This was the team for the 1-1 draw against Wolves, including the three second-half substitutions.
Here are our individual player ratings for the match.
Martin Dubravka – 5
- Dubravka did not have much to do in the first half as Wolves barely threatened. In the second half it was a different story, but the visitors still didn’t force the 30-year-old into too many saves. It was a poor decision to make a play on Matt Doherty’s cross in the 72nd minute that allowed Wolves to level the game. He flapped at the ball and guided it right into a danger area. Jonny was there to slot it away. Other than that one moment, Martin put in a solid display.
Deandre Yedlin – 6
- Yedlin’s defensive frailties were again on display at times. He was beaten on occasion down his flank. However, his pace is a crucial element to the attack as he’s always willing to get forward. DeAndre managed a few good crosses. Should have won a corner late that was wrongly ruled a goal kick. The subsequent passage of play led to Sean Longstaff’s sending off. Yedlin also was in a perfect position on the Wolves’ goal to handle Doherty’s cross if Dubravka would have left it.
Fede Fernandez – 7
- Fernandez came in from the cold and put in a solid performance. He did his defensive work like a professional. His cross for the goal was excellent and very timely. Fernandez never lets this club down.
Jamaal Lascelles – 7
- Lascelles had an excellent game. His towering header hearkened back to a few years ago. His defensive work again was outstanding as he did a good job keeping Raul Jimenez quiet. Jamaal displayed his leadership abilities all game long and one of the best players yesterday.
Ciaran Clark – 6
- Another solid display from the 30-year-old. Though he had some trouble with Traore and Doherty on the left flank, but was not helped by Jetro Willems who struggled to keep up in the second half. Clark is prone to the rash challenge at times, and that was again the case as he was cautioned early in the second half. However, Clark put in another professional performance and has been an asset since returning to the team.
Jetro Willems – 5
- Jetro had a lot of trouble with Adama Traore and Matt Doherty who ran him ragged. He also failed to do much going forward until a late right-footed strike went just wide. He also got on the end of a cross late in the game but his header was straight at Patricio. With all that being said, Jetro actually had a decent game statistically. He had the most tackles of anyone on the pitch with six and won thirteen duels. The issue was that he was under constant pressure and needed some more help from Allan Saint-Maximin.
Matty Longstaff – 6
- This ended up being a tough outing for the 19-year-old, especially in the second half. In the first half, Matty had some deft touches and launched a superb ball that found a breaking Miguel Almiron. The second half proved too much for the youngster as the team mentality left him vulnerable to the Wolves’ swarm. He’s still learning his craft and games like this will ultimately help his growth as a player.
Sean Longstaff – 6
- Sean had a pretty decent game until his sending off. He worked his socks off and had a few threatening set-piece deliveries. The 22-year-old was very involved in the midfield and had quite a few touches and passes. Sean and his brother Matty did not do enough to stem the Wolves’ tide in the second half. It was a reckless challenge that will likely see him miss the next few games. We think the sending off was harsh but Sean was not in control and left himself at the mercy of the referee.
Miguel Almiron – 6
- It’s the same old story for Almiron. His pace and direct attacks were outstanding. However, his lack of composure in the final third does not seem to be improving. He flubbed a chance early in the game when Joelinton headed a ball back across goal that found Miguel. Matty Longstaff sent him clear but a heavy first touch let him down and his subsequent effort hit the side netting. He also had a horrendous pass on a break in which he had three teammates breaking with him. He just gifted possession back to Wolves. However, Almiron was absolutely outstanding in fulfilling his defensive duties. He helped DeAndre Yedlin all game long and had a couple crucial interceptions.
Allan Saint-Maximin – 6
- Saint-Maximin was again our main threat going forward and created some chances with his runs. However, it again all came to nothing. He was basically our only threat in the second half until a few late Willems chances. Saint-Maximin did not do enough defensively to help Willems with Adama Traore and Matt Doherty.
Joelinton – 5
- Joelinton started well with his hold-up play but it was ultimately another day of frustration for the Brazilian. He won a couple of headers in the box but they failed to threaten Rui Patricio. His defensive work was top notch as he won a fair few aerial duels. However, he does not look like much of a scoring threat and as a number 9 that is a massive problem. His touch on the Longstaff red card was poor but it was a tough ball to handle that came his way.
Jonjo Shelvey – n/a
- Not enough time on the pitch to get a rating though Jonjo came on in tough circumstances and put in the effort. This has been a very frustrating season for Jonjo.
Christian Atsu – n/a
- Not enough time on the pitch to get a rating.
Dwight Gayle – n/a
- Not enough time on the pitch to get a rating.
Who Was Newcastle's Best Player Against Wolves?
- Allan Saint-Maximin (35%, 345 )
- Federico Fernandez (17%, 165 )
- Miguel Almiron (16%, 155 )
- Jamaal Lascelles (15%, 149 )
- Ciaran Clark (5%, 47 )
- Jetro Willems (4%, 43 )
- Matty Longstaff (2%, 22 )
- Sean Longstaff (2%, 17 )
- Dwight Gayle (1%, 13 )
- DeAndre Yedlin (1%, 12 )
- Martin Dubravka (1%, 12 )
- Jonjo Shelvey (1%, 9 )
- Joelinton (1%, 6 )
- Christian Atsu (0%, 1 )
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