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

Emmanuel Riviere and  Bournemouth's Andrew Surman battle for the ball in the air
Emmanuel Riviere and Bournemouth's Andrew Surman battle for the ball in the air

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

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

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