Newcastle v Aston Villa player ratings from fans – Savage
The results of the Newcastle v Aston Villa 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.
Dubravka (6.2) was by some distance Newcastle’s man of the match.
The NUFC goalkeeper managing to keep the scoreline respectable with some excellent saves. On another day he might have saved one of the Villa goals but overall, the players in front of him were to blame for this emphatic defeat.
The only other player to get 5.0 or higher was Saint-Maximin (5.3). The only one with any spark going forward but expected to do it all himself, having to start his runs usually deep in Newcastle’s own half.
Came closest to scoring when creating the chance and Heaton doing well to save his curling 25 yarder.
Only three other players managed 4.0 or higher and tellingly, all were defenders.
Ciaran Clark (4.8) trying his best to hold it together at the back as Villa easily cut through Newcastle’s midfield, Fernandez (4.5) next best and he produced NUFC’s next best chance, a good header but too close to Tom Heaton.
As for those at the very bottom…four stand out.
Joelinton (2.6) and Almiron (2.9) hardly involved in the match, though not helped as always by Steve Bruce’s over the top negative tactics. The Brazilian totally isolated, whilst the Paraguayan is also been played out of position.
Yedlin (3.0) saw his defensive weaknesses full exposed and gave away a daft free-kick for the opening goal. As for Shelvey (3.2), didn’t take any responsibility to try and get Newcastle going and persists in trying to hit long balls instead of carrying the ball and getting further up the pitch, as for the decision to make him captain…
Isaac Hayden (3.9) was anonymous and really poor, though not as poor as some of those around him, whilst Dummett (3.8) was similar in comparison to many of those further up the pitch.
Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 7am Wednesday:
If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Aston Villa 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:
Aston Villa 2 Newcastle 0 – Monday 25 November 8pm
Hourihane 32, El Ghazi 36
(Half-time stats in brackets)
Possession was Villa 62% (68%), Newcastle 38% (32%)
Total shots were Villa 17 (5), Newcastle 11 (5)
Shots on target were Villa 8 (3), Newcastle 5 (2)
Corners were Villa 11 (4), Newcastle 6 (5)
Crowd: 41,821 (3,000 Newcastle)
Referee: Lee Mason
Newcastle team v Aston Villa:
Dubravka, Yedlin, Fernandez, Dummett (Carroll 63), Clark, Willems, Hayden, Shelvey, Saint-Maximin, Almiron (Atsu 79), Joelinton (Gayle 72)
Darlow, Krafth, Matty Longstaff, Schar
(Steve Bruce verdict on Villa, his front three and says “You are always going to miss your best players” – Read HERE)
(Aston Villa 2 Newcastle 0 – Match ratings and comments on all NUFC players – Read HERE)
(Dean Smith spells it out to Steve Bruce “We controlled the ball really well and dominated possession” – Read HERE)
(Chris Sutton on Aston Villa 2 Newcastle 0 – ‘Steve Bruce could have thrown cabbages at his own players’ – Read HERE)
(Aston Villa 2 Newcastle 0 – Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Monday’s defeat – Read HERE)
(Aston Villa 2 Newcastle 0 – Watch official match highlights and goals HERE)
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