The results of the Newcastle v Bournemouth 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.

It doesn’t take a genius to work out that if Newcastle had held on rather than conceding the late equaliser, then everybody’s rating would have been higher.

Then they would have been higher again if Newcastle had scored a third and not conceded at all…

However, Saturday’s top star man for Newcastle fans was two goal Dwight Gayle with a rating of 7.5. For once the luck going his way and an alert Gayle scoring twice before half-time.

The forward edged out Martin Dubravka (7.4), the keeper following up a man of the match display against Man Utd with another very solid performance, he could do nothing with either goal.

Nobody else got 7.0 or better, though four players were rated at 6.0 or better.

Matt Ritchie (6.2) had a half-decent game on his return and looked lively, his obvious highlight on his first return to Bournemouth was an excellent run and then cross for Dwight Gayle to score the opener.

The other three to get 6.0 ratings were all defenders, with Lejeune (6.9), Lascelles (6.7) and Dummett (6.5) looking more or less untroubled, until the final stages when Bournemouth had a go and Rafa made defensive substitutions.

Next highest was the final defender, DeAndre Yedlin (5.9), who maybe has been marked down a little harshly.

At the very bottom, we have Ayoze Perez (3.7).

Despite Newcastle being the better team for all but the closing stages, Perez once again showed very little in that key number 10 role. It was a smart ball across the box for Gayle’s second but Begovic did make a total hash of it and should have safely collected.

Kenedy (5.1) was next lowest with his weakest/quietest game since arriving, most of Newcastle’s attacks tending to go down the opposite side.

Jonjo Shelvey (5.7) had a game of real highs and lows. A brilliant ball to Ritchie to help set up the first goal but then missed a sitter at 2-0 and was partly to blame for both of Bournemouth’s goals.

A bit harsh I think on Mohamed Diame (5.3), as he did a pretty decent job in the middle of the pitch in helping Newcastle to be the better team for most of the game.

None of the subs contributed anything of note in a positive way.

Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 1pm Monday:

newcastle v bournemouth player ratings

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

Bournemouth 2 Newcastle 2

Goals: 

Newcastle: Gayle 17 and 45+1

Bournemouth: Smith 80 Gosling 89

Possession was Bournemouth 64% Newcastle 36%

Total shots were Bournemouth 18 Newcastle 15

Shots on target were Bournemouth 5 Newcastle 4

Corners were  Bournemouth 8 Newcastle 1

Referee: Roger East

Newcastle United:

Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett, Ritchie (Manquillo 84) , Diame, Shelvey, Kenedy (Atsu 64), Gayle (Hayden 78), Perez

Unused Subs:

Darlow, Clark, Merino, Joselu

Crowd: 10,808 (Approx Newcastle 1,400)

(Instinct reaction from NUFC fans/writers to the match HERE)

(Eddie Howe reaction to the game HERE)

(Rafa defends his substitutions after later Newcastle collapse – Read HERE)

(Alan Shearer accentuates the Jonjo Shelvey positives – Read HERE)



  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    the 3 weakest players over the 28 games to date are, Hoss, Perez & SloMo.
    Shelvey did fade, but so did Diame yet escapes any blame & Perez is just shyte.
    I think if Merino had replaced either Jonjo or Slomo we would have held out for a win.
    the question is, what is the state of Merino`s fitness the lad seems to have just disappeared

    • mentalman

      i think rafa has been right recently to stick with the shelvey/diame partnership but merino should be playing some part in a game to get his fitness back up and avoid having players in the middle of the pitch who can’t physically run towards the end of the game

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        those 2 have been good together but both were spent on Saturday

        • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

          They looked tired in the last 20 mins. Mo gave away a couple of daft fouls through fatigue.

  • Philippines

    Since the sixties I have seen the ‘herd’ mentality at Newcastle when some players are out of favour. I thought Perez played well and I would have rated him 6. Out of interest I looked and the Daily Mail rated him six and the Chronicle 5. He made the second goal, a tap in, for Gayle and the lucky recipient of his pass gets 7.5.

    • robbersdog

      When a forward loses his marker and gets into a goal-scoring position, it isn’t ‘luck’.

      • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

        It’s amazing home many people gave marks but few actually watched the game. You simply can;t give a score based on 5 mins of highlights on a Saturday night.

        I don’t think you can really gauge a player from tv screen.

        That said, I only watched on a TV monitor and Perez did OK from what I could see.

      • Jezza

        Precisely.

    • TheFatController

      The scoring system I find excellent as it makes me pine for the 70s when I was too young to get the game itself, so if SuperMac, or Tudor scored, they’d get 10 out of 10 from me, even without the World Wide Web.

      Every week I look at the scores given and if someone has scored, whoop, they’re the next Pele …or John Tudor!

  • Obnoxious Andy

    Rafa should have taken off Lascelles and brought on Mitro.

    • Mitros gotta start

      T1T……schools out early

      • Obnoxious Andy

        B…b…bu…but…Mitro? 🤤

        At least recall Ivan Toney and bring him in for Diame if he gets tired. Really grind out that win.

    • Leazes.

      by helicopter from Fulham?

  • Leazes.

    It’s not a terribly good way to get average scores for players, as the current average is shown alongside the drop-box and influences the participant to mark up or down by one!

    The overall scores look likely to be set by the first contributor before the poll takes place.

    I’m just saying that you are wasting your time and everyone else’s unless you stop a ‘leaning’ poll and do it ‘blind’…

    • Obnoxious Andy

      Rafa deserves a zero. I demand a written apology for ruining my weekend.
      I replayed that game on FIFA and I managed to see the game out. Guess what, I had Mitro in the line up and he scored 5. #Rafaout