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Leicester 4 Newcastle 0 – Match ratings and comments on all the NUFC players

2 months ago

We asked Jonathan Drape-Comyn to give us his match ratings and player comments after Leicester 4 Newcastle 0.

A game where Newcastle United were unlucky to concede a penalty and opening goal after Maddison’s obvious dive.

A final scoreline that flattered Leicester but difficult to defend anything about this NUFC performance.


Dubravka – 5

Couldn’t do much about the goals but still conceded four.

Maybe Darlow would have let in seven.

Manquillo – 4

Gave the ball away for the final goal and looked uncomfortable for most of the game.

Needs to be upgraded in January.

Schar – 5

Hard to tell how bad he is when he’s playing next to Lascelles.

No obvious errors but the defence was all over the place.

Five is probably generous.

Lascelles – 3

Gave away the penalty.

Yes it wasn’t a pen but he left his leg there and more fool him.

Looks so out of his depth. Has to be replaced by Fernandez.

Sorry, has been a good servant and an OK captain but not good enough.

Lewis –  5

Was going to give him a 6 but you can’t play in a back four that concedes four and get a decent rating.

Didn’t do anything that wrong…but didn’t do anything right.

Shelvey – 4

Welcome Eddie Howe to the real Jonjo Shelvey.

Lethargic, wasteful and just meandered about. Useless.

Willock – 2

One of the worst players I have seen play for us.

League One standard at best.

Can anyone think of a worse CM in the PL era (Hendrick a close run mind)?

He’ll be playing non-league in five years… bet you!

Almiron – 4


Runs around like a headless chicken.

Needs to bulk up. Weak as

Saint-Maximin – 5

At the very very least, he tries to make things happen.

Poor again today but with a better quality end product you never know.

Joelinton – 5

Did ok!

Gave the ball away too often but better than anyone else out there.

Wilson – 4

Did he even touch the ball?


Murphy – 4


Fraser – 4


Ritchie – N/A

(Not on long enough to judge)

Stats from BBC Sport:

Leicester 4 Newcastle 0 – Sunday 12 December 2pm

(Half-time stats in brackets)



Tielemans (38 pen, 81), Daka (57), Maddison (85)


Possession was Leicester 47% (56%) Newcastle 53% (44%)

Total shots were Leicester 8 (3) Newcastle 12 (4)

Shots on target were Leicester 5 (2) Newcastle 3 (0)

Corners were Leicester 4 (2) Newcastle 6 (4)

Referee: Peter Bankes

Crowd: 31,959 (NUFC 3,300)

Newcastle United:

Dubravka, Manquillo, Schar, Lascelles, Lewis (Murphy 62), Shelvey (Ritchie 85), Willock, Saint-Maximin, Almiron (Fraser 62), Joelinton, Wilson

Unused Subs:

Darlow, Hayden, Hendrick, Krafth, Gayle, Fernandez

(Leicester 4 Newcastle 0 – Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Sunday’s hammering – Read HERE)

You can follow Jonathan on Twitter @jonnyinsg


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