The results of the Newcastle v Brighton 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.

Maybe no surprise to see the five highest ratings went to the back five on Saturday.

A goalless draw at home to Brighton with very little threat to the opposition goal, tells its own story.

Man of the match for Newcastle fans was Jamaal Lascelles (6.2), marshalled his defence well and just like the Magpies, the visitors had a minimal number of decent chances.

Second highest was Lascelles’ partner Ciaran Clark (5.6) who put in a disciplined display, whilst Karl Darlow (5.5) made a few saves and dealt with everything else in a decent fashion.

Paul Dummett (5.4) did his usual steady role, whilst DeAndre Yedlin (4.8) on the other side was maybe guilty of trying a bit too hard to create something going forward, as the players further up the pitch struggled.

The highest mark of the front six actually matches Yedlin, with Mikel Merino also scoring a 4.8. Had a few moments but with those around him offering next to nothing, Newcastle struggled to move the ball forward.

Christian Atsu scraped a 4.0 as he failed to follow up the promise of his West Ham performance and cameo against Man City, only that one cross for Dwight Gayle when his header was saved by Ryan, showed any inspiration.

The other four members of the front six ended up with sub-4.0 ratings.

Ian Wright has pointed out that Dwight Gayle (3.8) needs to be sharper, whilst the other three players all scored 3.7.

Joselu’s lack of pace was shown up and he won next to nothing from Brighton’s centre-backs, whilst Matt Ritchie and Isaac Hayden rarely featured in the match.

Sadly, the three subs offered little, although Jonjo Shelvey did offer a few touches and a couple of driving runs that suggest he may have the desire to make a difference if selected at Stoke.

Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 5pm on Sunday:

newcastle v brighton player ratings

If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Brighton 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 0 Brighton 0

Possession was Brighton 55% Newcastle 45%

Total shots were  Brighton 10 Newcastle 11

Shots on target were Brighton 3 Newcastle 2

Corners were  Brighton 6 Newcastle 3

Referee: Anthony Taylor

Newcastle United:

Darlow, Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie (Perez 72), Hayden, Merino (Shelvey 76), Atsu, Joselu (Murphy 84), Gayle

Unused Subs:

Woodman, Manquillo, Mbemba, Diame

Crowd: 52,209 (2,200 Brighton)

(Mark Hughes admits throwing Chelsea match with 7 changes to focus on Newcastle – Read HERE)

(The most worrying thing about Newcastle’s performance – Read HERE)



  • Natturner26

    Years from now all I’ll remember about this season is Rafa starting Joselu again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again, completely sabotaging the season.

    • Mitros gotta start

      Beyond a joke……stubborn rafa is gonna take us down….and why exactly has saivet been dropped for hayden…..the man is clueless

    • Phil Yare

      agree completely. thats how i feel

  • Phil Yare

    not since kenny dalglish decided that a team capable of beating man utd 5-0 was not good enough and dismantled it in 6 months have i been so dismayed and sighed so much at the teamsheet.

    for me KK is the best we’ve had, and the reason for that is that he did things that made sense. good players were replaced by very good players and very good players were replaced by amazing players….. he played players that were in form, he always played his best team no matter league, europe, cup – and if you look back at his record it worked

    benitez does things that make no sense…….and it’s not working. he hasn’t tried mitrovic and gayle, he hasn’t tried natural wingers, he hasn’t tried playing his best 11, he hasn’t even tried possession football (capable or not we haven’t tried it as we are happy to hoof the ball back to the opposition) , we haven’t tried taking the game to the opposition we just wait around for a miracle, he drops people in form, he buys people like diame, joselu, manniquillo, sels, lazaar, gamez, hanley, lejeune and murphy (and probably costing 70m for absolute junk)

    the wrong owner, the wrong manager, the wrong players. everything is wrong

  • nevfur

    We were poor as a team in an overall poor game but the marks in here can be amusing. If Gayles header had gone in and we win 1-0 in an otherwise identical game I can guarantee those marks would have been at least a point higher for almost all of the players. The result decides the ratings rather than actually judging the individual performances and people on here try to sound like they could be coaches or managers.

  • Christopher Edwards

    If a player is given a chance and does well, he should not be dropped until he has a poor performance. That is how to motivate players to play well. If some players know they will be dropped no matter how well they play and others know they will get more chances no matter how poorly they play, where is the motivation? Clark, Aarons, Saviet, Mitro know that they will be dropped no matter how well they do as long as Lejeune, Ritchie, Diame, Joselu are fit.