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Newcastle v Arsenal player ratings results from NUFC fans – The truth hurts (hopefully)

3 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.

Looking at the collective match ratings from Newcastle fans below, I think it is quite clear that when it comes to a Newcastle United man of the match, there wasn’t really anybody deserving of that title.

Allan Saint Maximin (5.4) ended up with the highest rating from fans, a few promising runs in the first half and Newcastle’s only shot on target of the entire game. All too quickly he became as non-threatening as the rest of his teammates, going deeper and deeper to get the ball, Arsenal found it so easy to nullify his threat.

Martin Dubravka (5.0) the only other player to rate 5.0 or better. I have seen some fans suggesting he could have done better with the first goal but for me he was left badly exposed for both goals and could do little about them. Made a few decent saves and dealt pretty well with balls into the box.

Of the other nine, they are split between five who got a really poor rating of 4.0 or better, then four who got an abysmal rating of less than 4.0.

Very bottom of the pile was Jonjo Shelvey (2.2), this a standout pedestrian performance which says something, considering just how poor and immobile he usually is.

Next lowest was his central midfield partner Sean Longstaff (3.5), the pair of them so easily bypassed by their opponents and pretty much zero influence exerted on the game.

Miguel Almiron (3.8) is really suffering under the clueless and negative Steve Bruce tactics but not helping himself either at times. The lack of movement by many of his teammates a major disadvantage for the Paraguayan.

Jacob Murphy (3.8) had a difficult afternoon, with his defensive shortcomings repeatedly exposed. Looks decent a lot of the time in the wing-back role when going forward but when emphasis is on defending, he struggles.

Of those with the 4.0 or higher ratings, Matt Ritchie (4.7) ends up as the NUFC player with the third highest fan rating on the day. Not great but never stopped trying and a couple of decent balls into the box.

A tough return to the starting eleven for Callum Wilson (4.5). When a striker gets almost zero service, the job is pretty much impossible.

That leaves the defensive trio of Paul Dummett (4.4), Ciaran Clark (4.2) and Federico Fernandez (4.1).

A tough day all round and not much positive to reflect on, badly exposed by those in front of them but lack of pace and quality particularly exposed at times.

Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 11.30am Monday:

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 2 – Sunday 2 May 2pm



Schar red card 90


Elneny 5, Aubameyang 66

(Half-time stats in brackets)

Possession was Arsenal 62% (61%) Newcastle 38% (39%)

Total shots were Arsenal 19 (13)  Newcastle 5 (3)

Shots on target were Arsenal 5 (3) Newcastle 1 (1)

Corners were Arsenal 7 (4) Newcastle 3 (2)

Referee: Mike Dean

Newcastle United:

Dubravka, Murphy, Fernandez (Schar 72), Clark (Gayle 84), Dummett, Ritchie, Shelvey, Sean Longstaff, Almiron (Joelinton 73), Wilson, Saint-Maximin

Unused Subs:

Mark Gillespie, Emil Krafth, Jamal Lewis, Matty Longstaff, Jeff Hendrick, Elliot Anderson

Crowd: 00,000

(Steve Bruce says plan was to be aggressive and on front foot from kick-off against Arsenal – Read HERE)

(Jonjo Shelvey forced to walk dog on Sunday night to get his 10,000 steps in – Read HERE)

(Steve Bruce finally runs out of luck – Read HERE)

(Newcastle 0 Arsenal 2 – Match ratings and comments on all the NUFC players – Read HERE)

(Newcastle 0 Arsenal 2 – Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Sunday’s defeat – Read HERE)

(Newcastle 0 Arsenal Reserves 2 – Total capitulation from Steve Bruce – Read HERE)


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