The results of the Newcastle v Luton 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 a 3-1 win, I would have to say the marks are relatively low, although no doubt Newcastle fans have factored in League Two opposition and the fact that they didn’t really play very well in that second-half.

Man of the match for home fans was Jacob Murphy (6.9), a player who has shown increasing confidence and form over the course of the season so far. His desire and willingness to try stuff and get to the ball first, is for me what marks him down as well ahead of Rolando Aarons, a player who appears to have no future at Newcastle under Rafa Benitez.

Next highest for supporters on Saturday was Ayoze Perez (6.8), his two goals may have been from close in but great to see a Newcastle player gambling and getting into those positions.

Third best was Ciaran Clark (6.6), the central defender holding things together at the back as Newcastle threatened to give Luton a route back into the match.

Four other players rated 6.0 or higher for Newcastle supporters with Jonjo Shelvey (6.6) highest of that quartet, the midfielder scoring the third goal and moving the ball around relatively well.

Midfield partner Mikel Merino (6.1) had limited influence, whilst Jamaal Lascelles (6.1) lasted only the first 30 minutes but should be ok for Swansea next Saturday according to Rafa Benitez.

Paul Dummett (6,0) was steady but tired before the end.

Four players dipping below the 6.0 mark.

Dwight Gayle (5.6) struggled to find space and didn’t get great service, whilst the versatile Javier Manquillo (5.7) switched over to the right and gave his usual busy performance.

Matt Ritchie (5.6) had limited influence and sadly Freddie Woodman (5.2) ended up with the lowest of the first 11 ratings.

He could have done better with the goal and looked shaky at times but as a 20 year old making his NUFC debut, it is great for him to get this experience.

You get some daft calls for him to be put in ahead of Darlow and Elliot in the Premier League but he needs to be given time to develop and whoever Newcastle get in the fourth round, I hope he is given the chance to get that extra bit of experience.

Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 6pm Sunday:

newcastle v luton player ratings

If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Luton 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 3 Luton 1

Goals – Newcastle Perez 30, 36 Shelvey 39

Goals – Luton Hylton 49

Possession was Luton 51% Newcastle 49%

Total shots were  Luton 9 Newcastle 25

Shots on target were Luton 2 Newcastle 7

Corners were  Luton 7 Newcastle 7

Referee: Neil Swarbrick

Newcastle United:

Woodman, Manquillo, Lascelles (Hayden 31), Clark, Dummett, Ritchie, Merino (Saivet 80), Shelvey (Diame 71), Murphy, Perez, Gayle

Unused Subs:

Darlow,  Joselu, Haidara, Aarons

Crowd: 47,069 (Approx 7,500 Luton)

(To read instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the FA Cup win go HERE)

(Go HERE to watch the goals and highlights from Newcastle 3 Luton 1)

(Rafa Benitez analysis of win and update on Jamaal Lascelles injury situation HERE)

(Luton boss Nathan Jones gives his perspective on the match HERE)

(Rafa sets new FA Cup attendance record under Mike Ashley – Read it HERE)

  • Paul Patterson

    Shocking ratings from our so called ‘fans’. Some people are never happy.
    Well done lads for avoiding a banana skin . .

    • TheNutJob

      most banana skin games are self inflicted, Raf wasn`t going to fall into that trap

      • Big Al 1967

        Exactly and there have been way too many of those in our history so fair play to Rafa and the lads

    • Big Al 1967

      Thoroughly professional performance from the lads. Won the game in the first half which allowed them to ease off in the second. Yes Luton got an early goal but for me the result was never in any doubt. Onwards and hopefully upwards for Swansea on Saturday

      • Michael Smith

        that`s the problem Al, we allow every team to get back into it

    • steve

      Do you honestly think a premier league team should get much more than pass marks for beating a league 2 side.

      • Paul Patterson

        Rate the players not the opposition..

        • steve

          An ok performance from our players was all it took to beat that opposition, a good spell in the first half and a poor second half so 5s and 6s are fair.

          • Paul Patterson

            Those ratings on any other day would indicate that we got beat.

  • TheNutJob

    Freddie gets a pass, but once again it`s the same names at the bottom of the list.
    what beats me is some fans would keep the likes of SloMo, Saivet, Manquillo & Hoss.

    • Wor Lass

      You can`t judge Saivet on this game. In fact, we haven`t seen enough of him to judge him at all.

      • TheNutJob

        well he went on loan & was a flop

        • steve

          No he wasn’t

          • TheNutJob

            why wasn`t his loan renewed then or a bid put in for him ?
            oh dear !

          • steve

            Because he’s on Premier League wages, 20 odd league games and a European quarter final where he played well in the loss to Man U isn’t flopping

          • Michael Smith

            he`s been at newcastle 2 years had 2 games & you say he`s a good player, get real pal

          • GToon

            To be fair to him when he came on he looked sharp, confident and played well. He linked up well with Diame and he moved the ball out quickly. I’d like to see him get a chance in the team, perhaps coming on late on when we need to see out a game.

        • Wor Lass

          That`s true – he got a right slating from the manager in France but I think that was more to do with lack of motivation than ability. He reckoned he wasn`t trying. That wouldn`t suit Rafa at all – maybe he`s pulled his finger out now.

  • Wor Lass

    It`s interesting that that idiot Chris Waugh on the Chronic gave Clark 6 which was exactly the same as he gave Saivet! How does that work?

    • TheNutJob

      Leazes is saving the penalty shout until the Swansea game

      • Wor Lass

        The snake – he had me going the last time!

  • robbersdog

    Jacob Murphy is slowly coming out of his shell and showing a fair bit of confidence, commitment and skill. I think that Rafa’s nurturing him rather well, and he’s definitely got a shot at nailing down a regular place in the team.

    At 12 million pounds, which is peanuts in the current market, he’s looking like a really decent buy.

    • anyobrien

      Aye and the lunatics on twitter slated rafa for spending 12 million on the lad…. They did not give him a chance ffs.

      • Geordiegiants

        They never give anyone a chance, they are a bunch of nuggets.

    • Clarko

      And who does Murphy displace?

      • Blackburn1066

        take your pick

      • TC Toon Army

        Atsu behind the striker with Murphy and Ritchie either side. Would like to see if that works for us.

      • robbersdog

        He doesn’t necessarily displace anyone. Some players leave, some get dropped/rested, some get injured and some get suspended; the first team line-up is always fluid (particularly with a manager like Rafa), and therefore there’s no reason why Murphy can’t join Ritchie and Atsu in our pool of first-team wide men, and get regular games. I would imagine that he’s already ahead of Aarons in the pecking order.

    • GToon

      He did well on Saturday. I’d like to see him become slightly more direct but that will come as he becomes more confident. He’s got a decent shot on him too.

  • ghostrider

    The simple reality is, we won and are through to the next round whether it’s by one goal coming from the aris of a player or from a freak tornado carrying it over the line before whisking the Luton Keeper into the land of OZ in a dress and red ruby shoes.

    0.3 or 9.9 does not really matter in the grand scheme of things.
    Luton came for their cup final and called no joy.

    Newcastle United 3 Luton Town 1 and through to the next round.
    As Del boy always says, “petit pois la rinky dinky doo, to you.” Or something like that. lol
    Maybe a mixture of fools and horses and Hong Kong Phooey.