Newcastle v Brighton player ratings by fans – Savage marks on shortcomings
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:
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
Darlow, Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie (Perez 72), Hayden, Merino (Shelvey 76), Atsu, Joselu (Murphy 84), Gayle
Woodman, Manquillo, Mbemba, Diame
Crowd: 52,209 (2,200 Brighton)
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