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