The results of the Newcastle v Manchester City 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.

Saturday at the Etihad was always going to be a tough one but Newcastle United emerged with some dignity intact and some very good performances.

The star man was undoubtedly Martin Dubravka (8.7), he was outstanding and pulled off countless saves, the two that did go past him having to be pretty special.

Alongside the keeper, three outfield players also stood out.

DeAndre Yedlin (7.8) was a little at fault (though not the main culprit) for the opening goal but aside from that was very much back to his best. Did well in defence and did his best to help get things going in attack, the standout obviously being the lung bursting 70 yard run that got him the equaliser.

It was Salomon Rondon (7.5) who got an excellent assist for that goal and the expression ‘strong as an ox’ was clearly written with him in mind. Despite being isolated much of the time, he did a brilliant job in holding up the ball until distant help arrived.

Federic Fernandez (7.1) is making a very good impression so far and put in another composed display at Old Trafford, not really putting a foot wrong.

At the other end of the scale, four starting players were marked under 6.0 and one of those was Jamaal Lascelles (5.7). Badly at fault for that opening goal and yet to hit the heights of last season when he was the key figure in the team.

Ayoze Perez (4.8) was the very lowest, once again offering pretty much nothing and weak in possession. If Muto had shown anything so far, the Spaniard would surely be out of the team.

Ki Sung-yueng (5.0) gave the ball away often and didn’t convince on Saturday, so far not proving any kind of a replacement for Shelvey.

Kenedy (5.2) did a little better than the last two appearances but had the thankless task of trying to support Salomon Rondon when possible. Played a valuable part in the build up to Yedlin’s goal and hopefully he will benefit from this international break.

Completing the picture you had three players who did ok, Diame (6.2) getting about the midfielder and doing what he could to stifle the opposition, whilst Dummett (6.6) and Clark put in decent shifts at the back.

As for the subs, Christian Atsu (3.7) was once again woeful, whilst Joselu (4.7) and Murphy (4.4) struggled to make any kind of an impact.

Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 9am Sunday:

newcastle v manchester city player ratings

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

Manchester City 2 Newcastle United 1

Goals

Newcastle: Yedlin 30

Man City: Sterling 8, Walker 52

Possession was Man City 78% Newcastle 22%

Total shots were  Man City 24 Newcastle 3

Shots on target were Man City 8 Newcastle 2

Corners were  Man City 4 Newcastle 0

Referee: Kevin Friend

Newcastle United:

Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Fernandez, Clark (Murphy 81), Dummett, Ki, Diame, Kenedy (Atsu 54), Perez, Rondon (Joselu 73)

Unused Subs:

Darlow, Sterry, Longstaff, Muto

Crowd: 53,946

(To read the instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the Man City match go HERE)

(To read NUFC player match ratings from the game  go HERE)

(Jermaine Jenas “I feel sorry for the Newcastle fans when I see what I see there” – Read it HERE)

(Alan Shearer speaking about position Newcastle are in after defeat at Man City – Read HERE)



  • David Ormondroyd

    Old Trafford? We play at the Etihad you fool

    • Toontaff

      Crikey, we played at the Etihad? And Atsu came on after 54 minutes, before The Hoss and Murphy? You might have expected the reporters to get the basics right……………No doubt too busy slating Perez and Dummett………….

      • Kenny

        nothing the matter with Dummett, steady as a rock.

        • Toontaff

          I’ve always rated Dummett, was just a reference to the constant slating of certain players, whilst some like Darlow, Mitro were always ‘brilliant’.

  • Kenny

    poor old Perez now into his 5th season and has managed a good 6 months in that time. never going to make it in the prem, more suited to the continent

    • Toontaff

      What is worrying, is that despite Perez playing out of position on the wing, and getting a 3 from our expert reporter who didn’t even realise Atsu was on as a sub, Perez still gets higher than 2 actual wingers, Atsu and Murphy.

      • Foggy

        OK, so Perez is better than two players who are a complete waste of space. I feel so much better now.

        • Toontaff

          I was referring to the positions they played.
          Rafa clearly does not see any of them as a waste of space.
          Seems Murphy isn’t getting the same excuse as Mitro did, about being young/inexperienced whilst Perez cost 2 million, so we should expect him to be world class…………

  • robbersdog

    Dubravka was amazing; he’s definitely Rafa’s best buy.

    • DC1964

      I agree. A bargain when you consider how much Kepa and Alisson cost Chelsea and Liverpool respectively!

  • When Saturday Comes

    Thought Rondon was tremendous and will be a great player once he gets more support. Perez while he lost the ball a few times at least was brave enough to have a go and like at Cardiff where he had a couple of good shots looks like the only creative player likely to do anything. So far Kenedy has not hit top form and Rafa needs to put his arm round him and have a good chat as all does not seem well.
    also when clubs are paying £70m for keepers how we got ours for £4m is a mystery. One recurrent theme on here is that our team cost next to nothing compared to other teams. However the likes of Lascelles (average yesterday) Shelvey, Kenedy and Rondon would probably be worth £140m alone in todays market.

    • Ben Jones

      oh they’d be happy if we had spent an extra 150m aquiring them players, these people are perverse

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