Newcastle v West Ham player ratings results from NUFC fans – A true picture
The results of the Newcastle v West Ham 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 two players ahead of the rest.
No doubt, if Newcastle had gone on to win, their marks would have been higher again.
Allan Saint-Maximin (6.7) the star man, brilliance to set up the opening goal and as usual Newcastle’s only real creative outlet, West Ham seeing danger every time he got the ball. Caught in possession for the goal that made it 2-2 but we’ll forgive him that, when Steve Bruce’s ‘plan’ means he expects ASM to do it all, you will get moments like that.
Not far behind ASM was Callum Wilson (6.4), superb movement to finish off the French winger’s cross and despite largely feeding on scraps the rest of the time, almost got a second with a cheeky backheel.
Only three other players rated 5.0 or better by the Newcastle fans.
Freddie Woodman (5.6) third top and made some cracking saves, badly exposed though by those in front of him.
Miguel Almiron (5.3) was very decent getting up and down the pitch, particularly impressive after just 45 minutes of pre-season friendly action and joining the squad a week and a half before the season started. Unlucky to see his deflected shot strike the bar and not go in.
Jacob Murphy (5.2) once again impressed going forward from wing-back and scored a very coolly taken headed goal, but as for defending, continues to struggle for me. The penalty was on the harsh side but still a naive challenge from Murphy.
Three NUFC players were picked out by fans as the weakest links.
Emil Krafth (3.5) was very poor and is so clearly not up to Premier League level, how on earth Schar wasn’t playing ahead of him…
A very weak showing from Jonjo Shelvey (3.9), as always Steve Bruce picking him whenever he is able to. Shelvey yet again lacking mobility, pace and desire, allowing West Ham to dominate the midfield.
Matt Ritchie (3.9) putting in a great cross for Jacob Murphy to make it 2-1 but Ritchie even weaker in defence than his fellow wing-back. It was also a shocker when he made such a feeble effort to get into the box and clear after the penalty was saved, Soucek strolling ahead of him and allowed to score without a challenge.
Completing the picture, three players who also were well under par.
Isaac Hayden (4.6) starting the season badly, although not helped by having Shelvey as his partner. Hayden also doing little to prevent the Hammers controlling the middle of the pitch.
Federico Fernandez (4.5) did his best to hold things together at the back but struggled. Whilst Ciaran Clark (4.2) is possibly showing clear signs of diminishing returns and maybe should have moved on this summer.
Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 8.30am Monday:
If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v West Ham 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 West Ham 4 – Sunday 15 August 2pm
Wilson 5, Murphy 40
Cresswell 18, Benrahma 53, Soucek 63, Antonio 66
Possession was West Ham 53% Newcastle 47%
Total shots were West Ham 18 Newcastle 17
Shots on target were West Ham 9 Newcastle 3
Corners were West Ham 6 Newcastle 7
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Woodman, Murphy, Krafth (Sean Longstaff 84), Fernandez, Clark, Ritchie, Shelvey (Fraser 70), Hayden, Almiron, Saint-Maximin, Wilson (Joelinton 85)
Gillespie, Gayle, Schar, Lascelles, Lewis, Hendrick
Crowd: 50,673 (3,000 West Ham)
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