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Newcastle v West Brom player ratings by fans: Strong statement from supporters

4 years ago

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:

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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