Newcastle v Leicester player ratings by fans: A one man team
The results of the Newcastle v Leicester 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.
For supporters, only one player enhanced his reputation and actually I think he deserved an even higher mark, as he did everything to prevent this defeat.
With a mark of 6.8 Dwight Gayle was easily the top performer for fans.
In a distant second place was Jacob Murphy (5.0) who had a few moments and worked hard.
At the other end of the spectrum, four players have been picked out by supporters as being by far the weakest on Saturday, and I think they are bang on the money.
All with marks of less than 4.0 are Florian Lejeune (3.6), Javier Manquillo (3.7), Matt Ritchie (3.5) and Isaac Hayden (3.7).
Lejeune and Manquillo are looking below the standard needed, whilst Ritchie and Hayden contributed next to nothing and repeatedly gave the ball away.
Often the one picked out for blame, Joselu had the third highest rating (4.8), showing supporters will acknowledge when somebody puts a better shift in. The Spaniard still wasn’t brilliant but he put a shift in and did combine with Gayle at times.
Mikel Merino was below his usual standard but got the next highest mark (4.6), little wonder he struggled though with the likes of Ritchie and Hayden so poor on the day.
DeAndre Yedlin (4.4) and Ciaran Clark (4.5) completed a disappointing picture.
Christian Atsu (5.1) impressed from the bench, whilst Ayoze Perez (3.5) did the exact opposite.
Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 1pm on Sunday:
If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Leicester 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 2 Leicester 3
Newcastle: Joselu 4, Gayle 73
Leicester: Mahrez 20, Gray 60, Perez OG 86
Possession was Leicester 62% Newcastle 38%
Total shots were Leicester 13 Newcastle 10
Shots on target were Leicester 5 Newcastle 4
Corners were Leicester 5 Newcastle 6
Referee: Neil Swarbrick
Darlow, Yedlin, Clark, Lejeune, Manquillo, Ritchie (Atsu 64), Hayden, Merino, Murphy (Perez 71), Joselu (Mitrovic 88) Gayle
Elliot, Lascelles, Shelvey, Diame
Crowd: 52,117 (Leicester 3,000)
(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction after the defeat HERE)
(Alan Shearer sends message to Mike Ashley after final whistle, read HERE)
(Phil Neville gives brutal overview of Newcastle team, read HERE)
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