Sky Sports grade Newcastle United on their performance against Fulham ahead of ominous trip to Liverpool
Sky Sports have looked at the performances of all the Premier League clubs at the weekend.
The broadcaster giving a grade for each team’s display and a write-up on the performance.
Despite drawing without having a single shot on target, Newcastle United have been rated as a C+.
Many Newcastle fans might feel that is a little generous considering just how desperate the game and performance was.
Sky Sports declaring that the Newcastle manager wanted to discuss the decisions that he felt went against him, such as a possible foul and should have been penalty when Kenedy went down, but…’What Benitez was not so keen to acknowledge was that Newcastle were not impressive.’
Newcastle United (C+):
“Rafa Benitez was again left frustrated with the officials in Newcastle’s goalless draw against Fulham at St James’ Park.
“In particular, the decision to ignore Kenedy’s claim for a penalty when tugged down by Joe Bryan. “We had a penalty appeal that was very clear watching from the linesman’s position,” Benitez told Sky Sports afterwards.
“What Benitez was not so keen to acknowledge was that Newcastle were not impressive.
“They did not have a shot of any description until Ki Sung-Yueng scuffed a long shot wide in the 36th minute.
“They became the first team this season not to score against Fulham, but that was no surprise given that Sergio Rico didn’t have a save to make in the first half.
“The visitors could even have nicked it late on but for a brilliant tackle by Jamaal Lascelles.
“Newcastle keep picking up points but the signs are that it is going to continue to be a grind.”
Whilst for the scousers Sky Sports described their win over Wolves:
“I’m sure if we had played a couple of seasons ago here we would have struggled. We have learned from these previous seasons how to play these difficult games and we did it quite well.” Dejan Lovren summed it up.
“Friday night trip to Molineux in wet conditions might have seen Liverpool slip up in recent years, but on this occasion they didn’t look like losing from the moment Mohamed Salah put them ahead in the 18th minute.
“Virgil van Dijk was commanding alongside Lovren in defence and the Reds closed out victory to enhance their title credentials.”
Sky Sports grades on Premier League performances this past weekend :
(A) Man Utd, Crystal Palace, Liverpool, Leicester, Southampton, Watford
(B+) Bournemouth, Arsenal
(C+) Burnley, Newcastle United
(C) Brigton, Wolves, West Ham
(C-) Man City
(D-) Chelsea, Cardiff
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