Woeful from Newcastle United. As a result, the match commentary will be short as there isn’t much to say. United are safe from the drop but somehow keep reverting back to old tactics that just don’t seem to work.
It was like watching the opening scene of Saving Private Ryan – an absolute butchery.
So without further ado, here are your match ratings…
Martin Dubravka: 5.5/10
Horrible night to be a Newcastle United Goalkeeper. Made 5 saves and one of those was a fantastic effort to deny David Silva.
DeAndre Yedlin: 3.5/10
A night to forget for DeAndre! Stand out statistic was a 45% pass competition rate – not his finest.
Emil Krafth: 4.5/10
Played out of position at Centre-Back, which is bizarre after his fantastic performances at wing back the last 2 games. Looked a bit out of sorts for a large part of the game, hardly his fault.
Federico Fernandez: 3.5/10
Worst performance in a Newcastle jersey for some time. Ended up scoring an own goal, which he can’t be blamed for – but positional play was all over the place.
Danny Rose: 5/10
Made the most tackles last evening with 4 in total. Tried to create space out wide and worked hard. Still yet to win over Newcastle fans as he tries to secure his future at the club.
Fabian Schar: 3.5/10
Arguably one of United’s most talented players – but he looks well off the player he was before the virus hit. Playing like he wants out and could be seen casually trotting back whilst Man City scored their second of the night. Won’t be surprised if he leaves in the transfer window.
Jonjo Shelvey: 4/10
Forgettable night for Jonjo (as well as the whole team). Played further up the pitch but gave the ball away far too easily – once actually leading to a goal being conceded. A pity, as he has played superbly the last few matches.
Nabil Bentaleb: 4/10
Couldn’t seem to find any rhythm and looked awfully disjointed at times. Made a few good tackles but costed United for their 5th conceded goal of the evening.
Valentino Lazaro: 4.5/10
Does work hard and had one or two good dribbles but dispossessed for United’s second concession of the evening. He has the ability but has yet to find his feet.
Matt Ritchie: 4/10
Didn’t look himself and maybe because he has just come back from injury.
Another lonely afternoon for big Jo. Completely isolated up top and can hardly be blamed for not producing anything magical.
Substitutes (Must play over 20 minutes to receive a rating)
Manquillo: 5/10 (66′ minute sub)
Arrived on the pitch to an onslaught.
Dwight Gayle: 4.5/10 (66′ minute sub)
Not sure if he even touched the ball.
Matty Longstaff: 8/10 (66′ minute sub)
Nothing to report on.
Christian Atsu: N/A
Yoshinori Muto: N/A