Unlikely man of the match in fans’ Newcastle v Swansea player ratings
The results of the Newcastle v Swansea 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.
When you are playing rock bottom Swansea in a must win game, maybe the last person you hope/expect to be man of the match is Paul Dummett…
The fact he was Newcastle’s top man with an average mark of only 6.3 does tell you a lot though.
To Dummett’s credit he did all the basics well, kept Nathan Dyer quiet, and even made a couple of incisive moves forward – but he had little to beat from his teammates.
Substitute Joselu (6.1) was the only other player supporters rated 6.0 or above as his goal saved Newcastle from defeat.
Six players rated 5.0 or above with Jamaal Lascelles (5.9) putting in another decent, but no better, performance. He and Ciaran Clark (5.3) certainly have to share the blame for an unmarked Ayew heading the opening goal.
Karl Darlow (5.8) did well to stop Ayew’s first effort but could do nothing about the follow up, though he (Darlow) almost presented Bony with a late winner.
Mohamed Diame (5.7) was Newcastle’s best midfielder as he put in plenty of effort and tackles, whilst DeAndre Yedlin (5.6) never gives up the ghost.
Ayoze Perez (5.9) played a part in the equaliser and as usual produced a few nice touches without really imposing himself, whilst Christian Atsu (5.1) was poor.
This leaves us with three other starters, three players who were the key offensive players in the Championship.
Jonjo Shelvey (4.9) was poor and is yet to really dominate any Premier League match, he compounded his disappointing display by refusing to shake Rafa’s hand after being subbed.
As for Matt Ritchie (4.2), he may have five assists from mainly set-pieces but in open play he has really struggled going forward.
Missing a trio of presentable chances, Dwight Gayle (3.5) once again failed to put the ball in the back of the net. Other games he has the excuse of poor service but against Swansea he had the chances.
Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 1pm Sunday:
If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Swansea 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 1 Swansea 1
Newcastle: Joselu 68
Swansea: Ayew 60
Possession was Swansea 58% Newcastle 42%
Total shots were Swansea 8 Newcastle 12
Shots on target were Swansea 5 Newcastle 4
Corners were Swansea 5 Newcastle 4
Referee: Graham Scott
Darlow, Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie, Diame, Shelvey (Merino 82), Atsu, Gayle (Joselu 64), Perez
Elliot, Haidara, Manquillo, Hayden, Murphy
Crowd: 51,444 (Swansea 1,100)
(Alan Shearer spells it out after watching Newcastle 1 Swansea 1 – Read it HERE)
(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Swansea draw HERE)
(Swansea boss says Newcastle lucky to avoid red card, penalty and defeat – Read it HERE)
(Read what Rafa Benitez had to say after the game HERE)
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