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Newcastle v Crystal Palace player ratings from fans – Writing is on wall with repeat of Arsenal results

3 years ago

The results of the Newcastle v Crystal Palace player ratings by fans.

Always interested 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.

Newcastle started the game in a decent fashion, having slightly more of the possession and putting a few decent moves together. However, next to no chances were created and of those that were, the Perez and Joselu efforts ended up little more that passes back to the Palace keeper.

The home side improved as the game went on and Newcastle faded, meaning a second half largely dominated by Crystal Palace, but how did Newcastle’s players perform individually.

Anybody who watched the game could clearly see where Newcastle were and weren’t performing, a carbon copy almost of the Arsenal game.

Last week, Newcastle players including Dubravka and the back four in their top six rated players.

This time it is even more stark, the Newcastle keeper and back four fill all five top ratings from supporters.

Federico Fernandez (7.9) was head and shoulders above the rest, way out in front in the fan ratings.

Next best was Martin Dubravka (6.9) who played very well, apart from failing to cut out the cross when Sakho missed the open goal. Having watched the incident a number of times though, I think Dubravka was put in a position were he suddenly realised the Palace player was totally unmarked, and even though he probably knew he (Dubravka) was struggling to get to the cross, he knew he had to try. The NUFC keeper did I think put Sakho off to an extent as well.

Lascelles (6.5), Dummett (6.3) and Yedlin (6.2) make up the rest of the top five ratings, not outstanding but all stuck to their task and helped Newcastle cling onto a clean sheet and a point.

When it comes to the weakest, last week Ayoze Perez was kept from very bottom spot by Isaac Hayden but this time with a fan rating of 2.9 he has once again ended up bottom of the pile. Such a key position in the team and he has offered nothing  all season, had that great chance at 0-0 but lacked the pace and desire to close in on the keeper and finish.

He edged out Rondon (3.2) and Kenedy (3.3).

Rafa said after the game he’d had to take off the striker at half-time because he had been restricted by an injury in the 45 minutes on the pitch. As for Kenedy, I thought he did a little better than recent games but still giving nothing like what we saw last season.

Mohamed Diame (4.4) is another who has so far failed to match what he did from February onwards.

Jonjo Shelvey (5.8) and Matt Ritchie (5.5) did their best but with a lack of quality around them, little of real note was created going forward. The first-half saw both hitting some decent crossfield/diagonal balls but nothing  really clicking as a team.

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

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

Crystal Palace 0 Newcastle 0 


Possession was Palace 62% Newcastle 38%

Total shots were  Palace 16 Newcastle 6

Shots on target were Palace 4 Newcastle 3

Corners were  Palace 9 Newcastle 5

Referee: Andre Marriner

Newcastle United:

Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Fernandez, Dummett, Ritchie (Atsu 73), Diame, Shelvey, Kenedy, Perez (Muto 81), Rondon (Joselu 46)

Unused Subs:

Darlow, Manquillo, Clark, Ki

Crowd: 25,679 (2,900 Newcastle approx)

(Alan Shearer reacts to Newcastle’s 0-0 draw at Palace – Read HERE)

(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the goalless draw with Crystal Palace – Read HERE)

(Mike Ashley turns up and gets the full treatment! – Read HERE)

(Rafa Benitez talks about Mike Ashley’s appearance at Selhurst Park HERE)


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