Newcastle 1 Tottenham 2 – Interesting player ratings from fans for Saturday’s defeat at St James Park
The results of the Newcastle v Tottenham 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 real split in terms of how various players did against Tottenham.
Easily the two best performers according to these fan ratings were the men on the wings.
Matt Ritchie (7.5) tireless as always and putting in that stunning cross that Joselu couldn’t fail to score from.
Close behind was Kenedy (7.2), he was easily the biggest threat to Spurs and if he hadn’t froze on his big chance with just the keeper to beat, would almost certainly have been Newcastle’s man of the match.
A clear third was Martin Dubravka (6.6), left exposed by his defenders on both goals but did well overall and made a stunning save from Sissoko, though his distribution was a bit ropey for once.
After that, we are really getting to below average performances, Jamaal Lascelles (6.2) next best, but the defence not showing its usual discipline under the captain.
Jonjo Shelvey (6.1) had his moments but gave the ball away far too often, whilst Joselu (6.0) put his goal away and put Kenedy in for his big opportunity, but the Spaniard’s all round play offered Newcastle very little.
Dummett and Clark both scored 5.8, doing the basics but not really up the level needed, whilst Diame was even worse than Shelvey for giving the ball away.
The two clear weakest performers in the fans’ eyes were Perez (4.9) and Yedlin (4.7).
The right-back gave it his all as usual but was caught out of position often and failed to challenge when Alli headed the winner, as for Perez he was totally anonymous and offered zero threat to the Spurs defence.
On a brighter note, subs Rondon and Muto both scored 5.8 and whilst nothing startling, suggested that they will offer a lot more up front that the options Rafa had last season. As for Christian Atsu (3.3), his contribution for the final 23 minutes was feeble at best.
If we are looking at comparisons to the start of last season, a positive maybe that four of the five top performers on Saturday have been added since then.
Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 10.30am Monday:
If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Tottenham 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 1 Tottenham 2
Newcastle: Joselu 11
Tottenham: Vertonghen 8, Alli 18
Possession was Tottenham 60% Newcastle 40%
Total shots were Tottenham 15 Newcastle 15
Shots on target were Tottenham 5 Newcastle 2
Corners were Tottenham 5 Newcastle 3
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie (Atsu 69), Shelvey, Diame, Kenedy, Perez (Muto 81), Joselu (Rondon 59)
Darlow, Manquillo, Schar, Ki
Crowd: 51,749 (3,000 Tottenham)
(Read instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the Spurs defeat HERE)
(You can read the match ratings for NUFC players from one of our writers HERE)
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