Massive extremes in these Newcastle v Southampton player ratings from fans
The results of the Newcastle v Southamptonplayer 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.
If anybody had any doubts as to where the main credit needs to go for recent results, Martin Dubravka (8.7) has now made it three man of the matches in a row, to go with his ones against Man City and Sheffield United (as well as many other previous matches this season).
The excellent Dubravka stood between NUFC and certain defeat as Steve Bruce’s usual ultra-negative tactics invited Southampton to dominate and create the chances that should have given the visitors the three points.
In support of the MOTM, only three other players deserved 7.0 or better in the eyes of the fans.
Despite only playing the final 31 minutes, Andy Carroll (7.9) was easily Newcastle’s top outfield player, creating the equaliser and lifting the whole team into late life to get the win.
Jonjo Shelvey (7.6) got that equaliser and third place in the fan ratings, with the excellent defender and match winner Federico Fernandez (7.6) just behind.
Way at the other end of the scale is the forlorn figure of Joelinton (3.6), a desperate performance and possibly the worst yet, though yet again the almost total absence of any decent service left him an isolated figure.
Two other players dipped below 6.0.
Jetro Willems (5.4) was really poor and gave away possession a number of times, whilst Fabian Schar (5.5) looked uncomfortable after coming on, then inexplicably ducked under a long ball and Danny Ings went on to score.
The other seven players were rated as 6. somethings, with Allan Saint-Maximin and Javier Manquillo rated best of them with 6.9 each.
Sean Longstaff (6.8) made a real impact as his excellent long range shot was only parried for Fernandez to score the winner, whilst I thought Almiron (6.3) was one of the few to put in a really good shift in these overly negative tactics.
Ciaran Clark (6.7) did ok until forced off injured, whilst Dummett (6.2) and Hayden (6.1) weren’t at their best but battled away.
Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 7.30am Tuesday:
If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Southampton 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 2 Southampton 1 – Sunday 8 December 2pm
Shelvey 68 Fernandez 87
Possession was Southampton 55%, Newcastle 45%
Total shots were Southampton 19, Newcastle 12
Shots on target were Southampton 4, Newcastle 6
Corners were Southampton 12, Newcastle 3
Crowd: 42,303 (1,400 Southampton)
Referee: David Coote
Newcastle team v Southampton:
Dubravka, Manquillo, Fernandez, Dummett, Clark (Schar 45), Willems, Hayden, Shelvey, Saint-Maximin (Atsu 81), Almiron (Sean Longstaff 85), Joelinton (Carroll 59)
Darlow, Gayle, Atsu, Krafth
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