Newcastle v Bournemouth: Player ratings '“ Sissoko awful, Riviere out of his depth

Newcastle United produced an abysmal performance against Bournemouth in losing 3-1, and the player ratings below reflect that.

Sunday, 6th March 2016, 6:52 pm
Updated Sunday, 6th March 2016, 6:56 pm
Emmanuel Riviere and Bournemouth's Andrew Surman battle for the ball in the air

Daryl Janmaat: Had United’s first shot at goal in the 64th minute and at least was one of the few players who had a go........ 6

Steven Taylor: Given inadequate protection by the midfield in front of him, and scored an unfortunate own goal.......... 5

Jamaal Lascelles: Had a testing afternoon in the heart of McClaren’s defence...... 4

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Paul Dummett: Forced off with a first-half injury........ 5

Moussa Sissoko: Awful, and was booed off the pitch when he was replaced midway through the second half.......... 3

Jonjo Shelvey: Competed and tried in vain to lift some of his team-mates..... 6

Jack Colback: Gave the ball away needlessly for the first goal and struggled throughout...... 4

Georginio Wijnaldum: Looked a shadow of the player who scored four goals in one home game a few months ago.......... 4

Ayoze Perez: Had one real chance and took it on his recall to the starting XI........... 6

Emmanuel Riviere: A willing runner and worker but out of his depth.... 3


Vurnon Anita (for Dummett, 31): Never able to get into the game after his long lay-off........4/10

Aleksandar Mitrovic (for Riviere, 46): Marginally better up front than Riviere........5/10

Rolando Aarons (for Sissoko, 69): Wasn’t able to spark United into life.......5/10

Subs not used: Karl Darlow, Karl Darlow, Henri Saivet, Yoan Gouffran, Seydou Doumbia.

BOURNEMOUTH: Artur Boruc 6; Adam Smith 7, Simon Francis 7, Steve Cook 7, Charlie Daniels 8; Matt Ritchie 7, Dan Gosling 7, Andrew Surman 6, Max Gradel 8; Joshua King 7, Benik Afobe 8.

Subs: Marc Pugh (for Gradel, 60, 6), Lewis Grabban (for Afobe, 69, 6), Sylvain Distin (for Ritchie, 90, 6).

Subs not used: Adam Federici, Tommy Elphick, Glenn Murray, Eunan O’Kane.


Paul Tierney (Lancashire): Got one or two minor decisions wrong, but that’s it.......6/10