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Newcastle v Arsenal player ratings from fans – Perfectly sum up the opening match

2 years ago

The results of the Newcastle v Arsenal 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.

I think the fan ratings perfectly sum up this opening game.

The ratings reflecting an ok/average first half and then after the break, a poor display by the team and individuals generally.

The clear man of the match was Isaac Hayden (6.9), doing a good job in the middle of the pitch and ending up as the sole natural midfielder left on the pitch, after Steve Bruce failed to name any on the bench.

Three others scraped 6.0 or better.

Almiron (6.1) looked lively but suffered from lack of movement elsewhere in the team, whilst Joelinton (6.0) had some decent moments putting a header just wide and a shot straight at the keeper.

Dubravka (6.0) is the other one, left exposed for the goal and apart from that did ok in a game of few shots at either end.

After that it was a very common theme, all of the other seven starters rated between 5.2 and 5.7.

At the upper end you had Shelvey (5.7) who did ok in the first half and struck the post before being forced off with a knock early in the second.

Dummett (5.6) generally did ok but was partly at fault on the goal, even though Willems was most culpable in not moving towards the pass.

Schar and Ritchie (both 5.4) were committed as usual, whilst Lascelles (5.3) and Manquillo (5.2) were steady against a weakened and limited Arsenal attacking threat. Sean Longstaff (5.1) was a little bit anonymous on the day.

As for the subs, Allan Saint-Maximin (5.7) looked lively with pace and dribbling technique but Jetro Willems (3.6) had a debut off the bench to forget, at fault for the goal and struggling to understand where he should be positioned on the pitch when introduced.

Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 10am Tuesday:

If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Arsenal 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 0  Arsenal 1 – Sunday 11 August 2pm



Aubameyang 58

Possession was Arsenal 62% Newcastle 38%

Total shots were Arsenal 8 Newcastle 9

Shots on target were Arsenal 2 Newcastle 2

Corners were Arsenal 3 Newcastle 5

Referee: Martin Atkinson

Newcastle team v Arsenal:

Dubravka, Schar, Lascelles, Dummett, Manquillo, Hayden, Shelvey (Willems 54), Longstaff (Saint-Maximin 67), Ritchie, Almiron, Joelinton

Unused Subs

Darlow, Clark, Fernandez, Krafth, Muto

Crowd: 47, 635 (3,200 Arsenal) – There looked to be approximately 43,000/44,000 actually inside St James Park as some season ticket holders joined today’s boycott.

(Clueless Steve Bruce tactics cost NUFC – Read HERE)

(Read instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the match HERE)

(Watch the official match highlights HERE)

(Read Steve Bruces post-match review HERE)

(Newcastle 0 Arsenal 1 – Match ratings and comments on all NUFC players – Read HERE)


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