Miles Starforth's player ratings: Perez and Yedlin fail to impress as Newcastle put to the sword

Newcastle United were put to the sword by West Ham United as their three-game winning run came to an end - but who stood out for Rafa Benitez's side?

Sunday, 2nd December 2018, 8:11 am
Updated Sunday, 2nd December 2018, 8:25 am
Rafa Benitez saw his Newcastle side beaten by West Ham United

The Magpies saw their promising form of late abruptly halted by a clinical West Ham United side, who triumphed 3-0 at St James's Park. But who stood out - and conversely, struggled, for Newcastle during the home defeat? Our man Miles Starforth has dished out his player ratings, so click through the pages below to find out how he rated the Newcastle side:

Has had better afternoons at St James's Park. 5
Was given an awkward afternoon by Anderson, who was superb on the left. 4

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Couldn't lead Newcastle to a fourth successive victory after being handed the captain's armband. 5
Kept his place despite Lascelles' return to fitness, not at his best. 5
Tried to get forward but didn't make an impact. 5
Made a good start and kept possession well, less wasteful than some of his team-mates. 6
Put in some good challenges, but all too often was wasteful with the ball. 5
Couldn't force a breakthrough with a series of crosses and corners, picked up fifth booking of season. 5
Had three good chances in the first half and should have equalised. 4
Had a few bright moments, but wasn't nearly dangerous enough in the final third. 5
Well marshalled by West Ham, didn't come close to scoring. 5
(For Ritchie, 53) Had one shot saved by Fabianski. 5
(For Kenedy, 70) Looked rusty after missing almost a month of football. 5
(For Perez, 77) - N/A