Newcastle v Sheffield United player ratings from fans- Clear MOTM but strange choice for lowest rated
The results of the Newcastle v Sheffield United 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.
Just as was the case against Manchester City, the excellent Martin Dubravka (9.4) was by some distance Newcastle’s man of the match on Thursday night at Bramall Lane.
The final scoreline suggests it was a comfortable victory but it was anything but that, the keeper making some outstanding saves.
The keeper repeating his top rating on Saturday but scoring 8.3 from fans as he earned Newcastle a valuable point with a succession of excellent saves.
Two other players stood out for fans as the main support to Dubravka.
Ciaran Clark (8.3) outstanding at the back with his organising and personal contribution, whilst Shelvey (8.0) continued his good form and scored his fourth (VAR assisted) goal of the season to seal the win.
A real surprise to see the identity of the one player who fans rated below the 7.0 line.
Personally, I thought Almiron (6.5) was outstanding last night, both with his tackling/tracking back and with Saint-Maximin carrying an injury, he was the main man when it came to carrying the ball up the pitch.
The six other Newcastle players rated 7.0 or better and all put in decent shifts.
At the higher end, Javier Manquillo (7.8) was a contender for man of the match as he added an assist to another excellent defensive display, whilst the beneficiary of that assist, Allan Saint Maximin (7.7), put in a great shift considering he was carrying that ankle injury and produced that magnificent leap and finish to score.
Paul Dummett (7.3) was so solid at the back, whilst Jetro Willems (7.2) continues his form on the left, although overwhelmingly in the defensive half last night.
Isaac Hayden (7.1) was non-stop in midfield, whilst Andy Carroll (7.0) started his first Newcastle match in over nine years and made a significant contribution, getting an assist for the Shelvey goal and winning a lot of headers when helping out the defence.
Apologies though, we have just realised that the people who supply the player ratings system have had a glitch and Federico Fernandez was missing from the rating options.
I would have had him 8.0 as a minimum and not far away from MOTM Dubravka.
Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 3.30pm Friday:
If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Sheffield United 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:
Sheffield United 0 Newcastle 2 – Thursday 5 December 7.30pm
Saint-Maximin 15, Shelvey 70
Possession was Sheff Utd 73%, Newcastle 27%
Total shots were Sheff Utd 13, Newcastle 6
Shots on target were Sheff Utd 6, Newcastle 4
Corners were Sheff Utd 8, Newcastle 1
Crowd: 30,409 (2,900 Newcastle)
Referee: Stuart Attwell
Newcastle team v Sheffield Utd:
Dubravka, Manquillo, Fernandez, Dummett, Clark, Willems, Hayden, Shelvey, Saint-Maximin (Atsu 81), Almiron (Krafth 88), Carroll (Joelinton 72)
Darlow, Schar, Sean Longstaff, Gayle
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