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Our Individual Player Ratings From Watford Draw



Here are our individual player ratings for the win at Tottenham on Sunday.

Martin Dubravka – 7

  • Another solid performance from our goalkeeper.  Could do nothing about the early goal.  He again made the saves to keep Newcastle in the game.

Paul Dummett – 6

  • Another very good performance from Paul.  He and Lascelles maybe could have been better prepared for the initial goal as Will Hughes was left unmarked.  Though it was an unlucky deflection that landed perfectly for Hughes.  Was solid defensively and played the ball decently from the back.

Jamaal Lascelles – 6

  • A little lapse of concentration on the early goal along with Paul Dummett.  Had a superb run down the left flank in the second half that led to a chance for Atsu.  Was very good defensively and battled at the back.  A signature performance from the captain with a bloodied nose to show for it.

Fabian Schar – 8

  • Excellent performance from Schar.  The first game in which we saw consistent runs from the back this season.  Took his goal very well at a crucial point in the match.  Had another clear chance from a Sean Longstaff free kick in the second half but fluffed the header.  Schar was again calm and collected defensively.

Emil Krafth – 6

  • Played solidly and seems to be clear first-choice on the right.  He is the best defender of our three right-backs.  Emil is savvy and positions himself well.  Did not offer much of a threat going forward down the right until his cross that led to Schar’s goal.  Is only going to get better and has been a good addition to the squad.

Jetro Willems – 8

  • Jetro was excellent down the left flank.  He was strong in possession and bombed down the right on numerous occasions.  Linked up well with Atsu and Joelinton.  He is better at beating his man than Matt Ritchie and can put in some quality crosses.  If he can keep putting in some performances like this and Leicester City, it will be interesting when Ritchie returns.  He’s not the leader Ritchie is as he doesn’t seem to have that type of personality but looks like a very good addition.

Isaac Hayden – 7

  • Another battling performance by Isaac in the middle of the pitch.  Put in some crunching tackles and his shot was a terrific effort just saved by Foster.

Sean Longstaff – 6

  • He again started slowly but had a much better second half.  Had an excellent free kick that Schar couldn’t quite get on target.  Still coming back to his best from the injury.  Has struggled a little with consistency this season but has grown into each game which is a good sign.

Christian Atsu – 8

  • What a performance from Christian Atsu.  He was a threat down the left and played well with Willems.  The fact that those two have had limited time together in practice and the game wasn’t noticeable in the least.  Held on to the ball very well and made some great moves to maintain possession.  Also seems to have added some flair to his game this season.  Created two great chances for Almiron.  One of his best performances for Newcastle.  In fact, his last three league games have been some of his best for the club – last year’s finale at Fulham, last week at Tottenham, and this match.

Miguel Almiron – 6

  • He again ran himself ragged but his very poor finishing cost Newcastle.  Had a golden chance right after the Watford goal but his first touch was poor.  He played well but he just seems to panic at times in the box.   The adage is that once he gets the first one, the goals will flow.  We don’t think that is going to be the case with Miguel.  He is just not a goal scorer.  However, he should be creating more and we think he will do that soon enough.

Joelinton – 7

  • Was excellent in his build-up play.  Rarely lost possession and laid the ball off expertly to lead attacks.  However, did not run into the channels enough and offered little threat on goal.  His hold-up play was so good that he still gets a high score despite the lack of a presence in front of goal.  His improvement from Norwich has been astronomical.  The change of formation has really helped Joelinton.  The fact that he is so strong when on the ball this early in his Newcastle career is a very good sign.

Javier Manquillo – 6

  • Came on late for Emil Krafth and played decently.  Not much time on the pitch to make an influence.  It’s hard on Javier as he has played well but seems to have lost his place to Krafth.

Yoshinori Muto – 6

  • Came on earlier than usual for Atsu and had a couple of chances.  Was straight through on goal from a Joelinton pass but ran in a straight line and was forced wide.  His shot didn’t threaten Foster.  His pace is an asset and it’s tough to judge him too harshly in these late appearances.  His movement in space is excellent and we would love to see him on the pitch for a full game with Joelinton.

Federico Fernandez – 7

  • Second straight league game where he came on late and you could not tell the difference.  A model professional who needs to get a contract extension.

 


54 comments so far

  • jane

    Sep 1, 2019 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #1

    Espanyol and Wolves league form may have been affected by the Europa league matches they’ve played.

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  • jane

    Sep 1, 2019 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #2

    oh is that spurious post first 😉

    1
  • jane

    Sep 1, 2019 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #3

    ” What’s everyone’s guess at our final league position?”

    this season maybe like the season before last where lots of teams are only separated by only a few points.

    0
  • Jib

    Sep 1, 2019 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #4

    I thought Atsu was a 9

    1
  • Jib

    Sep 1, 2019 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #5

    Christian hardly put a foot wrong

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  • Jib

    Sep 1, 2019 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #6

    Jane poor use of “only”

    Work needed on your writing

    2
  • Jib

    Sep 1, 2019 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #7

    Great goal by Tomas
    Atletico win I think

    1
  • Jib

    Sep 1, 2019 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #8

    Thomas Teye Partey

    1
  • Jib

    Sep 1, 2019 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #9

    Team mate of Atsu in thee Ghana team

    1
  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 1, 2019 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #10

    Yawn.

