Newcastle v Burnley player ratings results – Rafa’s £9m bargain trio doing the business
The results of the Newcastle v Burnley 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.
A trio of summer signings make up the top three performers from Monday night.
Yet another dominant display by Federico Fernandez (8.1), pretty faultless at the back and ‘scored’ the opening goal.
Just shaded out of top billing was Ki Sung-yeung (8.0), who was once more excellent in the middle of the pitch. Very much the playmaker, always available for the ball and then reworking it, constantly trying to move it and the team forward when possible.
Next up is Fabian Schar (7.5), who since getting his chance through injury to Lascelles, has excelled in these last three matches. His distribution from the back is also a big asset to the team play.
Imagine being set the challenge of finding two new centre-backs and a playmaker for a Premier League side/squad that has just finished tenth and only being given a £9m budget, that is life under Mike Ashley and thankfully Rafa Benitez has worked his magic (Fernandez £6m, Schar £3m, Ki £0).
Where you do need to spend Premier League size money, is in the forward positions.
Ayoze Perez (5.8) yet again picking up the very lowest marks from fans after contributing little, apart from that one moment when he put Joselu through one on one. Salomon Rondon (5.9) was little better, struggling to get into the game to any significant degree, his hold up play at times ok but at other times lacking.
Obviously not writing Rondon off and his performance against Bournemouth shows/suggests he can be a valuable asset this season- but at some point Newcastle do need to invest in goals and creativity for both the centre-forward and number 10 position. Wouldn’t mind Rondon being signed permanently as well, if he performs, but surely a case of clearing out the likes of Joselu and Perez in these upcoming transfer windows and spending proper money on the vital forward positions.
As for the rest of the ratings, Newcastle fans gave the rest of the back four decent marks, Ciaran Clark (7.5) matching Schar’s rating with the help of his goal, although should have put in a better challenge when Vokes scored. Whilst DeAndre Yedlin (7.3) was his usual energetic self and made one particularly eye-catching block in the box when throwing himself in front of the shot, then at the other end created that ‘unmissable’ chance for Ritchie…
Mohamed Diame (7.3) was also given a positive rating, the midfielder managing these last couple of games to get more success in breaking down the opposition and putting very good pressure on his midfield opponents.
In the slightly below par zone, fans have put Dubravka (6.5), Ritchie (6.5) and Kenedy (6.4). I think all three marks are a little harsh.
The keeper maybe could have saved Vokes’ header with better positioning but other than that he did well and made some important saves.
Kenedy I thought was a bigger threat than most of this season and his willingness to carry the ball is a major asset to Newcastle, whilst Ritchie put in the cross for the winner and was his usual hard working self – maybe punished a little too harshly for that miss.
Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 7.30am Wednesday:
If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Burnley 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:
Burnley 1 Newcastle 2
Newcastle: Fernandez (Mee own goal?) 4, Clark 23
Burnley: Vokes 40
Possession was Burnley 56% Newcastle 44%
Total shots were Burnley 14 Newcastle 17
Shots on target were Burnley 4 Newcastle 3
Corners were Burnley 5 Newcastle 5
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Dubravka, Yedlin, Schar, Fernandez, Clark, Ritchie, Diame, Ki, Kenedy (Hayden 90), Rondon (Joselu 71), Perez
Woodman, Manquillo, Shelvey, Murphy, Atsu
Crowd: 20,628 (Newcastle 2,400)
(The instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the win HERE)
(Read the match report HERE)
(Sean Dyche puts defeat down to ‘lucky’ and ‘poor’ goals – Read HERE)
(After NUFC win, Danny Mills sees problems ahead for Burnley AND Newcastle fans – Rad HERE)
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