The results of the Newcastle v Arsenal player ratings by fans.
Always interesting 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.
This is becoming a little bit repetitive…
In the 3-0 win over Southampton it was Jonjo Shelvey who was Newcastle man of the match in our ratings from Newcastle fans.
Then we had Mohamed Diame getting top marks in the 1-0 victory over Huddersfield.
At Leicester, it was back to Jonjo Shelvey as he pulled the strings to down Leicester 2-1.
Now, you won’t be surprised to learn, we are back wit Mohamed Diame after Sunday’s display.
An all-action display sees Diame deservedly getting a collective fan rating of 9.1.
In second place come his central midfield partner Jonjo Shelvey with 8.3, sharing that mark with goalcorer Ayoze Perez.
Matt Ritchie (8.1) scored the winning goal and is the fourth player to get a rating of over 8.0.
Nobody let the side down but no surprise to see all of the back five getting decent marks.
Martin Dubravka (7.3) had few saves to make but once again was excellent at dealing with high balls into the box, with the exception of one that he didn’t properly connect with in the second half.
Lascelles (7.7) and Lejeune (7.5) once again very good in the middle of defence, with Paul Dummett (7.8) solid and DeAndre Yedlin (7.2) energetic and with an assist for the equaliser.
Kenedy (7.3) had a quieter game but came into his own as the game opened up later on, seeing one effort deflected onto the woodwork.
The odd man out though is Dwight Gayle (6.6) who is maybe harshly treated as he did well to help create the first goal and his unselfish running in behind was essential to how Rafa wanted to play, with Shelvey dropping the ball over the top.
Special mention for sub Islam Slimani (7.6), he was on less than half an hour and looks a right handful. As well as creating the winner, the striker linked play up well and put some clever passes in, including the one where Kenedy came close to scoring.
Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 1pm Monday:
If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Arsenal 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 2 Arsenal 1
Newcastle: Perez 29, Ritchie 68
Arsenal: Lacazette 14
Possession was Arsenal 72% Newcastle 28%
Total shots were Arsenal 15 Newcastle 8
Shots on target were Arsenal 3 Newcastle 4
Corners were Arsenal 5 Newcastle 2
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett, Ritchie (Murphy 86), Shelvey, Kenedy, Perez (Joselu 79), Gayle (Slimani 63))
Darlow, Manquillo, Clark, Hayden
Crowd: 52,210 (2,700 Arsenal approx)
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(Arsene Wenger says Newcastle didn’t even deserve a point…Read HERE)
(Rafa Benitez reaction after final whistle – Read HERE)
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(Mohamed Diame talks through the win over Arsenal and reaching PL safety – Read it HERE)