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Newcastle v Wolves player ratings results – Collective NUFC fans verdict

2 years ago

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:

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


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)


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