The results of the Newcastle v Wolves 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.

Two stand out performers for Newcastle United and whilst Ayoze Perez somehow got the Sky Sports man of the match award, Newcastle fans felt very differently.

Martin Dubravka (7.6) was in excellent form once again and was left badly exposed for the goals by those in front of him.

Whilst at the other end, Salomon Rondon (7.6) did very well despite minimal decent service, had a few shots on target first half and then of course very unlucky with his free-kick that hit the bar, reacted well from that though to very quickly after put in that excellent cross for Perez to score. Rondon’s workrate also excellent and ran himself into the ground.

At the other end of the spectrum, two other players also stood out.

Jamaal Lascelles (3.3) having maybe his worst ever game for Newcastle (coincidentally, maybe the Championship 2-0 home defeat to Wolves was on a par) where he struggled all game, losing his man totally for the opening goal.

DeAndre Yedlin (3.3) wasn’t that bad in the first half I thought, but once (bizarrely) moved inside by Rafa as one of a three man defence when Fernandez went off at half-time, he looked as uncomfortable as Lascelles. The red card obviously pivotal in the eventual defeat.

Two other starters were rated as under-par, Mohamed Diame (5.4) not making any real impact, whilst Matt Ritchie (5.7) battled away well but playing in such a defensive position he wasn’t able to contribute much at all in terms of going forward as a wing-back.

Five Newcastle players rated as decent with a score of 6.0 or higher, with Ciaran Clark (6.6) rated the best of them as he was one of the few defensive players to do ok.

Ki Sung-yeung (6.4) dipped under his so far excellent form but wasn’t a weakness in the team, the formation/selection not seeming to do him any favours either.

Federico Fernandez (6.3) wasn’t at his best but did relatively ok compared to some around him, whilst Christian Atsu (6.3) put in more effort than usual but a bit like at Everton, didn’t have the end product.

Ayoze Perez (6.1) became a pivotal figure in the game and and on top of good workrate, after taking his goal well he was unlucky with the elbow to the face. However, his ridiculous fingers in ears goal celebration is frankly embarrassing and in terms of bringing most of the criticism on himself, it is best summed up by the fact that when the elbow incident happened, all of the supporters around me just assumed it was his usual rolling around the floor routine instead of getting on with the game.

Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 7.30am Tuesday:

newcastle v wolves player ratings

If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Wolves 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 1 Wolves 2

Goals:

Newcastle: Perez 23 (Yedlin red card 57)

Wolves: Jota 17, Doherty 90+4

Possession was Wolves 49% Newcastle 51%

Total shots were  Wolves 13 Newcastle 12

Shots on target were Wolves 6 Newcastle 4

Corners were  Wolves 6 Newcastle 4

Referee: Mike Dean

Newcastle United:

Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Fernandez (Manquillo 46), Clark, Ritchie, Diame, Ki, Atsu (Kenedy 89), Rondon (Joselu 86), Perez

Unused Subs:

Woodman, Longstaff, Muto, Dummett

Crowd: 50,223 (Wolves 3,000)

(Read the instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the defeat HERE)

(Read the NUFC player match ratings HERE)

(Nuno Espirito Santo verdict HERE)

(Wolves pundit admits on Sky Sports that Newcastle were cheated – Read HERE)



  • Chris-Chapple

    To many players out of position and some poor subs.

    • Wor Lass

      What`s the point of putting people on the bench and then not using them?

  • Wor Lass

    Perez was the whipping boy before he started the silly celebration but he needs to either score so often it becomes an accepted joke or ditch it now. One thing I completely agree with Porter about is that he`s reaping the rewards of years of trying to con referees. Over the years we`ve seen refs label players and treat them accordingly. Clattermole got sent off for giving people mean looks, Giggs couldn`t buy a free kick at one time and Zaha would need his leg kicking off before seeing an opponent carded or sent off. Perez is in that sort of company now. I bet they use shots of him going down then sitting on the floor whinging at Ref School. The lad runs his socks off, scores important goals for us and always speaks with class about the club, the city and the fans but he isn`t respected because he carries on like a big nancy. The “celebration” is just going to make it worse for him – a self-fulfilling prophecy.

