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Newcastle v Manchester City player ratings results from NUFC fans – Brutal but fair?

5 days ago

The results of the Newcastle v Manchester City 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.

So, what about the individuals who played in this game where Newcastle United lost for a second weekend in a row to one of the two title challengers.

A clear (black and white) Man of The Match winner, Bruno Guimaraes (5.7) adding to his growing collection. Easily Newcastle’s best player (yet again), United started the game well and the Brazilian was at the heart of it with his link up play and readiness to keep and carry the ball. As the half and the game wore on, his effectiveness diminished, with the help from others around him not great.

The rest of the team was then split between the six of them who scraped a 4.0 rating or better, then the quartet of starters who fell below that line.

No surprise that the duo to get the next highest ratings after Bruno G were Matt Targett (4.9) and Dan Burn (4.5). As always, the pair of them sticking to their tasks but not helped by the player that each of them were most relying on…

Martin Dubravka (4.2) gave away the soft second goal and struggled to command his area, as time after time, communication problems saw defenders making desperate clearances in front of him, when Dubravka was going for the same ball. The keeper did make a couple of saves that helped keep the score down but not a day he’ll want to remember.

Emil Krafth (4.1) was exposed last week against top players, especially when Diaz moved to his side after getting little out of Targett. A lot of City’s play came down the Swede’s side and whilst he gave it his all as always, a reminder of Krafth’s limitations for some fans who were getting a little carried away after a few good games.

Miguel Almiron (4.0) lucky to scrape that 4.0 or better rating, rarely involved and had minimal influence on the game.

Speaking of which, I struggle to even remember Sean Longstaff (2.7) touching the ball, a truly anonymous performance.

Right at the bottom of the pile, Chris Wood (2.4) failed to take that absolute sitter early in the game, a free header from six yards out and just a feeble back pass to Ederson. Whether he was caught out with for once getting a decent cross put in…regardless though, he had to put that away and then at least Manchester City would have had to answer some questions if going one down.

At the other end of the pitch, a painful reminder of just how far below what is needed, as Jamaal Lascelles (3.4) struggled at the back. A tough afternoon for Dan Burn as he didn’t have the usual Fabian Schar alongside him, Lascelles particularly struggling when in possession.

Allan Saint-Maximin (3.4) had some decent moments in attack, particularly that excellent early cross from the right that saw Chris Wood fail to convert. However, at the other end he had a shocker, Matt Targett given minimal help by the Frenchman and ASM completely at fault for failing to track his man and the Man City player’s (Cancelo?) header across the box finished off by Sterling at close range. It wasn’t the first or last time ASM got caught out in his defensive duties on Sunday. This is where the best teams will punish you if somebody isn’t doing their job.

Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 7.30am Monday:

Newcastle v Manchester City Player Ratings 8 May 2022If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Manchester City 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:

Manchester City 5 Newcastle 0 – Sunday 8 May 4.30pm


Man City:

Sterling 19, 90+3, Laporte 38, Rodri 61, Foden 90


(Half-time stats in brackets)

Possession was Man City 71% (68%) Newcastle 29% (32%)

Total shots were Man City 21 (10) Newcastle 7 (2)

Shots on target were Man City 9 (5) Newcastle 3 (1)

Corners were Man City 8 (4) Newcastle 2 (1)

Referee: Stuart Attwell

Attendance:  53,336 (Newcastle 3,000)

Newcastle United:

Dubravka, Krafth (Trippier 68), Lascelles, Burn, Targett, Guimaraes, Longstaff, Joelinton, Saint-Maximin, Almiron (Murphy 80), Wood (Wilson 68)

Unused Subs:

Darlow, Dummett, Schar, Ritchie, Manquillo, Gayle

(Three Newcastle United players set to miss the rest of the season – Official NUFC injury update – Read HERE)

(3 Positives and 3 Negatives taken from Manchester City 5 Newcastle 0 – Read HERE)

(Manchester City 5 Newcastle 0 – Match ratings and comments on all the NUFC players – Read HERE)

(Manchester City 5 Newcastle 0 – Instant NUFC fan / writer reaction to Sunday’s defeat – Read HERE)

(Manchester City 5 Newcastle 0 – The three big points that I’m taking from the match – Read HERE)


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