Newcastle v Luton player ratings by fans – Interesting
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:
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
Woodman, Manquillo, Lascelles (Hayden 31), Clark, Dummett, Ritchie, Merino (Saivet 80), Shelvey (Diame 71), Murphy, Perez, Gayle
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)
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