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Newcastle v Cardiff player ratings – The collective fan results after 3-0 win

1 year ago

The results of the Newcastle v Cardiff 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.

Most definitely I find this a far better experience after a positive matchday experience.

Top of the pile for the supporters was Fabian Schar (9.0), a really solid defensive display and the small matter of scoring the opening two goals. The second was right place right time but the first one had everything: ambition, determination, willingness to run into the space, then a sublime finish with his weaker foot.

Arguably, Salomon Rondon (8.5) deserved the man of the match award. He didn’t score but he was immense, the main/only focus for Newcastle to get the ball forward, then holding it up very well with his strength and desire, plus then producing a brilliant assist for Perez to tap in.

Neil Warnock talks a lot of rubbish but when he said Rondon was the difference between the two teams, there was plenty of truth in it. It was 100% a truth that the Venezuelan striker was most definitely the best player up front or in midfield for either team.

Fans rated six other players worthy of 7.0 or better.

Florian Lejeune (7.7) was excellent, making at least two or three superb last-ditch blocks which helped ensure Cardiff had only one effort on target.

Matt Ritchie (7.5) is a great example of somebody who is always worth his place based only on his workrate. However, as well as that, he repeatedly got up the other end and put pressure on the visitors and decent delivery into the box, as well as acting as the fifth defender, even though he clearly isn’t in love with that role.

The last half hour saw the match really open up and Ayoze Perez (7.2) really took advantage. The extra space allowed him to use the ball really well, especially with some of the passes down the line for Yedlin.

Sean Longstaff (7.1) put in yet another mature performance and did all the simple things well, plus he is clearly growing in confidence thanks to getting these opportunities.

Difficult to mark Martin Dubravka (7.1), hardly had a save to make but swept up well behind his defence and took the crosses well.

Only three players fell below that 7.0 line.

Lowest of all was Christian Atsu (5.9), never really got into the match even when time and space opened up with Cardiff chasing the game at two down.

Isaac Hayden (6.0) did ok but against such poor opposition, especially with Cardiff missing their first choice central midfielders, Arter and Gunnarson, maybe should have expected a bit more from Hayden.

Once again Jamaal Lascelles (6.7) was overshadowed by those alongside him, still did ok though and a decent display.

Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 11.30am Monday:

If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Cardiff 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 3 Cardiff 0

Goals: Schar 24, 63 Perez 90+3

Possession was Cardiff 47% Newcastle 53%

Total shots were  Cardiff 9 Newcastle 16

Shots on target were Cardiff 1 Newcastle 6

Corners were  Cardiff 10 Newcastle 7

Referee: Stuart Attwell

Newcastle United:

Dubravka, Yedlin, Schar, Lascelles, Lejeune, Ritchie (Manquillo 85), Hayden, Longstaff, Atsu, Perez, Rondon

Unused Subs:

Woodman, Roberts, Sterry, Joselu, Murphy, Clark

Crowd: 49,864 (Cardiff 1,400)

(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the win HERE)

(Writer David McAvelia explains how his two sons discovered a new hero at today’s match – Read HERE)

(Neil Warnock had the excuses ready after losing 3-0 to Newcastle United – Read HERE)


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