Tony Cottee has graded Newcastle United’s performance against Tottenham on Sunday.
In a new feature, Sky Sports asked Cottee to give all 20 Premier League clubs a grade, based purely on this weekend’s performance.
These are the grades he has handed out:
A grade – Burnley, Man Utd, Huddersfield
B grade – Tottenham, West Brom, Man City, Everton, Arsenal
B- grade – Newcastle United, Watford
C grade – Swansea, Southampton, Liverpool, Leicester, Brighton, Bournemouth
D grade – Stoke
E grade – Chelsea, Crystal Palce, West Ham
A bit of a surprise maybe that Tony Cottee has rated Newcastle’s display so highly, as Swansea, Liverpool and Southampton all picked up a point but got a lower grade.
Whilst Watford scored three, including a last minute equaliser against Liverpool, yet only got the same as Newcastle.
It was though a spirited first half display from NUFC and here Tony Cottee gives his reasoning for both Newcastle and Tottenham’s grades.
‘Newcastle – Grade B-
“By all accounts, Newcastle held their own until Jonjo Shelvey’s dismissal.
“It’s a poor result but you’ve got to factor in the sending off against a good Tottenham team.”
‘Tottenham – Grade B
“They didn’t play overly well but had a lot of chances towards the end.
“To return to the scene of their heavy defeat of the 2015/16 season makes a good result even sweeter.”
Premier League weekend results:
Arsenal 4 Leicester 3
Chelsea 2 Burnley 3
Crystal Palace 0 Huddersfield 3
Everton 1 Stoke 0
Man Utd 4 West Ham 0
Newcastle United 0 Tottenham 2
Southampton 0 Swansea 0
Watford 3 Liverpool 3
West Brom 1 Bournemouth 0
Brighton 0 Man City 2