The results of the Newcastle v Manchester City 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.

The ratings are pretty star, with three Newcastle players picked out for very good performances, four for very poor efforts, with the other four very much in between those two extremes.

On the positive side, Jacob Murphy was once again lively and very direct, putting his excellent goal on top of that with a rating of 7.5. Many fans were surprised when he was left out after being arguably Newcastle’s best attacking threat against both Stoke and Luton. Both Atsu and Ritchie must see their places under threat now for the rest of the season.

Second highest was Paul Dummett (7.3). Getting in plenty of blocks and tackles it was maybe a game ideal for him, with obviously no expectation whatsoever that he should get forward.

Completing the trio of top performers, Karl Darlow (7.0) could arguably do little about any of the goals apart from possibly the first one, which was one of those crosses where you never know if somebody will get a touch. Making a few real quality saves though, Darlow definitely deserved to be rated as one of United’s best on the day.

At the other end of the scale, Joselu (4.5) was really poor, he had little help but totally failed to hold the ball up, whilst a couple of times he had the chance to play players into good situations and failed miserably. Once again reminded us all of how desperate Newcastle are for a quality striker.

Little better than Joselu, both Manquillo and Atsu scored only 4.5.

The winger contributed next to nothing, whilst Manquillo looked lost much of the time and was obviously at fault on the penalty.

Jonjo Shelvey (5.4) once again failed to deliver on a big stage, he may have been up against it on Saturday but Shelvey is still yet to really produce the goods this season.

As for the other four starters, they basically stuck at it did ok.

Rafa played with three centre-backs and Lascelles (6.8), Clark (6.3) and Isaac Hayden (6.2) all fell into this category. Ciaran Clark maybe deserving of a little more after his glorious through ball (clearance?) to Jacob Murphy.

Mohamed Diame (6.4) completes the starting 11, rated clearly better than Jonjo Shelvey, he worked hard and then almost made it 2-2 with a jinking run but couldn’t match it with the finish, as he shot straight at Ederson.

Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 12.30pm Monday:

newcastle v manchester city player ratings

If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Manchester City 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:

Manchester City 3 Newcastle 1


Newcastle: Murphy 67

Man City: Aguero 34, 63 (Pen), 83

Possession was Man City 81% Newcastle 19%

Total shots were  Man City 21 Newcastle 6

Shots on target were Man City 9 Newcastle 4

Corners were  Man City 18 Newcastle 0

Referee: Paul Tierney

Newcastle United:

Darlow, Manquillo (Yedlin 66), Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Hayden, Murphy, Diame, Shelvey, Atsu (Perez 64), Joselu (Gayle 76)

Unused Subs:

Elliot, Haidara, Merino, Ritchie

Crowd: 54,452 (Newcastle 3,000)

(Read instant fan/writer reaction to the Man City game HERE)

(Alan Shearer explains in simple language why Newcastle fans want rid of Mike Ashley – Read HERE)

(Pep Guardiola congratulates Newcastle on getting over the halfway line…once – Read HERE)

(Read what Rafa had to say about the match AND transfers HERE)

(Read the match report from Manchester 3 Newcastle 1 HERE)

  • Rich Lawson

    Murphy was great,should start every time now,he grows in confidence with every extended game he gets and Diame running into the box brushing aside defenders (more please),just for a moment there I thought we could equalize,they were rattled,I appreciate the opposition but we can actually be dangerous on the attack (don’t get me started on a proper centre forward) and it shouldn’t be for the last part of the game when usually all is lost ?

    • mentalman

      Murphy will be dropped for the next game

  • Damon Horner

    Clark’s pass for the goal was excellent but possibly the rating was balanced because he took his eye off Aguero for the first. Generally think these ratings are fair.

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    Dummett was clearly our best player and must start every game Manquillo needs to be replaced otherwise the back four is fine. Need to play Gayle and Prez against Burnley with probably Ritchie and Atsu think Rafa will leave Murphy on the bench as needs Ritchies work rate and bring him on .

    • mentalman

      Murphy doesn’t play well coming off the bench, he needs to start

  • Tommy Adds

    Manquillo looked to be waving the white flag when he came off “injured” at 2-0. Reminicent of Debuchy and Janmatt at their worst.

    • mentalman

      He certainly looked like he’d had enough


    Look about right to me. Bit concerned how little impact Shelvey is having these days. Diamé has outperformed him for a while now, and I’m not a huge fan of Diamé.

  • Philippines

    Funny the way things change… Diame was garbage a month or two ago. What is it? Friday nights at the pub, or not? In the 70’s my brother in law regularly had Friday night ‘lock-in’s’ with several Man U stars. Another mate of mine had three pints at the pub before a Man City player had to leave for the game – he also had 3 pints – of Guiness.