Newcastle v Brighton player ratings from fans – Harsh but fair
The results of the Newcastle v Brighton 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.
A game that was billed as a must-win by some for Newcastle United, a potential relegation six-pointer possibly, even at this early stage of the season.
A match that ended up as one where NUFC were lucky to walk away anything.
When somebody who played only 17 minutes gets man of the match, it says everything. Allan Saint-Maximin (6.9) sparking Newcastle into some kind of life when introduced in the 73rd minute.
As for the starters, only two of them came out of it with any real credit.
Fabian Schar (6.6) producing an outstanding clearance to ‘win’ a point, whilst Martin Dubravka (6.4) could do no more than keep a clean sheet.
Of the rest, only three other scored 5.0 or better and little surprise that they were also defenders.
Paul Dummett (5.3) the best of the trio, then Jamaal Lascelles (5.1) and Javier Manquillo (5.0) who at least battled away.
As for the very weakest performance, Jonjo Shelvey (2.7) was the stand out, many fans questioning whether he even gave it 100% effort.
The five other starters scored only 4. something.
Jetro Willems (4.0) and Joelinton (4.0) rated next weakest after Shelvey.
Miguel Almiron (4.2) and Christian Atsu (4.2) struggled to influence the game, whilst Isaac Hayden (4.7) wasn’t exactly helped by playing alongside Jonjo Shelvey.
Off the bench, at least Ki (4.8) and Carroll (5.3) offered a bit more than who they replaced.
Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 9am Monday:
If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Brighton 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 Brighton 0 – Saturday 21 September 5.30pm
Possession was Brighton 71% Newcastle 29%
Total shots were Brighton 16 Newcastle 11
Shots on target were Brighton 3 Newcastle 4
Corners were Brighton 3 Newcastle 5
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Newcastle team v Brighton:
Dubravka, Manquillo, Schar (Fernandez 80), Lascelles, Dummett, Willems (Carroll 82), Hayden, Shelvey (Ki 73), Atsu, Almiron (Saint-Maximin 73), Joelinton
Darlow, Muto, Krafth, Fernandez
Crowd: 43,360 (Looked less than 40,000 actually inside SJP (1,500 Brighton))
(Match ratings and comments on all NUFC players after Newcastle 0 Brighton 0 – Read HERE)
(Brighton boss gutted his team didn’t win – Read HERE)
(Watch official match highlights HERE)
(Steve Bruce reacts to the performance and result – read HERE)
(Read instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the game HERE)
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