This was the team for the 5-0 thrashing at Leicester City, including the three second-half substitutions.
These are our individual player ratings of yesterday’s performance.
Martin Dubravka – 3
- Five shots on target and five goals pretty much sums up Dubravka’s afternoon. He was good in the first half when he made a vital stop on Ben Chilwell, and also came out to punch a promising cross from Harvey Barnes. Newcastle were still in the game though when Dubravka was beaten by Vardy at his near post for the second goal. Vardy struck it cleanly but it was a save Martin should have made. We always praise Martin for making the saves to keep Newcastle in games. This time he made the error that slammed the door shut on Newcastle’s hopes of getting anything out of the game.
Emil Krafth – 3
- The Swede did not seize his chance in coming back into the squad. He failed to handle the threats from Ben Chilwell and Harvey Barnes. He was easily beaten on a one-two that freed Chilwell through on goal but Dubravka did well to react. On the fourth goal, he gave Mark Albrighton far too much space as he easily picked out Vardy for the header. Both Krafth and Javier Manquillo have failed to impress enough in their opportunities this season.
Fabian Schar – 5
- Schar put in a committed effort but the back four went to pieces in this game. Fabian failed to react quickly enough on Ricardo’s run for the first goal. Though to be fair he was tracking Vardy. Schar had a crucial headed clearance in the first half that he gathered for a run up the right. However, he foolishly opted to shoot rather than trying to play Muto through. Put in some risky challenges in the second half as he had obviously grown frustrated with the events of the evening.
Jamaal Lascelles – 3
- Lascelles inexplicably drifted inside to track Vardy on the first goal even though Schar already had him accounted for. Lascelles was the leader of a back four that was easily picked apart by Leicester. As captain, he again did far too little to rally the lads as their heads dropped.
Paul Dummett – 3
- The deflection for the third goal was harsh on the local lad. However, he failed to adequately track Vardy on the fourth goal or handle Ndidi on the fifth. Dummett also struggled at left back and drifted inside too often which left a lot of space for Leicester City on that flank. He tried his best but was unable to handle the threats that came his way.
Miguel Almiron – 4
- Started very well with a few early runs. However once the first goal went in Almiron failed to have any impact on the game. Steve Bruce must find a position that suits him. The right-wing may not be it.
Isaac Hayden – 3
- Fought hard and was busting his gut to get to Ricardo on the first goal. He was not helped by a struggling Sean Longstaff in the midfield. His tackle on Dennis Praet was very reckless and the subsequent red card killed the game. Hayden shouldn’t be the scapegoat though because he still put in maximum effort.
Sean Longstaff – 3
- In his return, Longstaff was off the pace the entire game. He was obviously rusty and seemed to get easily winded chasing the game. Sean didn’t track Ricardo after Atsu was beaten on the first goal. He lost the ball in a good position on a pass from Joelinton that led to Hayden’s tackle on Praet. This is a game the local lad will likely want to forget.
Christian Atsu – 5
- Was one of the few players who offered anything going forward. However, his final ball was lacking again. He was beaten on a one-two that led to the first goal. However only he and Hayden were in a full sprint to try and get to Ricardo. Worked hard in an ultimately futile effort.
Yoshinori Muto – 5
- Have to feel sorry for Muto. He finally gets a start but was substituted due to the red card. He looked alert in the final third and was active. However, he couldn’t get his feet sorted on a Isaac Hayden shot that was a missed opportunity.
Joelinton – 5
- Was far too isolated and starved of service again. Had a few decent passes when in possession. Going down to ten men doomed Joeltinon to another game on an island up front. The Brazilian is trying but it’s not working out for him at the moment.
Ki Sung-yueng – 3
- Ki made no difference when he came on the pitch. The midfield was still overrun and he provided little going forward. Ki was also too slow to track runs or to close down any moves.
Andy Carroll – 6
- It was lost cause by the time Carroll was brought on for the ineffective Joelinton. Andy was in the game just to get a run-out. He worked hard though as he tried to press Leicester City when they brought the ball out from the back. Had nothing of note to contribute in the attack as Newcastle weren’t bothered by the time he came on.
DeAndre Yedlin – 5
- There was nothing to judge Yedlin on as he came in for Almiron on the right-wing. The game was lost when he came on and Newcastle were just waiting for the final whistle.
Who Was Newcastle's Best Player In 5-0 Submission At Leicester City?
- Fabian Schar (21%, 186 )
- Andy Carroll (21%, 181 )
- Christian Atsu (12%, 103 )
- Jamaal Lascelles (7%, 58 )
- Sean Longstaff (6%, 55 )
- Isaac Hayden (6%, 54 )
- Miguel Almiron (5%, 44 )
- Yoshinori Muto (4%, 39 )
- DeAndre Yedlin (4%, 34 )
- Emil Krafth (4%, 34 )
- Joelinton (3%, 27 )
- Paul Dummett (3%, 25 )
- Martin Dubravka (2%, 20 )
- Ki Sung-yueng (1%, 8 )
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