Newcastle ratings: Midfield panned – and Cisse doesn’t fare any better

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It wasn’t a good night for Newcastle United at West Ham. Here’s how the Magpies rated.

DARYL JANMAAT: One of Newcastle’s better performers 6

CHANCEL MBEMBA: Struggled to keep West Ham’s forwards in check 5

FABRICIO COLOCCINI: Led a defence which was overwhelmed at time 5

MASSADIO HAIDARA: Given a torrid time by Victor Moses 4

VURNON ANITA: Not a game he’ll remember fondly 5

JACK COLBACK: Struggled to get on the ball, but didn’t give up 5

MOUSSA SISSOKO: A disappointing performance on the right side of midfield 4

GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM: Forced deep, and never a threat in the final third of the pitch 4

FLORIAN THAUVIN: Outshone by his former Marseille team-mate Dimitri Payet 4

PAPISS CISSE: Didn’t get much service, but was wasteful with the service he did get 4


Siem de Jong (for Anita, 60): Forced a save 5

Ayoze Perez (for Thauvin, 60): Enthusiastic and energetic. 5

Rolando Aarons (for Wijnaldum, 79): Didn’t have time to make an impression 5

Subs not used: Darlow, Gouffran, Obertan, Lascelles.