    Jib can you and Jane not have an online domestic might be more interesting than your efforts today.

    Perhaps you could introduce “others” in your stable to chip in as well.

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  • jane

    Sep 1, 2019 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #11

    Jib you’re earlier post about the unusual look of the Spanish league table was only a bit premature as the Madrid clubs will probably only be first and second by the end of the day.

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  • Jib

    Sep 1, 2019 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #12

    Jane correct
    If RM win at Villareal
    they go 2nd

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  • Jib

    Sep 1, 2019 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #13

    Villareal
    Go 1 up !!!!

    0
  • toon22

    Sep 1, 2019 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #14

    Its never Jabbas fault

    6
  • TheJimBelow

    Sep 1, 2019 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #15

    Love these ratings articles Neil/Ed.

    Thought Atsu was awesome yesterday, as was Schär. Hopefully Atsu can kick on now he’s up to full match fitness!!

    2
  • toon22

    Sep 1, 2019 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #16
  • Munster Mag

    Sep 1, 2019 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #17

    Gosh if Madrid dont improve they’ll want rafa….in Jail’s wet dream.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 1, 2019 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #18

    They won’t want Steve Bruce, that’s for sure Munster.

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  • toon22

    Sep 1, 2019 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #19

    Naa Munster

    They will want to snap up the traitor instead ?

    5
  • Munster Mag

    Sep 1, 2019 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #20

    I didnt check in much last night Jib. Was it the usual screamers? When are we getting the schilling bonus? Michael is very slow this year. Maybe the amphibian is right and he isnt as nice as we thought?

    1
  • Jib

    Sep 1, 2019 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #21

    toon22
    What a horrible pic fail
    stick to gaming

    2
  • Munster Mag

    Sep 1, 2019 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #22

    Where did I suggest the “traitor” wud be wanted, muppet? You never told us where u live frog. Presume u go to away games as you showed you are not from tyneside as u dont know Haymarket.

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Sep 1, 2019 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #23

    He has as much chance as Benitez.

    1
  • toon22

    Sep 1, 2019 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #24

    You love it JIB and your many alts

    That lands worthless to the toon and its future

    😉

    7
  • toon22

    Sep 1, 2019 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #25

    You think the traitor would ever manage any top team anywhere >?
    With his long history of failure ?

    6
  • Jib

    Sep 1, 2019 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #26

    Bale sends a ball over the bar
    Munster I’m still waiting for Miike’s bonus
    I hope he hasn’t stiffed me

    3
  • Munster Mag

    Sep 1, 2019 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #27

    Was it bobby who said earlier that this blog is miles away from the real nufc match going fans? Hope so. The geordies I knew were a great bunch.

    3
  • Anglo Saxon

    Sep 1, 2019 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #28

    repost missed the bus too busy reading’
    Jib Almiron you still think will get 22 goals this season or is it the tenure of his contract is that 6 years. Silly Tart

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 1, 2019 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #29

    There’s nul in my account either. Must have been all the transfer money he spent on Joe and co. I aint buying any more donnay socks but I have the 20 from last week.

    0
  • Jib

    Sep 1, 2019 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #30

    Munster once you peel away the empty headed bairns
    and the mackem scum away from the blog there’s not many
    posters worth a candle on here

    4
  • Munster Mag

    Sep 1, 2019 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #31

    If you add frogs gaming time to his blog time and subtract it from 24, we shud get an idea of how much time he has actually living and doing other non screen activities. Cant be much?

    1
  • toon22

    Sep 1, 2019 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #32

    JIB and his many alts

    Hiya KBA

    Who do you think he will pretend to sell us to next time ?

    9
  • toon22

    Sep 1, 2019 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #33

    Ahh

    Im on here 24/7 but the PR arnt ?

    LOL

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 1, 2019 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #34

    Some very good guys though Jib. I still have a lot of regard for a good few like Lilongwe, robleenio, Lfgaud, bobby, essex, billson and plenty others. Noticeably they could debate views that some others only shout down. Sports Direct disagrees with some stuff I say but argues with reason and doesnt need others shouters backing him up and hearting him.

    1
  • bettyswallocks

    Sep 1, 2019 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #35

    Munster……… Did you enjoy the match?

    4
  • Australian Pie

    Sep 1, 2019 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #36

    Rafa lovers and Bruce accepters, the two blog divides. I’m both ?

    Great article, really enjoy the player rankings. I would agree on the most part for all. Atsu has been amazing coming into the side, Hayden still for me player of the season to date

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 1, 2019 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #37

    My mistake Munster, I thought Rafa had managed Real Madrid.

    9
  • Jib

    Sep 1, 2019 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #38

    That’s your problem Jail
    Thinking

    2
  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 1, 2019 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #39

    Jib – I’ve never made references to interfering with children. For you to suggest I am involved in such practices really does show what sort of scum you really are. Not that I had any doubts.

    I do think any apology is in order.

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 1, 2019 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #40

    Toon 22 can you formally name “the PR” please

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