Newcastle v Huddersfield player ratings – The collective NUFC fans verdict
The results of the Newcastle v Huddersfield 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.
He made a couple of decent saves but in the main Martin Dubravka (7.9) didn’t have anything extreme to deal with. However, we have become so used to his consistency and reliability, there is the possibility of taking him for granted a little bit. Gives confidence to those in front of him and his fifth clean sheet of the season also helps deliver yet another man of the match rating from the fans.
As for a supporting cast, three others stand out from the Huddersfield game.
Salomon Rondon (7.5) grabbed the winner and battled away on his own up front all game, definitely paying back his loan fee..
Rafa once again used five at the back, a formation which has helped deliver seven points from the last three away games now.
Two of the three centre-backs scoring highly, as Clark (7.2) and Schar (7.4) helped protect Dubravka’s goal.
At the other end of the rating spectrum we have Kenedy (3.6). He has never really looked happy when asked to play left-back or left wing-back, despite being billed a supposed defender, and Saturday he took it to extremes. Clearly a lot happier when going forward, Saturday was almost all about defending and a lack of discipline saw him regularly out of position and his body language was shocking, just as well his negativity wasn’t catching.
Three others were marked down below 6.0.
Jamaal Lascelles (5.4) was picked out by Garth Crooks as one of his best 11 PL players of the weekend but Newcastle fans saw it differently. Played ok but Clark and Schar were better, whilst he almost provoked a ridiculous red card when launching a mad challenge on Depoitre in the first half.
Mohamed Diame (5.0) and Ki Sung-yeung (5.8) failed to exert any control at all in the middle of the pitch, maybe not helped by Rafa’s tactics to sit so deep.
Of the rest, Manquillo (6.4) had one of his better games and whilst a bit in and out at the back, did really well in laying on the goal.
Whilst Perez (6.2) also played a part in the move for the goal and was unlucky to see a goal of his own wrongly disallowed, as Atsu (6.1) worked hard but did little in terms of getting the team going forward.
Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 11.30am Monday:
If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Huddersfield 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:
Huddersfield 0 Newcastle 1
Newcastle: Rondon 55
Possession was Huddersfield 76% Newcastle 24%
Total shots were Huddersfield 15 Newcastle 8
Shots on target were Huddersfield 5 Newcastle 5
Corners were Huddersfield 10 Newcastle 1
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Dubravka, Manquillo, Schar, Lascelles, Clark, Kenedy (Dummett 89), Ki (Hayden 72), Diame, Atsu, Rondon (Ritchie 81), Perez
Woodman, Joselu, Muto, Murphy
Crowd: 24,036 (Newcastle 2,400)
(Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer, United behind Rafa Benitez ahead of Mike Ashley selling Newcastle United – Read HERE)
(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the win HERE)
(David Wagner can’t believe that Huddersfield lost to Newcastle – Read HERE)
(Rafa Benitez warns after Huddersfield 0 Newcastle 1 “If you ask about referees I won’t say anything” – Read HERE)
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