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Our Player Ratings For Magnificent Win At West Ham


This was the team for the 2-3 win at West Ham, including the three second-half substitutions.

Here are our individual player ratings for the match.

Martin Dubravka – 7

  • Martin didn’t have too much to do before West Ham came on late in the game. He made an outstanding save from a Balbuena header in the first half. While it was a quick reaction, he could have done better on the first goal. He got a hand to Sebastien Haller’s header across the face of goal but weakly tipped into the path of the charging Fabian Balbuena. Other than that it was a faultless performance from the 30-year-old. He could do nothing on the second goal from Robert Snodgrass.

Deandre Yedlin – 7

  • Yedlin put in a better performance defensively than the last two weeks. He was helped a little by a poor game from Felipe Anderson from West Ham who did very little all match. Yedlin went slightly too early on a Saint-Maximin cross early in the second half leading to his goal being disallowed. He put in a few decent crosses in what was a solid performance from the 26-year-old.

Fede Fernandez – 8

  • The Argentine put in another terrific display at the back. A week after his brilliant cross for Lascelle’s goal, he gets one himself on a header over Roberto who had inexplicably decided to stop charging. Fernandez had well over ten clearances and helped secure the right-hand side of the defense. We can’t see how he doesn’t keep his place for Bournemouth even if Fabian Schar is ready to go.

Jamaal Lascelles – 7

  • This was another excellent display from our captain. Jamaal kept Sebastien Haller and Albian Ajeti, when he came on, very quiet. He did well to keep the troops together during the late West Ham surge. Lascelles was again excellent in the air and had around ten clearances.

Ciaran Clark – 8

  • The 30-year-old took his goal very well. It was his 9th for Newcastle. He was again solid defensively making some key blocks. Worked well with Jetro Willems to make sure Andriy Yarmolenko was a non-factor. He’s pretty much got a stranglehold on his position right now over Paul Dummett and the returning Florian Lejeune.

Jetro Willems – 8

  • Jetro got an assist from the lob into the box that Fede Fernandez headed home. He worked extremely well with Ciaran Clark again. This time they kept their flank very quiet with the Ukranian Yarmolenko contributing next to nothing. He had a superb ball to release Allan Saint-Maximin on his first one-on-one with Roberto. Willems worked so well with the Frenchman down the left. He released Saint-Maximin time and again with his deft passing.

Jonjo Shelvey – 8

  • What a return to the fold for the midfielder. Jonjo was absolutely superb in this game and did exactly what this side needed. His free-kick delivery to Jeolinton at the back post was perfect. He rattled the bar with outside of his right foot after the Allan Saint-Maximin/Miguel Almiron debacle in front of the goal. His set-piece goal was a blast from about 30 yards. He tired a bit as the game went on and we saw some of his lackadaisical tendencies creep in. He didn’t track Sebastien Haller who pipped in front of him to get the ball on target from the corner on the first goal. We would have liked to have seen Matty Longstaff brought in for Jonjo at around the 70-minute mark. Shelvey deserves to keep his place for Bournemouth however, he’s so inconsistent that we can see him not showing up and losing it again. He needs to play this well week in and out but has never been able to maintain this level over long stretches.

Isaac Hayden – 8

  • Hayden showed no signs of rust after missing the last three matches with his red card suspension. He did the dirty work in the midfield and was outstanding. He made the tackles he needed to and won the ball back numerous times. His release to Allan Saint-Maximin was astute. He just launched it downfield and let the Frenchman blow by the West Ham defenders. Isaac also did well to win the ball back and get fouled by Robert Snodgrass to win the free-kick that Shelvey put in the net. It was a masterful performance by the returning midfielder.

Miguel Almiron – 8

  • Almiron was outstanding on Saturday with his pace and touches in the final third. He is such a willing runner and gave everything for the cause. His burst of pace led to an early free-kick and a yellow from Issa Diop. While Diop didn’t make too much contact, Almiron’s speed was too much for the French defender who had to bring him down. Miguel again put in a shift defensively. He didn’t have any glaring misses except for the one that Saint-Maximin pulled back to him after the Frenchman was through on goal. Almiron seemed to play with a bit more swagger yesterday but that may have been because we had the early lead.

