The results of the Newcastle v Crystal Palace 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.
I was interested to see the results of the fan ratings as yesterday was one of those strange games.
Newcastle played well the first-half and were worthy of their lead, which arguably they should have doubled by the break, though Palace had their moments as well.
However, the second-half saw Palace’s better attacking players dominate and Newcastle found it hard to even get out their own half at times. I’m guessing the ratings would have been far better if the halves had been reversed and it had been Newcastle the stronger after the break.
The same two players top the ratings as they did for Burnley on Wednesday.
Mohamed Diame (7.2) rated top man as he put a goal on top of another whole-hearted performance in the middle of the pitch, quite remarkable after his first 18 months at the club.
Kenedy (6.9) wasn’t able to have quite as much influence in the first-half as he did against Burnley but he was still arguably Newcastle’s biggest threat going forward, until fading and being replaced in the second-half as he still progresses towards full match fitness.
Stepping up yesterday was Paul Dummett (6.9) who equalled Kenedy’s rating, the left-back giving a strong committed display, especially after half-time when Palace dominated.
At the other end of the scale, the lowest rated were front pair Dwight Gayle (3.2) and Ayoze Perez (4.2).
Newcastle as always desperate for a number 10 who can give far more than Perez, whilst Gayle got very little service and things just aren’t falling for him in the box. However, if Kenedy had looked up instead of shooting after an excellent first-half run, he could have given Gayle a tap-in.
Only two other players rated 6.0 or higher and these were Jamaal Lascelles (6.2) and Karl Darlow (6.1).
Newcastle did look a bit overrun at times so possibly Lascelles marked down a bit for that as organisation was lacking at times. Very harsh on Darlow though, I know some fans say he should come more for crosses but he made some excellent saves and was even very unlucky with the penalty as he got a hand to it.
Elsewhere, it was poor/mediocre performances according to the ratings from fans.
Yedlin (5.4) and Clark (5.3) feeling the pressure at the back, whilst Shelvey (5.4) and Matt Ritchie (5.2) are once again finding it very difficult to have the same kind of influence as they did in the Championship.
Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 8am Monday:
If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Crystal Palace 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:
Crystal Palace 1 Newcastle 1
Newcastle: Diame 22
Palace: Milivojevic (Pen) 55
Possession was Palace 54% Newcastle 46%
Total shots were Palace 21 Newcastle 11
Shots on target were Palace 6 Newcastle 8
Corners were Palace 5 Newcastle 6
Referee: Andre Marriner
Darlow, Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie, Diame (Hayden 65), Shelvey, Kenedy (Atsu 57), Gayle, Perez (Merino 80)
Dubravka, Lejeune, Manquillo, Murphy
Crowd: 25,746 (Newcastle 2,900)
(Read Alan Shearer’s reaction to the Palace match HERE)
(Read the instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Palace game HERE)
(Read Roy Hodgson’s verdict HERE)
(Read what Rafa Benitez had to say about the Palace match HERE)