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:

newcastle v crystal palace player ratings

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

Newcastle United:

Darlow, Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie, Diame (Hayden 65), Shelvey, Kenedy (Atsu 57), Gayle, Perez (Merino 80)

Unused Subs:

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)

  • mentalman

    not harsh at all, i’m suprised after recent scoring yedlin and clark got such a high rating.

    Can we include a score for rafa in future?

    • Pozz Mozz

      rafa’s score would be inversely proportional to mitrovic’s at fulham

    • Rich Lawson

      Not much pace now but maybe ok as a block in the wall ?

    • Mike Adam

      That would be real interesting, but why not?

  • Leicester Mag

    Second half was utter shyt. Sadly Gayle and Ritchie lack anything like the pace / power or skill needed. The marks reflect a championship team struggling against a poor PL team.

    • Monkseaton Magpies

      Palace the team which nearly beat Man City a couple of weeks a go only missing a penalty in the last minute they were the better team against City so give Newcastle some credit but forgot this is the Mag.

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    Clark did a lot of blocks and was tremendous yes one mistake by pulling a shirt but if every defender was brought up would be raining penalties. The fact that Palace only scored one from the spot and the defence held firm means these marks leave a lot to be desired. Kenedy was worth an eight for the first half with great passes. Perez worked hard but was pushed off the ball to easily but still made a good contribution.
    Time we saved a penalty though.

    • Philippines

      Darlow was close to saving that penalty.

    • steveS100

      Elliott saved a penalty against West Ham 6 weeks ago. That one was given away by Clark too (although outside the box). He gives everything but he’s only championship standard really.

  • robbersdog

    A few thoughts…

    1. Mo Diame has come good; his recent performances justify his place in the team.

    2. Kenedy adds a bit of much needed quality. He was desperate for games, he’s keen to impress and his loan move was good timing for all concerned.

    3. We desperately need an upgrade at No.9 and No.10, and a new, creative midfielder wouldn’t go amiss either. We’re three new players away from being a mid-table team, but a hell of a long way from being in and around the top six.

    4. We’re now 2/1 to get relegated; I think that’s about right and the next few weeks are going to be very stressful. As much as the team needs to hold its collective nerve, we’re just as reliant on three other teams messing up. Brighton and Swansea have got their tails up, Palace, Southampton and West Ham are unlikely to go down, so I reckon it’s three out of NUFC, Stoke, West Brom and Huddersfield.

    • Paul Patterson

      Four wins/12 points and we’re safe.

      • steveS100

        4 wins out of 12 games which includes Man U, Liverpool, Spurs, Arsenal and Chelsea. So really that would be 4 out of 7, of which 4 are away. Unlikely but ‘could’ escape with as few as 10 more points.

        Home games are against Southampton, Huddersfield and West Brom. Probably need to win them all. So the fact we haven’t won at home in the league since October isn’t a cause for great optimism…

        • Paul Patterson

          Nope. It’s going to be tight.

        • Lord

          I’d pull in Watford as well as they are on a big downer.

          On the plus side, we aren’t losing games and are almost as good at picking up points away as from home games.

        • Tomb

          Chelsea is a chance of a result particularly if Conte is leaving or if they have nowt to play for by then. Leicester, Everton and Watford will potentially have nowt to play for by the time we face them. And all depends on how many points our rivals get of course.

      • Mike Adam

        Yes, or 3 wins and 3 draws

  • Paul Patterson

    Maybe Kenedy’s arrival has given Diame a licence to get forward a bit more. He’s looked great the last two games.

  • Soldier

    we won`t get anywhere with Assley, this season will be the norm if he stays

  • Kieran Dire

    Kenedy has a great first touch, excellent close control and plenty of pace as well, could he play as a number 10 I wonder? More space out wide, but given our weakness there I think he would be a step up, and maybe have more ability to impact more games from there. We are also not short of wide people, although none of them are in great form. Murphy is probably the most consistent right now, which makes the reason to leave him out yesterday a bit puzzling, can only assume it was because Rafa wanted Ritchie to double up with Yedlin on Zaha.

  • 5floorshigh

    Gayle got rated 3.2 ???……surely this is a mistake as he wasn’t playing !