Newcastle v Swansea player ratings as voted by fans – Mostly impressive but couple of weak links
The results of the Newcastle v Swansea player ratings by fans.
An interesting reflection on exactly who were the star performers on Sunday and did everybody really have a great game?
The Newcastle fans have given us a stand out quartet.
Ciaran Clark saved a goal at one end then scored against West Ham, now Jamaal Lascelles (8.8) has done the same to get top spot against Swansea.
Not far behind was Mikel Merino (8.3) who was by far the best midfielder on the pitch.
The other two to be highly commended were the ever dependable Ciaran Clark and Matt Ritchie, both scoring a 7.7 and having very good games.
Three others from the starting eleven were also rated as having a very decent match, step forward Rob Elliot (7.4) who mad a couple of decent stops and Jesus Gamez (7.4) who made the most of a rare start.
Javier Manquillo (6.8) was again good going forward but at times struggled a little in defence, whilst Isaac Hayden (6.4) had his moments but also got caught in possession a few times in poor positions.
Two of the team were rated as having poor games, as Jacob Murphy (5.6) struggled to make an impact, whilst Ayoze Perez (6.1) yet again contributed next to nothing in that pivotal free role he has.
As for the subs, Dwight Gayle wasn’t on long enough to form any decent impression of his efforts but Diame (5.4) didn’t add anything and Christian Atsu (5.5) was really poor in the closing stages, giving the ball away at least three times allowing Swansea to break.
Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 1pm on Monday afternoon:
If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Swansea 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:
Swansea 0 Newcastle 1
Newcastle: Lascelles 76
Possession was Swansea 62% Newcastle 38%
Total shots were Swansea 10 Newcastle 16
Shots on target were Swansea 4 Newcastle 8
Corners were Swansea 7 Newcastle 5
Referee: Mike Jones
Elliot, Manquillo, Lascelles, Clark, Gamez, Ritchie, Hayden (Diame 69), Merino, Murphy (Atsu 59), Perez, Joselu (Gayle 78)
Woodman, Shelvey, Yedlin, Lejeune
Crowd: 20,872 (2,000 Newcastle)
(Read instant NUFC fan/writer reaction after final whistle HERE)
(Read Alan Shearer’s reaction to the Newcastle win HERE)
(Give us your Newcastle player ratings v Swansea HERE)
(Credit to Swansea boss Paul Clement for this post-match reaction HERE)
(Steve Claridge says Newcastle ‘Nicked it’)
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