldmag

    Why the constant criticism of lascelles? I think he is clarks equal and they are a partnership and we’re equally excellent on Saturday. The clearance off the line btw – watch it back, we concede possession from a rare Clark weak sideways header – had that been lacelles he’d have got pelters

  • Stephen Paylor

    i thought Manquillo played quite well. Worked very hard every time i have seen him this year. Has decent pace, good touch and great work rate. Might not have the speed of Yedlin but at the price we paid i think he is good value,