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:

newcastle v cardiff player ratings

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)



  • Jate Legend

    Harsh marking for our CBs who didn’t put a foot wrong and kept a clean sheet despite us being down to 10 men for half an hour.

    • Kneebotherm8

      Fair point…….after the sending off we’d have settled for a clean sheet……

      • Kenny

        I think after the red card Rafa went for the draw

        • Kneebotherm8

          He did…..like most managers would……but I thought we played better when down to 10 men…….and created more chances………often happens that like for some reason doesn’t it?…..should have nicked the win at the end obviously…….a disappointing draw……..

    • Andrew Cowley

      They did ok but to be fair the Cardiff striker had a mare.a better player would have scored,did you see his header?think he shouldered it.though Dummett was ok nothing going forward though.

      • Jate Legend

        It’s true their strike force was terrible man, am not going to try to play that up and we will have problems against better teams. But so will everyone else.

    • SuperDesHamilton

      To be fair they were up against a striker worse than ours, which is hard to do

  • Paul Patterson

    It’s funny. The stats suggest we were far the better side. Just a finisher would have done. The lack of a decent right back without Yedlin is glaring.

    • Kneebotherm8

      Or left back without Dummett..

    • Peter C

      Manquillo is just not good enough, a blind man can see that, so to speak.

      He’s had opportunities to prove himself, but it’s blatantly obvious, he isn’t up to the task of playing in the Premier League.

      In my thoughts, he shouldn’t get another game, and it was a mistake in signing him, which Rafa must take responsibility for.

      However, the manager is working with his hands tied behind his back, by the owner, and in the circumstances, is working minor miracles with what he’s got at his disposal.

      I really fear for us this season, as you can’t keep pulling rabbits out of a hat.

      Even if we were to go down, I wouldn’t, and i’m sure 99% of other fans wouldn’t, blame Rafa.

      The blame will well and truly be on the shoulders of Mike Ashley

    • Jate Legend

      We were the better side. If we had a clinical striker and more pace up front we would have buried them we had several dead ball situations on another day it would’ve been 3 0

  • toonterrier

    Why cant we rate the manager. He’s the one who picks the team and plans the tactics. After the performance yesterday he gets a three off me and that’s being nice.

    • Kenny

      Wasn’t Rafas day, was it

    • Billmag

      Love Rafa and I have always backed him but yesterday wasn’t his finest hour by any stretch of imagination.

      • Down Under Mag

        Wasn’t his best day but his job wasn’t made easy by red cards, ref decisions and injuries.

        I think had we not seen a LB crisis, we could have had Rondon on in the second half. To be honest, Joselu scored last week so it would have been harsh to drop him and he didn’t get any service as our midfield was inept as they come and couldn’t cope with the physical Warnock style (and against not helped by the ref allowing it and stopping play every 5 seconds). Let’s hope things make a sharp turnaround.

        • Billmag

          Fair comment. 👍

    • fistsofsteel2

      I’d give Rafa a 2 for the Cardiff game.

  • Kenny

    It was a shocker ok but King Rat hasn’t helped, has he.
    Shelvey is two moves ahead of the planks up front, Perez & Diame have gone back to their old selves & Manquillo was embarrassing, the other 3 at the back held the line but better teams will score. as for Kenedy he won’t play as badly as that & a 22 year old loanee can’t carry the team. The next few matches could turn into a nightmare. the Hoss needs pelting along with Diame & Perez, put three of the new guys in, they can’t do any worse than yesterday,

    • Down Under Mag

      I don’t know why we bother playing Perez or Diame int he first few games. As much as I like Perez he never seems to really kick off until Christmas…Diame almost the same. Certainly I am sure Rafa would have changed things around had he not had to play pass the parcel with players at LB because of injuries, stupidity and a laughably thin squad in that area. Kenedy just had no space and tried too much…often players like him get carried away trying to do too much against clodhopper teams under managers like Warnock. Hopefully the team got a wake up call and have their heads on for Chelsea or I fear we could see a cricket score. Rondon, Ki and Muto in for Joselu, Perez and Diame for me. Fingers crossed we see Yedlin back fit for that as well as we really missed his pace.

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    Perez nearly scored twice his second shot hit the keeper who knew nothing about it and was lucky. Ony Perez looked like scoring from either side I despair at times.