Sky Sports verdict on Newcastle United after West Ham defeat
Sky Sports have looked at the performances of all the Premier League clubs in this latest weekend of games.
The broadcaster giving a grade for each team’s display and a write-up on the performance.
Newcastle United ranked higher than only two other clubs after their display at the London Stadium.
Cardiff and Burnley the only two below Newcastle after their defeats.
The broadcaster declaring ‘it was quite an achievement not to seriously test West Ham goalkeeper Lukas Fabianski’ after Newcastle had 17 shots in total but only two on target.
Sky Sports Verdict – Newcastle United (C-):
‘Rafa Benitez saw his team register 17 shots on goal at the London Stadium.
Therefore it was quite an achievement not to seriously test West Ham goalkeeper Lukas Fabianski.
In forward areas they lacked spark and new signing Miguel Almiron failed to build on his impressive showing against Burnley.
Newcastle dropped to 14th after their first defeat in four games.’
Whilst for West Ham (B), Sky Sports described their 2-0 win:
‘On a special night at the London Stadium, where the club named their East Stand after club legend Billy Bonds, West Ham did him proud with a performance full of promise.
Declan Rice epitomised everything Bonds was about as a player: tough, skilful and the difference maker.
The youngster headed the opener before Mark Noble netted from the spot.
Newcastle threatened in the closing stages but this was a game West Ham under full control for large parts.’
Sky Sports grades on Premier League performances this past weekend :
(A) Man Utd
(A-) Crystal Palace
(B+) Chelsea, Brighton, Southampton
(B) Wolves, Watford, Man City, West Ham, Arsenal
(C) Liverpool, Tottenham, Everton, Bournemouth
(C-) Newcastle United, Huddersfield, Fulham
(D) Cardiff, Burnley
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