The results of the Newcastle v West Brom 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.

There are two stand out things here.

Firstly, Jonjo Shelvey (7.3) was rated Newcastle’s man of the match by fans despite coming on only 10 minutes before the end.

Whilst the bigger picture sees only three of the starting 11 getting higher marks than the lowest rating of the three subs.

In the team that started the match, Captain for the night Ciaran Clark was top rated with 6.9.

The central defender putting in a decent display, with the next two highest being Mikel Merino (6.5) and Matt Ritchie (6.4).

The Spaniard’s talent and composure once again impressing on his return, whilst Ritchie looked more his normal self and it was his low free-kick that Evans connected with for the equaliser.

Elsewhere, Chancel Mbemba (6.3) and Karl Darlow (6.0) were the only other two starters to get 6.0 or better. Both of them an improvement on what we’ve seen from Manquillo and Elliot recently.

As for the subs, as well as Shelvey and his 7.3, we had Mitrovic with 6.7 and Aarons 6.3, as both contributed to the fightback.

According to the fans voting, there were three players that were major weaknesses on the night.

Joselu (3.2) having his latest game to forget, whilst DeAndre Yedlin (4.4) was badly at fault for the first goal and also played a part in the second being conceded.

Ayoze Perez (4.6) with another anonymous performance completing that trio.

Jacob Murphy (5.4), Isaac Hayden (5.3) and Florian Lejeune (5.7) struggled to impress and rated by supporters as amongst the weaker players on the night.

The main message to come out of the ratings appears to be that the substitutes take a lot of the credit for turning the game around, especially Shelvey and Mitro.

Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 1.30pm on Wednesday:

newcastle v west brom player ratings

If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v West Brom 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:

West Brom 2 Newcastle 2


Newcastle: Clark 59, Evans (OG) 83

West Brom: Robson-Kanu 45+1, Field 56

Possession was West Brom 48% Newcastle 52%

Total shots were  West Brom 8 Newcastle 14

Shots on target were West Brom 4 Newcastle 4

Corners were  West Brom 1 Newcastle 6

Referee: Lee Probert

Newcastle United:

Darlow, Yedlin, Clark, Lejeune, Mbemba, Ritchie, Hayden (Shelvey 80), Merino, Murphy (Aarons 64), Perez, Joselu (Mitrovic 73)

Unused Subs:

Elliot, Manquillo, Gayle, Diame

Crowd: 25,534 (Newcastle 2,600)

(Read what Rafa Benitez said after the 2-2 draw HERE)

(Gary Megson refuses to give Newcastle any credit for fightback – Read HERE)

(Read the reaction from NUFC fans/writer to the West Brom match HERE)

(Alan Shearer ‘Feared the worst’ – Read HERE

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  • Lol

    Defend All game and pray for a Set piece..

  • TheNutJob

    Jonjo`s the best player at the Toon

  • Biggs

    We can all have a pop at Yedlin but the real problem we have, as identified by Rafa, is the fact we did not spend any money in the summer. Consequently we do not have enough quality in the forward positions. Joselu could be into double figures already this season with just average finishing ability. Sadly his finishing is well below premier league quality. And watching Murphy and Perez getting muscled out of every challenge last night was embarrassing.

    I would go with the following line up against Chelski:

    Yedlin Llejune Clark Mbemba
    Hayden Merino
    Ritchie Shelvey Diame

    Perez, Joselu and Murphy if starting will be like spectators at Chelski

    • TheNutJob

      you lost me when i seen SloMo, sorry pal he`s garbage

      • 1957

        In fairness he’s got SloMo in a position I haven’t seen him in, a left wing position. Might as well let him try that he might use his pace and power to run the Chelsea wing backs ragged, but I expect it would be his worst yet

    • Clarko

      Repeated post:

      Benitez states, “We couldn’t pay the prices they (Brighton, Huddersfield and Burnley) were paying or the wages they were offering.”

      Since the transfer window Newcastle have spent €42.30m, Brighton have spent €47.60m, Huddersfield have spent €44.40m and Burnley have spent €34.04m.”

      Newcastle have an average weekly wage of £1.70m, Brighton have an average weekly wage of £1.35m, Huddersfield have an average weekly wage of £1.02m and Burnley have an average weekly wage of £1.37m.

      • TheFatController

        It’s Groundhog Day…

        • Clarko

          It just goes to show how uninformed this fanbase is.

          • TheFatController

            I know, some of them prove we spend as much as brighton and Huddersfield, as if that’s an endorsement of Ashley.

            To the informed, it’s common knowledge we make way more in revenue than them simply by fact of having been in the PL regularly when they haven’t, and having a much bigger fan base.

            Where are they getting the money from to match us? that’s the question we need informing on

          • Clarko

            That’s a very simple question to answer, Brighton (£27m wage bill 15/16) and Huddersfield (£13m wage bill 15/16) didn’t have to pay a £74m (+) (15/16) wage bill in the Championship, their owners didn’t have to loan their respective clubs £33m in December 2016 to allow the club to keep running, Newcastle lost money last year. You’re uninformed.

    • Phil Yare

      i’d be happy if i never saw them 3 in a toon shirt again

  • S.G.M.

    Lucky to get 4.4. At fault for the second not ” being involved.”
    Just cant believe that after being at fault for the three against Watford he’s learned nowt.
    Rafa has to blame the poor spending in the summer. He cant blame Yedlin for the last 5 goals we have conceded can he? when clearly he is solely responsible. Man up Rafa fresh legs in that department on Saturday please.

  • Alex






    This would be my selection for the next two matches, Yedlin has been poor the last couple of outings but he’s got potential happy to keep the faith for the time being.

    Mitro and Aaron’s need minutes and can’t do any worse than Joselu and Murphy.

    Mbemba I think is a class act, arguably are best defender don’t understand why he’s not held in higher regard!


    • Andy Mac

      But what if Mitro gets injured ? We’ll never be able to sell him in January ? 🤔

  • Phil Yare

    disgraceful ratings….joselu was fantastic last night. perez was great as always

  • hetonmag

    He gets star man rating because Rafa dropped him and the majority on this forum gave him extra points just to have a dig at the manager, the Serb gets 6-7 yet a man playing with a broken wrist creates 2 goals gets 6-4 absolute garbage and the Mag should scrap this farce.

  • Martin

    I see Perez is back for one game and some fans are already on his back. Pathetic.