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Newcastle v Watford player ratings from fans – A shocker of a performance and only one positive

4 years ago

The results of the Newcastle v Watford 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.

Not much you can say about this performance, well not when it comes to positives anyway.

The man of the match by some distance was Martin Dubravka (7.8).

He should have done better on the cross for the second goal but apart from that he single-handedly kept the score down in that dismal first half.

It was actually Matt Ritchie (6.1) who was next best best and he only came off the bench in the 53rd minute.

Other than that, only three others got ratings of 5.0 or higher and that included another sub, DeAndre Yedlin (5.7). The other two being goalscorer Ayoze Perez (5.8) and Jonjo Shelvey (5.7), the pair of them featuring in most of Newcastle’s brighter moments, such as they were.

As for the real negatives…four players scored under 4.0.

Jacob Murphy (2.8) was nowhere near what Newcastle needed as he fluffed his opportunity.

Elsewhere, Paul Dummett (3.6) made it consecutive shockers, the left-back as poor as he was against West Brom.

Dwight Gayle (3.5) yet again never came close to scoring, whilst Javier Manquillo (3.2) put in a great cross for the Perez goal but was terrible other than that. Neither he nor Murphy did much for the reputation of those players who haven’t been getting a game.

Mikel Merino (4.9) can be allowed a poor mark as he was only for a few minutes but another four players didn’t even reach a mark of 5.0.

Kenedy (4.5) is maybe feeling the effects of finally getting a decent run of games, whilst for whatever reason, Mohamed Diame (4.4) dropped well below what we have come to expect in 2018.

Centre-backs Lascelles and Lejeune (both 4.3) had their worst game so far as a partnership, Newcastle’s defence looking at times like they’d never met before Saturday.

Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 10pm Monday:

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

Watford 2 Newcastle 1


Watford: Pereyra 2, Gray 28

Newcastle: Perez 55

Possession was Watford 39% Newcastle 61%

Total shots were Watford 11 Newcastle 9

Shots on target were Watford 8 Newcastle 1

Corners were Watford 2 Newcastle 5

Referee: Roger East

Newcastle United:

Dubravka, Manquillo (Yedlin 67), Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett, Murphy (Ritchie 53), Shelvey, Diame (Merino 84), Kenedy, Perez, Gayle

Unused Subs:

Darlow, Hayden, Joselu, Haidara

Crowd; 20,375 (2,000 Newcastle)

(At least Rafa’s half-time ‘chat’ woke NUFC up at Watford – Read HERE)

(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Watford 2 Newcastle 1 – Read HERE)

(Javi Gracia admits Watford got lucky – Read HERE)

(Rafa Benitez still believes his team can beat anyone if they have this – Read HERE)


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