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Newcastle v Wolves player ratings – Fans collectively rate one player as having a shocker but not Martin Dubravka

7 months ago
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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.

The (young) man of the moment is Sean Longstaff (8.4) and he gave a very mature performance, yet again.

By some distance Newcastle fans rated him best on the night and he was up against a very decent Wolves midfield.

Four other Newcastle players were rated 7.0 or better.

Matt Ritchie (7.3) once again giving it everything despite playing out of position, his levels of fitness are amazing.

Sean Longstaff’s midfield partner, Isaac Hayden (7.2), also impressed and of course scored the opening goal. Great to see one of our central midfielders getting into a shooting position inside the box, Newcastle desperate for more goalscorers to help share the load.

Fabian Schar (7.0) supplied the pass for the goal and as well as the assist,was very good at the back.

Likewise, Salomon Rondon (7.0) yet again had a tough task playing that lone striker role, with minimal support much of the time from those tasked to be his main help.

When it comes to the other end of the spectrum, only one candidate, and it’s not Martin Dubravka! Despite the local media trying to start a bandwagon to get him dropped.

DeAndre Yedlin (4.3) was the Newcastle player who had a real shocker and he could do little right. Gave it his all as normal but his defending especially, was abysmal at times.

Next worst was Christian Atsu (5.0), yet again contributing next to nothing in terms of an attacking threat. He is still yet to get a single Premier League goal or assist this season.

The other four players were given lower average ratings.

Lascelles (6.8) and Lejeune (6.2) put in a lot of decent challenges and also had 13 corners to deal with – but both were guilty of gifting the ball to the opposition at times.

Ayoze Perez (6.4) had a few moments but just like Atsu he fails to do enough to worry the opposition, only three PL goals and one assist all season, backs up that view.

Which leaves us with Martin Dubravka (6.4).

Obviously the subject has been done to death and yes he maybe should have chosen to punch the ball instead of catch it…

However, what if he’d punched it for another corner and Wolves scored from that, or a punch out went to a Wolves player who scored? Bottom line is he was clearly fouled by Boly who wrapped his arms around the keeper’s neck/throat and impeded him.

After being at the game and then watching TV highlights later, I still can’t believe the shocking over the top coverage against Dubravka, whatever blame you might attach for the equaliser, it was the Wolves keeper who was terrible, topped off by the way he dived away from Hayden’s shot and ended up deflecting it in.

As for Miguel Almiron (6.5), that rating is about right. He looked to be well up for it but didn’t deliver any end product, maybe trying too hard. Quick though!

Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 7.30pm Wednesday:

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:

Wolves 1 Newcastle 1

Goals:

Newcastle: Hayden 56

Wolves: Boly 90+3

Possession was Wolves 60% Newcastle 40%

Total shots were Wolves 22 Newcastle 9

Shots on target were Wolves 6 Newcastle 3

Corners were Wolves 13 Newcastle 1

Referee: Graham Scott

Newcastle United:

Dubravka, Yedlin, Schar, Lascelles, Lejeune, Ritchie, Hayden (Diame 86), Longstaff, Atsu (Almiron 72), Perez (Manquillo 90), Rondon

Unused Subs:

Woodman, Joselu, Fernandez, Kenedy

Crowd: 30,687 (Newcastle 2,402)

(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the 1-1 draw -Read HERE)

(Jamie Carragher and Patrick Kluivert verdict on that controversial equaliser HERE)

(Nuno Espirito Santo verdict on the match – Read HERE)

(Read our match report from Wolves 1 Newcastle 1 HERE)

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