Newcastle v Watford player ratings by fans – No prisoners taken
The results of the Newcastle United v Watford player ratings by fans.
Always interested to see what supporters have collectively made of the latest performance, when using our interactive ratings system.
Each player marked out of 10 and the averages below.
It would be difficult to argue that there was any Newcastle United man of the match on Saturday.
However, fair play to Jacob Murphy who has gone from looking like a rabbit caught in the headlights, to a player who showed a but at Old Trafford last Saturday, then was Newcastle’s top performer against Watford.
Murphy (5.6) getting the highest fan rating after taking on a lot more responsibility to try and do something against the Hornets, compared to those around him.
Elsewhere it was pretty bleak and actually the next two highest were substitutes Merino (4.8) and Mitrovic (4.4), neither of who were brilliant when they came on – but maybe a slight improvement on what had gone before.
As for the starting eleven, only two other players even got 4.0 or better, with Ciaran Clark (4.1) trying to hold it together at the back and Jonjo Shelvey (4.2) having the odd moment in midfield.
At the other end of the spectrum there were plenty of candidates for but supporters, two in particular stood out.
Joselu (1.9) was rock bottom, whilst Mohamed Diame (2.7) was abysmal in midfield when getting his chance.
After that, Manquillo (3.0) was third worst and the rest all registered not much better.
Newcastle’s normally reliable right hand side was exposed by Watford’s quality, with Yedlin (3.1) and Ritchie (3.6) struggling badly.
Gayle (3.7) faded after a bright start, whilst Lejeune (3.7) and Elliot (3.8) were culpable at the back as the defence fell apart. Perez (3.1) showing absolutely zero when coming off the bench.
Not a day anybody will want to remember, whether playing or watching it.
Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 11am on Sunday:
If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle United v Watford 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 United 0 Watford 3
Watford: Hughes 19, Yedlin (OG) 45+1, Gray 62
Possession was Watford 48% Newcastle 52%
Total shots were Watford 12 Newcastle 12
Shots on target were Watford 4 Newcastle 2
Corners were Watford 3 Newcastle 6
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
Elliot, Yedlin, Clark, Lejeune, Manquillo, Ritchie, Shelvey, Diame (Merino 69), Murphy (Perez 77), Joselu (Mitrovic 69), Gayle
Darlow, Gamez, Perez, Mbemba
Crowd: 52,188 (Watford 2,200)
(Alan Shearer reacts to the Watford defeat HERE)
(To read the instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the game go HERE)
(Marco Silva thought Newcastle were lucky to only get beat 3-0 – read what he said HERE)
(Read what Rafa Benitez thought of this three goal defeat to Watford – Read it HERE)
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