Newcastle v West Brom player ratings from fans – NUFC star makes it 4 MOTM awards in 5 games
The results of the Newcastle v West Brom 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.
A bad day at the office all round for the Newcastle team.
After the game, Rafa Benitez has talked about the players needing to get that ‘intensity’ back, and for whatever reason they dipped below what had happened in the previous four home matches.
One player who maybe could be excused was Mohamed Diame, despite a few wayward passes his display did display the usual energy we have come to expect in the second half of the season.
I’m not one to advocate going around kicking people but maybe no coincidence that Diame was the only NUFC player to be booked.
He was Newcastle’s highest rated player with a lowly 6.0 and that is four times in the last five matches that Mohamed Diame has been rated by supporters as the top performer. Against Everton, Arsenal and Huddersfield it was the same, whilst Shelvey was your pick at Leicester.
Martin Dubravka was second choice (5.8) as he as usual looked composed when dealing with balls into the box, left badly exposed for the goal, he only faced one other shot on target and saved well.
Florian Lejeune (5.6) was third best, for once rated higher than his central defensive partner Jamaal Lascelles (5.1), maybe Lascelles’ low mark and poor to average performance sums up the team’s overall display.
Only two other players rated 5.0 or better, wingers Kenedy and Ritchie each scoring 5.2 and having the odd moment, though not quite doing enough this time. Kenedy hitting a post when he should instead have rolled a simple square six yard pass to Gayle who would have had an empty net to knock it into.
Speaking of which, they had poor service but fans made Gayle and Perez joint lowest rated on 3.1 each, though if Foster hadn’t pulled off a brilliant reflex save to a header, the number nine would have been back amongst the scorers.
Elsewhere, Yedlin (4.2) was poor at the back and going forward, apart from a late cross that Joselu somehow managed to put wide.
Jonjo Shelvey also sharing that 4.2 rating, as just like Everton he couldn’t really open up the opposition, the visitors solid in defence.
Paul Dummett (4.1) maybe lucky to not be bottom of the ratings. After being very good and consistent since coming back from injury, he just wasn’t at it on Saturday. Asleep for the goal and then guilty of the same when Dubravka made his only save of the match.
As for the subs, nobody made a positive change, with Joselu (2.3) rated very lowest after putting that late header wide from six yards out.
Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 10.30am Monday:
If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v West Brom 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 0 West Brom 1
West Brom: Phillips 29
Possession was West Brom 36% Newcastle 64%
Total shots were West Brom 9 Newcastle 17
Shots on target were West Brom 2 Newcastle 2
Corners were West Brom 1 Newcastle 5
Referee: David Coote
Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett (Murphy 58) Ritchie, Shelvey, Kenedy, Perez (Joselu 78), Gayle (Slimani 65)
Darlow, Manquillo, Clark, Hayden
Crowd: 52,283 (1,000 West Brom approx)
(To read the instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to today’s game – Go HERE)
(Darren Moore thought Newcastle got off lightly – Read it HERE)
(Brutal honesty from Rafa Benitez after the game – Read it HERE)
(Alan Shearer reaction to Newcastle defeat – Read it HERE)
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