Newcastle United v Brighton player ratings from fans – Obvious best and worst with limitations shown up
The results of the Newcastle v Brighton 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.
One player stood out as single-handedly tried to bring Newcastle that elusive first win but Jonjo Shelvey (7.0) didn’t have the necessary quality alongside him or in front of him.
The next highest mark going to Federico Fernandez (6.4), yet again proving to be Newcastle’s best defender on the day.
In terms of attack, Matt Ritchie (5.8) and Kenedy (5.7) were next best, both had their moments but not quite the quality to make a difference.
At the back, Martin Dubravka (5.7) had no chance with the deflected goal and dealt with the limited Brighton threat otherwise, although his distribution wasn’t great.
Like wise, Paul Dummett (5.7) did ok defensively as Brighton rarely got numbers forward, though Dummett was as usual shocking going forward, a major weakness when Kenedy keeps coming inside and opens up space that an attacking left-back would be exploiting.
As for the very worst on Saturday, the fans made that clear when Muto was subbed instead of Perez, the Spaniard was woeful and looked lacking in terms of desire, Ayoze Perez scoring 2.2 and lucky to get that. To complete his performance, Perez was also badly at fault when lazily failing to mark his man at the corner that produced the goal, watching on as the Brighton player was allowed a free shot on the edge of the box.
Next lowest was substitute Joselu (2.8) who contributed nothing when he came on, summing up why Rafa was so reluctant to make any substitutions.
Mohamed Diame (3.8) continues to struggle and points to the ridiculous lack of ambition in the transfer market, Mikel Merino sold for £10m and Rafa only allowed to bring in free agent Ki Sung-yeung.
Yoshinori Muto (4.3) did a lot of running but is touch was shocking at times. The service to him was poor to say the least and his only chance was that difficult reflex header after Shelvey’s shot was parried.
DeAndre Yedlin (4.6) found space limited as Brighton defended so deep, meaning his pace wasn’t able to affect the game. Whilst Jamaal Lascelles (4.8) was very average and once again looking second best to Fernandez.
Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 8am Monday:
If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Brighton 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 0 Brighton 1
Brighton: Kayal 29
Possession was Brighton 32% Newcastle 68%
Total shots were Brighton 8 Newcastle 27
Shots on target were Brighton 2 Newcastle 6
Corners were Brighton 2 Newcastle 10
Referee: Andre Marriner
Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Fernandez, Dummett, Ritchie, Diame, Shelvey, Kenedy, Perez, Muto (Joselu 74)
Darlow, Atsu, Murphy, Schar, Hayden, Manquillo
Crowd: 50,329 (Brighton approx 1,300)
(Can these statistics from Newcastle 0 Brighton 1 be misleading? Read HERE)
(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the defeat HERE)
(Lee Charnley “We’ll do better when we play the lesser teams” – Read HERE)
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