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:

newcastle v leicester player ratings

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

Goals:

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

Newcastle United:

Darlow, Yedlin, Clark, Lejeune, Manquillo, Ritchie (Atsu 64), Hayden, Merino, Murphy (Perez 71), Joselu (Mitrovic 88)  Gayle

Unused Subs:

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)

Rafa Personalised NUFC Gifts


  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Ryder at the Chronic gave Merino an 8,
    which proves beyond doubt that he like Rafa watches a different game from the rest of us.

    Fatso Out, Sack the Board

    • 1957

      It’s why I’ve given up reading the dross they turn out.

      5 things we’ve learnt, 5 players available in January, 5 players out of contract in February…they just regurgitate the same format day after day. The Chronicle used to be essential reading years ago

      • Jezza

        Yes 30 or so years ago the Chronicle was well worth reading, especially John Gibson’s articles. As an exile, I always used to buy it on match days and any other time I was back in the North East. Now I haven’t even bothered looking at their website for years.

        • Peaky Magpie

          “5 Reasons Why Jezza Doesn’t Read The Chronicle Anymore” 👍

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            because they have 5 idiots writing the articles

          • Peaky Magpie

            You’re right 😂😂😂

        • Rich Lawson

          Journalism used to be fearless then with an opinion aloud to be expressed,free press anyone ?

    • robbersdog

      There isn’t a board to sack!

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        I know
        😂😂😂

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    those marks are quite shocking to say the least

  • Saul Williams

    I think merino is overhyped.He made a mistake with a pass which led to equaliser.If that was Beardsley he would scurry back and get the ball back.

    • Jezza

      Merino only got two games for his previous club last season. For that reason alone I was distinctly underwhelmed when we brought him in on loan. He seemed to be just another of Fatso’s dirt cheap bargain basement recruits at the time and nothing that has happened since then has convinced me otherwise.

      • Geordiegiants

        He had a decent start, but so did a few of our players. He looks painfully average now I’m afraid.

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          He`s just a kid, he`ll improve, most of the others won`t

        • Jezza

          Ha ha yes, a lot of the very worst players I have ever seen in a black and white shirt looked decent in their first two or three games.

          • Albert Stubbins

            Frankie pingel? Ha ha.

          • Jezza

            The list is endless, Paul Sweeny, Gary Megson. Jeff Clarke, Ralph Callaghan, Pat Heard, George Reilly, Wayne Fereday, Anth Lormor and Glenn Keely just to name a few off the top of my head and of course Moussa Sissoko.

          • Albert Stubbins

            Michael o Neil? Albert Craig?

          • Jezza

            I actually liked both those players and was disappointed when they were sold. I’ll never forget O’Neil’s run of 8 goals in 5 games early in his brief NUFC career. Craig never got much of a chance at Newcastle but I do remember a meaningless cup tie at Bradford on a cold December night when he did get a game from the start and looked very useful.

          • Leicester Mag

            Michael O’Neill looked like a possible star when he first arrived – went to see his first ever game a reserve game and he bent one in from 25 yards. Not sure what went wrong..

          • Whitehurst

            Albert Craig….now you’re talking!! Frank Pingel anyone? Ha ha

          • Leicester Mag

            Aye and the trouble is we keep adding to it – got this image of Scrooge with a huge long chain – except in Ashley’s case a long list of lost cost, no value sh5t players. I wouldn’t mind if there was even any value in half the dross we buy.

      • Peaky Magpie

        Remember Hugo Viana ?

        • Jezza

          A perfect example of a player who initially looked brilliant but soon turned out to be rubbish.

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            you`re in a good mood Jezza
            😂😂

          • Wor Lass

            I don`t think he was rubbish, Jezza, it was just that the weather got worse!

        • Whitehurst

          Yeah touted at the time as the best young prospect in Europe…turned down Juventus to join us!! Them were the days!!

    • Whitehurst

      To be fair he hasn’t exactly got many decent options around him in way of support. At least he tries to make some sort of forward pass….every other fecker just seems to want to pass back. No options….no ideas!!

    • Damon Horner

      He’s young, inexperienced, in a new, physical league and returning from a back injury in a low confidence environment. You might be right but with those factors I can’t conclude that just yet.

  • Soldier

    I travel up from York for every home game & this is the first time i`ve agreed with Jezza`s point about going down, it getting worse by the game

  • Leazes Ender

    Chronicle Headline ….Joselu watch: How Spaniard brings best out of Dwight Gayle – even if he’ll never be prolific himself…..

    You couldn’t make this stuff up…. what an idiot.

    • Leicester Mag

      Read that.. astonishing that he gets paid for this tripe

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        couldn`t stop laughing

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      Ryder, he`s an idiot ok

      • Leazes Ender

        Yes he is but this was Chris he’s a different idiot

    • Natturner26

      Gayle is limited but clinical. Would love to see him alongside a great build-up player like Mitro, the Serbian Benzema.

  • Leazes Ender

    John Gibson……’The official Greatest Eleven from 125 years of history would, if only if could be put together with each and every player in their pomp, undoubtedly win a trophy of consequence’

    No they wouldn’t John…. they would have been sold by Ashley or shepherd or Hall.

    Greatest Eleven without the greatest of them all…Colin Veitch or Hughie Gallagher ?

  • Leazes Ender

    John Gibson……’The official Greatest Eleven from 125 years of history would, if only if could be put together with each and every player in their pomp, undoubtedly win a trophy of consequence’

    No they wouldn’t John…. they would have been sold by Ashley or shepherd or Hall.

    Greatest Eleven without the greatest of them all…Colin Veitch or Hughie Gallagher ?

    • Andy Mac

      Or Jorge ?

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Just watched the Manks derby, God knows how many Citee will put past us
    it won`t be pretty

    • Peaky Magpie

      Think we should just shake hands then retire hurt.

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        Not a bad idea