Watford 1 Newcastle 0: Player ratings as Mitrovic fails to shine again

Watford's Troy Deeney is tackled byCheick Tiote
Watford's Troy Deeney is tackled byCheick Tiote

Newcastle United bowed out of the FA Cup at the third round stage again after losing 1-0 at Watford, but how did the players fare?

Miles Starforth gives his ratings after a decent performance which was ruined by missed opportunities again for the Magpies, as Troy Deeney capitalised on a mistake at the other end for the Hornets.

Rob Elliot: Unusually, he had very little to do between the posts, and he wasn’t at fault for the goal....... 6

Chancel Mbemba: Strong, committed performance in a three-man defence.............. 6

Fabricio Coloccini: Lasted just 45 minutes of his first FA Cup tie in four years......... 6

Paul Dummett: No-nonsense performance from a player better suited to playing as a centre-half......... 6

Daryl Janmaat: Suited his role as a wing back and delivered some decent first-half crosses........... 7

Moussa Sissoko: Was involved in United’s best attacking moves.......... 6

Cheick Tiote: Wasteful with possession at times, but tackled and blocked well without the ball............ 6

Georginio Wijnaldum: He left Vicarage Road knowing it was his mistake which had cost United the tie............. 5

Kevin Mbabu: Got up and down well, and tested Gomes with a fierce first-half effort........... 7

Ayoze Perez: Put United’s best chance wide of goal........ 6

Aleksandar Mitrovic: Contributed very little and should have done better with his second-half chance............. 4

SUBSTITUTES

Jamaal Lascelles (for Coloccini, 46): Tried to get United going from the back.......... 6

Florian Thauvin (for Mbabu, 52): Didn’t get himself into the game..... 5

Siem de Jong (for Tiote, 82): Too late to make an impression............. 6

Subs not used: Karl Darlow, Jamie Sterry, Yoan Gouffran, Ivan Toney.

WATFORD: Heurelho Gomes 7; Allan Nyom 6, Craig Cathcart 6, Sebastian Prdl 6, Jose Holebas 6; Ben Watson 6, Adiene Guedioura 6; Steven Berghuis 5, Troy Deeney 7, Jose Jurado 6; Obbi Oulare 5.

Subs: Ikechi Anya (for Oulare, 46, 6), Almen Abdi (for Berghuis, 63, 6), Odion Ighalo (for Jurado, 74, 6).

Subs not used: Giedrius Arlauskis, Miguel Britos, Etienne Capoue, Victor Ibarbo.