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Newcastle v Leicester player ratings from fans – Obvious where supporters see the biggest weaknesses

3 years ago

The results of the Newcastle v Leicester 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.

When you get beat and still your goalkeeper is Newcastle’s man of the match, it tells a story.

Martin Dubravka (5.9) got close to Vardy’s well placed penalty and was left totally unprotected for Maguire’s goal from a corner, other than that he made some good saves and was in command of his box.

His closest challenger was Matt Ritchie (5.2), a typical busy performance but as usual, the jobs of the supply line are made very difficult when you have such a slow and poor duo as Perez and Joselu up front. Much was made of Newcastle fans booing the decision to sub Ritchie first and it is puzzling, he hasn’t been great but compared  to other players AND the options on the bench, very difficult to know why five times in six starts Rafa has taken the Scottish international off.

The only other player to score 5.0 or better was Jamaal Lascelles (5.1), he was more exposed with not having Lejeune or Fernandez alongside him but did his best to hold things together at the back.

Three other players scored 4.0 or better, with Jonjo Shelvey (4.9) looking a forlorn figure at times. A player whose big strength is trying to supply incisive, sometimes killer, passes – instead he is the most handicapped by having that immobile low quality duo up front, giving him little or no options when he looks up.

Ciaran Clark and DeAndre Yedlin stuck at in defence and both scored 4.3, though Clark was badly at fault on the second goal and Yedlin gave away the penalty.

At the very bottom end of things, little surprise who Newcastle fans see as the weakest links.

It is becoming an increasingly difficult challenge playing with Joselu (2.2) and/or Perez (2.5) up front, the two of them together is not a morale booster when the team is announced.

Completing the line-up, you had Diame (3.8), Kenedy (3.8) and Atsu (3.5), the trio contributing very little as Newcastle meekly lost the game.

As for the subs, not much to say about Murphy (3.5) and Manquillo (29) but Muto (4.4) was lively and his running alone suggested he is surely deserving a place next Saturday ahead of either Joselu or Perez.

Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 7am Tuesday:


If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Leicester 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 Leicester 2


Leicester: Vardy 30, Maguire 73

Possession was Leicester 59% Newcastle 41%

Total shots were  Leicester 12 Newcastle 6

Shots on target were Leicester 5 Newcastle 1

Corners were  Leicester 9 Newcastle 5

Referee: Simon Hooper

Newcastle United:

Dubravka, Yedlin (Manquillo 80), Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie (Murphy 65), Shelvey, Diame, Atsu, Perez (Muto 69), Joselu

Unused Subs:

Darlow, Schar, Longstaff, Hayden

Crowd: 51,523 (3,000 Leicester approx)

(Video – Absolute disgrace as Mike Ashley sends in his people to take down Rafa Benitez and Kevin Keegan banners – Watch here)

(To read instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the Leicester defeat go HERE)

(Disgraceful lies as newspaper headlines claim ‘Newcastle fans turn on Rafa Benitez after Leicester’ – Read HERE)

(Paul Merson has his say on the Leicester match, Mike Ashley and Newcastle United HERE)

(Read our Newcastle 0 Leicester 2 match report HERE)


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