Newcastle Player Ratings vs Arsenal: Krul keeps the score respectable


How did Newcastle's players fare in their 3-0 defeat to Arsenal tonight? Here are the ratings for Alan Pardew's side...

Tim Krul 7 - one of the few players to come out of the game with any sort of respect, Krul made a number of good saves to keep the score respectable - even if he was culpable to the opener.

Mathieu Debuchy 7 - looked nervous in position a number of times, but was one of Newcastle's few attacking outlets on the right hand side and actually looked like he was trying to contribute offensively.

Mike Williamson 5 - failed to deal with a number of crosses into the box, often panicking and thrashing wildly at the ball, failing to prevent a buoyant Arsenal attack.

Fabrizio Coloccini 5 - looked like a player who is already thinking about the summer holidays, struggling all night - particularly on the third goal, where he completely lost Olivier Giroud.

Paul Dummett 5 - struggled at left back as Arsenal's movement often caught the youngster out in a display that won't live long in the memory.

Cheick Tiote 6 - got on the ball the most and completed the most passes in the Newcastle team, but did so without really having a positive effect on the game from an attacking standpoint, but was one of the few players to make an effort defensively.

Vurnon Anita 5 - fairly anonymous in the Magpies midfield, Anita didn't get on the ball enough and didn't contribute in any area of the field in an underwhelming display.

Dan Gosling 5 - just like Anita, Gosling went missing before being substituted with twenty minutes left. Gosling was supposed to be the link man between the midfield and attack, but barely touched the ball.

Moussa Sissoko 6 - at least attempted to make chances in the first half with runs forward but his passing and delivery left a lot to be desired. Looked out of position on the right hand side.

Yoann Gouffran 5 - Offered very little going forward as Newcastle's most attacking outlet behind Loic Remy, but had the fewest touches of the ball from the starting players.

Loic Remy 5 - Didn't look fully fit and it seemed that his head was also away towards the World Cup this summer. Not the performance Pardew will have expected from his star striker.


Adam Armstrong 5 - touched the ball just twice after being brought on in the 89th minute.

Shola Ameobi 5 - touched the ball just six times, but offered more presence to the Newcastle attack.

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa 5 - just to complete the trifecta of useless substitutions, the defender was bizarrely brought on late on.

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