Allan Saint-Maximin – 8

  • Allan Saint-Maximin did everything except for score against West Ham. He had three shots on target and was clean through on West Ham’s goalkeeper Roberto twice. He should have done much better with those opportunities. We hope he isn’t getting into Almiron territory with his missed chances. It’s still early but he really needed to put one of those two breakaways in the back of the net. He almost claimed his first assist with an excellent delivery to Yedlin early in the second half. However, Yedlin’s run was ruled offside. The 22-year-old wore out West Ham’s 34-year-old right-back Pablo Zabaleta. West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini must not have known much about Saint-Maximin to put the aging Argentine up against him. He’ll know all about Allan after this match.

Joelinton – 7

  • This was an improvement from Joelinton despite not getting any chances on goal. He held the ball up very well and proved a vital defensive presence late in the game. He got an assist today with this coordinated header across the face of goal that Ciaran Clark put away. The Brazilian found space and was always ready for the ball when we were in possession. He is still learning how to play in this league but he has the physical characteristics to become a success. He just needs to get into the positions where he can get some more efforts on goal.

Subs

Christian Atsu – 8

  • Christian only came on for the last 15 minutes but showed why he such a valuable team player. He replaced Saint-Maximin as a crucial outlet late in the game. Atsu’s decisions with the ball at his feet were crucial to stemming the late West Ham surge. The 27-year-old did everything right to retain possession and prevent West Ham from getting into a late rhythm.

Paul Dummett – n/a

  • Not enough time on the pitch to get a rating.

Andy Carroll – n/a

  • Not enough time on the pitch to get a rating.

Who Was Newcastle's Man Of The Match At West Ham?

  • A. Saint-Maximin (49%, 1,182 )
  • Jonjo Shelvey (22%, 530 )
  • Miguel Almiron (9%, 224 )
  • Federico Fernandez (5%, 119 )
  • Jetro Willems (4%, 102 )
  • Ciaran Clark (4%, 85 )
  • Isaac Hayden (3%, 61 )
  • Joelinton (2%, 52 )
  • Martin Dubravka (1%, 25 )
  • Andy Carroll (1%, 14 )
  • Jamaal Lascelles (0%, 10 )
  • DeAndre Yedlin (0%, 7 )
  • Paul Dummett (0%, 6 )
  • Christian Atsu (0%, 5 )

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51 comments so far

  • Jib

    Nov 3, 2019 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #1

    Jail for Ashley
    If attendances were down because of the football on show we’d have been seeing crowds like these for years now.

    So you saying Rafa’s footy was crap.

    Very interesting

    I wonder if Catchy is reading

    2
  • Jib

    Nov 3, 2019 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #2

    ASM gets bums off seats
    If finds his scoring boots he’ll become an idol very quickly

    1
  • Jib

    Nov 3, 2019 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #3

    I wonder how impressed Southgate is with the dross on show at Goodison ?

    0
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Nov 3, 2019 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #4

    if the alt hunters are right there are only about ten real posters on here
    if the alt hunters are wrong then pretty soon there will only be ten people left on this blog as all the ‘alts’ (everyone that isnt toon22) will have been driven out or burned at the stake.

    reading the blog its easy.to see how Salem happened.

    4
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 3, 2019 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #5

    Jib,
    You know as well as I do the football wasn’t the best, it got results though and it was getting better as he slowly put together a decent team. I was more referring to the dross under Mcardew.

    4
  • hibbit

    Nov 3, 2019 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #6

    Jib
    if the lad does find he’s scoring there’s no doubt he’ll be a legend, his value will quadruple and Ashley will sell him,

    8
  • toon22

    Nov 3, 2019 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #7

    JIB

    When Rafa left all hope left with him, the fans are sick of Jabba

    You can put as much PR spin on it you like, it not going to change anything

    7
  • toon22

    Nov 3, 2019 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #8

    Hibbit

    Exactly

    We wont ever build a team, Jabba inst interested in building anything other than his own personal profits

    7
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 3, 2019 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #9

    The next Mike Williamson,
    I’m surprised at you, so you are quite happy for a female poster to be described as a wench as long as it rattles certain posters cages, what has this place come to.

    5
  • IrishRob

    Nov 3, 2019 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #10

    My cat keeps farting and it smells like a bad version of buttered popcorn. Just saying!

    0
  • toon22

    Nov 3, 2019 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #11

    See what i mean about posters like JIB

    Pure PR

    😉

    10
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Nov 3, 2019 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #12

    Munster

    The day you stop telling lies is the day I’ll start answering your questions, I suspect it’ll be never.

