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This national newspaper comes up with some quite incredible ratings for Newcastle players after beating Manchester City

2 years ago

Player ratings are always a big discussion point.

No two fans ever see things exactly the same after any match.

There always disagreements and different points of view,with previously held views on the Newcastle players also coming into play.

Even if subconsciously, you will at times add/subtract the odd mark for a player, depending on your overall view of whether they are decent quality generally, or not.

However, whilst there is the odd mark up and down that we might disagree with each other about, Newcastle fans will be united by the laughable marks given by one national newspaper after Newcastle 2 Manchester City 1.

The Mirror is consistently poor these days but these marks given to Newcastle players after beating Manchester City are very special:

I’m not sure if it is the 5 given to Sean Longstaff or the 5 given to Matt Ritchie that should get the ‘top’ accolade.

Compare these ratings for Newcastle players with the ones one of The Mag writers gave here.

Stats from BBC Sport:

Newcastle 2 Manchester City 1


Newcastle United: Rondon 66, Ritchie 80 (pen)

Man City: Aguero 1

Possession was Man City 76% Newcastle 24%

Total shots were  Man City 12 Newcastle 6

Shots on target were Man City 4 Newcastle 2

Corners were  Man City 8 Newcastle 1

Referee: Paul Tierney

Newcastle United:

Dubravka, Yedlin, Schar, Lascelles, Lejeune, Ritchie, Hayden, Longstaff, Atsu (Kenedy 87), Perez (Manquillo 90+1), Rondon

Unused Subs:

Woodman, Roberts, Clark, Murphy, Fernandez

Crowd: 50,861 (Man City 3,000)

(A must see – Watch Alan Shearer’s reaction when the winner goes in HERE)

(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Newcastle 2 Man City 1 – Read HERE)

(Great quotes from Rafa Benitez after beating Manchester City – Read HERE)


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