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Player Ratings

Newcastle v Cardiff player ratings from fans – Four almost respectable but some real shockers

3 years ago

The results of the Newcastle v Cardiff 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.

The only real positive from this game was that Newcastle didn’t lose.

Plus I suppose you can kind of add a clean sheet to that small list, though if Cardiff’s Zohore hadn’t been so hopeless, the home side would have scored and almost certainly won the game.

As for individual performances, there were only really four players who escaped with semi-respectable scores.

‘Man of the match’ for Newcastle was Jonjo Shelvey (6.1) and whilst he did still play some decent passes and show a willingness to try and create, he was also wayward with a fair few balls. Not exactly helped by his teammates, especially the immobile and anonymous front two.

The other three to escape with half-decent ratings from fans were all at the back.

Ciaran Clark (6.0) the pick, whilst alongside him Jamaal Lascelles (5.9) and keeper Dubravka (5.9) also given credit for helping to keep it goalless.

At the other end of the scale, red carded sub Isaac Hayden (1.7) was very lowest, only on the pitch for 20 minutes but in that time given the runaround by Josh Murphy.

Of the starters, Kenedy (1.7) suffered. Turning into trouble at every turn, he even managed to go through the entire first half without successfully passing to a teammate. Credit to him for being willing to take the penalty but an abysmal effort.

Javier Manquillo (2.3) only lasted until half-time before injury ended his game but he was hopeless, Murphy running past him at will and after one yellow card, the right-back could ave received another and reduced Newcastle to 10 men before the break.

The anonymous front two were mentioned earlier and Joselu (3.6) and Perez (3.9) gave the team next to nothing, surely Rafa can’t persevere with both of them next Sunday against Chelsea.

Making  up a poor team effort we had Diame (4.4) once again nowhere near his late last season levels, whilst Ritchie (5.3) struggled to create anything of note and Dummett (5.4) was mediocre at the back and gave zero going forward.

No consolation that Cardiff were almost as poor, after all, they are the hot odds-on relegation favourites.

Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 6pm Sunday:

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

Cardiff 0 Newcastle 0

Possession was Cardiff 51% Newcastle 49%

Total shots were  Cardiff 12 Newcastle 12

Shots on target were Cardiff 1 Newcastle 6

Corners were  Cardiff 5 Newcastle 5

Referee: Craig Pawson

Newcastle United:

Dubravka, Manquillo (Hayden 45, sent off on 66), Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie (Murphy 70), Shelvey, Diame, Kenedy, Perez (Muto 65), Joselu

Unused Subs:

Darlow, Fernandez, Ki, Rondon

Crowd: 30,720

(Alan Shearer reacts to today’s dismal match HERE)

(A nightmare for Kenedy on Saturday – Read HERE)

(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the 0-0 draw HERE)


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