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.
A struggle last weekend to view any Newcastle player deserving of NUFC man of the match against Arsenal, this week though a relative host of contenders.
Top of the pile is Matt Ritchie (7.5), who had been totally sidelined by Steve Bruce since 3 January 2021 in terms of Premier League starts. Recalled at the start of April, with the Scottish international in the team, Newcastle have won three and drawn two of the last seven matches, his usual full on dedication not enough to prevent this second defeat since his return to the team.
Joe Willock (7.3) is the only other player rated 7.0 or higher by the fans, a really good energetic performance and after seeing his penalty saved, was quick enough and athletic enough to put away the rebound despite slipping. That put Newcastle 3-2 up with less than half an hour to go, sadly within four minutes Man City had scored twice and won the game.
When it comes to the weakest in the team, for the Newcastle fans only one player stood out. Jonjo Shelvey (5.1) contributed very little and his lack of pace and failure to get further up the pitch leading to yet another poor display.
The other eight players rated much of a muchness by the Newcastle United supporters rating their contributions.
Interesting to see some of the over the top coverage about the performance and Steve Bruce, then compare it to the ratings from fans. The Newcastle supporters rating eight of the starting eleven as 6.somethings, appreciating that whilst NUFC caused some problems on the break and played pretty well in patches, Man City dominated (82% possession) despite leaving out almost all of their best players and at times Newcastle really struggled to get the ball off them.
The third highest of all the eleven ratings behind Ritchie and Willock was Almiron (6.8), a very decent shift as the Paraguayan gave it his all.
The defence struggled and could have conceded more than the four goals, Emil Krafth (6.6) getting a rare top mark out of the central defenders as that very good headed first goal boosted his rating. None of the three centre-backs had great games at the back, with Dummett (6.4) and Fernandez (6.1) struggling against the likes of hat-trick scoring Torres.
Jacob Murphy (6.5) also wasn’t great as the emphasis was on defending rather than attacking from wing-back, whilst Martin Dubravka (6.2) conceded four goals from eight efforts on target.
Allan Saint-Maximin (6.3) did contribute up to a point but his spark didn’t really seem to be there, nor his pace. Maybe he wasn’t totally fit or just possibly out of sorts, not helped by how little Newcastle saw of the ball.
Completing the first team picture, Joelinton (6.2) showed good desire to win the penalty that he got up from and dispatched so convincingly. However, he didn’t contribute much else.
Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 6am Tuesday:
If 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:
Newcastle 3 Manchester City 4 – Friday 14 May 8pm
Krafth 25, Joelinton 45+6 pen, Willock 62
Cancelo 39, Torres 42, 64, 66
(Half-time stats in brackets)
Possession was Man City 82% (81%) Newcastle 18% (19%)
Total shots were Man City 15 (8) Newcastle 11 (5)
Shots on target were Man City 6 (4) Newcastle 5 (2)
Corners were Man City 5 (3) Newcastle 4 (2)
Referee: Kevin Friend
Dubravka, Murphy, Fernandez (Gayle 88), Krafth, Dummett, Ritchie (Sean Longstaff 84), Shelvey, Willock, Almiron, Saint-Maximin, Joelinton (Lewis 84)
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