Newcastle v Aston Villa player ratings results from NUFC fans – Can’t argue with this
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.
Zero surprise to see who tops the ratings yet again.
A lowly mark of only 5.1 but easily enough to make Callum Wilson the NUFC man of the match. The only threat to the opposition and only one chance falling to him, last week he scored against West Ham with the only chance created for him, this time he turned an ok long ball forward from Fernandez into a one on one with the keeper. Questions as to whether he would have been penalised for a foul on Mings when he turned him and ran onto the forward ball but we’ll never know, as this time Wilson curled his effort wide of Martinez but also wide of the right hand post. With 15 minutes to go another ball over the top, this time from Willock, saw Wilson outpace the Villa defence, only for Martinez to assault him with a crazy challenge. A penalty denied due to VAR very fine offside margins but the Villa keeper should have seen red not yellow.
The rest of the team equally split with half (five) of them getting ratings of 4.0 or better, the other half / five falling below even that very low standard.
Three players in equal second place on a rating of 4.5 from fans.
Freddie Woodman did ok once again…but once again let down by those in front of him, had no chance with either goal.
Joe Willock did not too bad but never looked like making it eight scoring games in a row, he produced that excellent ball for Wilson to run onto for the controversial no penalty and no red card incident. Bruce’s negative tactics not helping the likes of Willock, as Newcastle didn’t have a single proper shot on target all game.
It was all change around Federico Fernandez but he was best of a largely poor bunch at the back.
Allan Saint-Maximin (4.2) tortured West Ham last week in the first half and set up Wilson’s early goal, this time Villa shackled the French winger far better, meaning Steve Bruce’s brilliant usual attacking plan (give the ball to ASM and hope he does something) was pretty much null and void.
Fabian Schar scraped a 4.0 but it was a poor return in reality, should have been closer to Ings who had far too much time to produce that excellent volleyed goal.
The very lowest fan rating was shared by two players on 3.3.
Jamaal Lascelles was really poor at the back and showed minimal leadership throughout as well as his own struggling performance, whatever Steve Bruce says it was a clear penalty due to Lascelles’ outstretched arm and he should have put himself in a better position to challenge Mings, in that penalty incident.
Miguel Almiron the other rated joint lowest. The player who yet again suffers most from Bruce’s clueless management, the Head Coach repeatedly stifling the Paraguayan’s natural game. Yet again gave his usual 100% but produced pretty much nothing going forward.
Jacob Murphy (3.4) was yet again left wanting when it came to the defensive side of his game and questions must be asked after the opening two matches, about the selection of wing-backs.
On the other side Matt Ritchie (3.6) also was weak in defence and opposition teams set to profit this season unless something changes, especially when Newcastle start playing the better teams.
Isaac Hayden (3.6) worked hard as usual before being forced off through injury at the break. However, questions once again need asked about Newcastle’s lack of quality in the middle of the pitch, both going forward and protecting the defence.
Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 7.30am Monday:
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 – Saturday 21 August 3pm
Ings 45+3, El Ghazi 62 pen
(In brackets the first half stats)
Possession was Aston Villa 47% (60%) Newcastle 53% (40%)
Total shots were Aston Villa 10 (5) Newcastle 9 (3)
Shots on target were Aston Villa 2 (1) Newcastle 1 (0)
Corners were Aston Villa 3 (2) Newcastle 4 (1)
Referee: David Coote
Woodman, Fernandez (Joelinton 77), Lascelles, Schar, Murphy, Hayden (Sean Longstaff 46), Almiron, Willock (Fraser 89), Ritchie, Wilson, Saint-Maximin
Gillespie, Clark, Lewis, Hendrick, Krafth, Gayle
Crowd: 41,964 (2,950 Newcastle United)
(Steve Bruce totally embarrassing yet again, blames everybody but himself for Villa defeat – Read HERE)
(Match Report: Aston Villa 2 Newcastle 0 – Steve Bruce negativity sees NUFC fail and only have 1 shot on target – Read HERE)
(Aston Villa 2 Newcastle 0 – Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Saturday’s second defeat of season – Read HERE)
(Aston Villa 2 Newcastle 0 – Steve Bruce negativity sees NUFC fail and only have 1 shot on target – Read HERE)
(Aston Villa boss says it didn’t take a ‘brilliant performance’ to beat Newcastle United – Read HERE)
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