    • Billmag

      If I was his manager I would tell him to cut out the fingers in the ears thing, stay on your feet man up and do what you are getting paid to do.

  • Paul Patterson

    Should be playing 5,3,2. And Perez is back up to the number 10 Rafa wasn’t allowed to sign . .

  • Philippines

    The low scores for De Yedlin and Lascelles pretty much indicate why we lost. Like most of the folks on this site, I was a very average footballer, but it does seem to me that it is lack of concentration that often causes the horrible defensive errors.

  • ScreamStevie

    Honestly what a joke. Perez has 46 touches during match; 7 (most of any player in game) in opposition box and scores a great header. SKY rate him man of the match. SKY power rankings for this week have him top Newcastle player. …. Mag readers place him 7th out of 11 starters.

    • Rabid Dog

      It’s the arrogance of the player people are also scoring too. His professionalism. Scores his second goal this season from 13 starts and 3 sub appearances and sticks his fingers in his ears again. He’s hardly prolific enough to hold the supporters with that sort of repeated contempt.

      He should shut up and get on with the job he’s very handsomely paid to do.

      • ScreamStevie

        I disagree. Have you read his twitter feed or the sort of nonsense that’s written about him on here and other message boards? Did you hear the people jeering him when he was subbed? Maybe he’s sending those boo boys a message that he’s not listening.
        As for prolific; well, of the last 22 goals scored by Newcastle he’s had a hand in 11, scoring 8 and assisting 3. With his talent he could do better, I agree, but undermining the lads confidence is hardly going to help, is it…?

        • Rabid Dog

          Yes I’ve read his Twitter feed, yes I’ve read comments on here, yes I’ve read comments elsewhere. Yes I heard the boo/cheers when he was subbed.

          How far back did you need to go to pull those stats. Let’s look at his performances this season, because nothing that came before counts towards our relegation survival, this season.

          I’ve said it many times. He is a confidence player and performs well when things are going his way. But goes missing when they aren’t because he lacks the creativity and finishing discipline to make things happen, on a regular and consistent basis. He hasn’t kicked on since arriving here. He is a squad player at best in most other sides. The fact he has rubbish around him is not his fault admittedly but he’s weak, pushed off the ball way to easily and unfortunately has a reputation for it.

          • ScreamStevie

            The last 22 goals will go back the 16 games of this season and 8 of the last; so that 24 games in total.
            Whilst nothing that came before this season might count towards our relegation survival this season, it does towards the fact that we are still a Premiership side. Perez played a significant role in that.
            A section of Newcastle fans (some of whom seem to post on here) have got it into their heads that Perez is rubbish. It doesn’t matter what he does, they are reluctant to give him anything more than grudging credit. The ratings above illustrate that perfectly, as my original post points out.
            You can rationalise that all you want in terms of attitude and professionalism (none of which are really fair – Perez puts a shift in and doesn’t hide however things are going) but that’s the reality. He’s certainly not the best player in the world or even in the Newcastle team and like everyone he’s got his faults and weaknesses, but he’s better than many on here give him credit for.

          • Rabid Dog

            No he doesn’t put a shift in, he goes missing. That’s my point. The first half of last season he was appalling, so why not go back that far with your stats then see what it looks like. The second half of last season he showed more of his potential, so where is it this season?

            He simply is not good enough. He’s not developed himself. I don’t want to see him slapping the grass when he’s pushed off the ball. I want him to get up of his backside and try and get the ball back. That, combined with this fingers in ears nonsense is EXACTLY his problem it’s his attitude and professionalism.

            Notice how everyone is taking notice of Sterling after Chelsea. It’s because he got on with his JOB, then raised it afterwards. Perez needs to man the hell up and stop being a little baby.

  • Rich Lawson

    We’re praising Rondon for putting crosses in but for me it’s criminal, someone else should be doing that for him to be on the end of ?