    5
  • IrishRob

    Nov 3, 2019 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #13

    Fool22 if anyone is fake or has ulterior motives it’s you.

    7
  • Jib

    Nov 3, 2019 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #14

    I have to say I did like Jonjo running the length of the
    pitch to celebrate his goal with our fantastic away support

    4
  • toon22

    Nov 3, 2019 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #15

    The crowd at the match is down , and likely to keep falling
    It’s not protests
    It’s not due to Jabba

    It’s never Jabbas fault

    Irishrob

    Wouldn’t scrape your opinions off me shoe

    😉

    13
  • Jib

    Nov 3, 2019 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #16

    toon22
    Jul 29, 2019 at 11:28 PM
    Comment #18
    The Haymarket is a good place to drink and stay, and its close to the ground

    Ha ha ha

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 3, 2019 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #17

    Watching these two teams who certain posters claimed had far superior managers than us, considering there’s about half a billion pounds of talent on the pitch, it’s not much kop.

    1
  • Jib

    Nov 3, 2019 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #18

    toon22
    Jul 29, 2019 at 11:37 PM
    Comment #39
    Avoid the Big marrket and stay near the Haymarket
    The quayside is better but father away and more expensive for drinks

    Comedy gold

    3
  • toon22

    Nov 3, 2019 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #19

    JIB

    Hiya KBA

    Pure PR , here from the start
    Defending Jabba

    7
  • toon22

    Nov 3, 2019 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #20

    ITS NEVER JABBAS FAULT

    5
  • IrishRob

    Nov 3, 2019 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #21

    Fool22 I wouldn’t piss on you if you were on fire.

    4
  • Munster Mag

    Nov 3, 2019 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #22

    Boycott, can you give any examples of when I lied ? I’ll wait for an answer tks

    0
  • martoon

    Nov 3, 2019 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #23

    Jail – re FF – I think we’re going to be tied on 73 points each. I’ve got 70 with an auto-sub of 3 points to come and you’ve got 66 with an auto-sub of 7 points to come – damn than Sterling getting a yellow card 🙁

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 3, 2019 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #24

    I thought it was supposed to be a penalty if it hit you on the hand regardless.

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 3, 2019 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #25

    martoon,
    Arghhh, Vardy lost his bonus point 🙁

    0
  • jane

    Nov 3, 2019 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #26

    only for goals

    “Any goal scored or created with the use of the hand or arm will be disallowed this season even if it is accidental.”

    https://www.premierleague.com/news/1263332

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 3, 2019 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #27

    jane,
    And that clearly bounced straight off his arm and out for a corner.

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 3, 2019 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #28

    Has Gomes leg snapped in half or something?

    0
  • jane

    Nov 3, 2019 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #29

    i wasn’t watching

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 3, 2019 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #30

    martoon,
    So is that 5-4 and two draws?

    0
  • Mindshaft

    Nov 3, 2019 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #31

    Jail – snapped ankle after wild hack by son

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 3, 2019 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #32

    Well it did.

    0
  • Mindshaft

    Nov 3, 2019 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #33

    Son had just been elbowed in face so think it was a bit of retribution although he clearly didn’t mean to hurt him – he was devastated afterwards and looked in shock

    0
  • Anglo Saxon

    Nov 3, 2019 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #34

    Bad injury Everton player son who made the tackle off distraught.

    0
  • jane

    Nov 3, 2019 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #35

    “it looks more like Andre Gomes fell awkwardly after the challenge.”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/football/50046754

    0
  • Jib

    Nov 3, 2019 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #36

    THINGS have boiled over at Goodison Park after Son Heung-min was sent off for a challenge on Andre Gomes.
    The Korean was shown a red card by VAR for his tackle on the Portuguese, who suffered an injury too horrific for TV to show a replay.

    1
  • Mindshaft

    Nov 3, 2019 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #37

    Jane watched the replay back and think it may have already been broken, as soon as his foot touched ground it just bent

    0
  • Mindshaft

    Nov 3, 2019 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #38

    Son knew what he had done and burst into tears

    0
  • Jib

    Nov 3, 2019 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #39

    Twelve minutes stoppage time at Goodison

    0
  • Anglo Saxon

    Nov 3, 2019 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #40

    12 extra minutes, the game from start to finish worst I’ve seen this season.

    0

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