Newcastle Dent Arsenal’s Title Hopes : The Player Ratings

This game was the perfect example of ‘a game of two halves’, in which we were brilliant, breath taking to watch and played the best 45 mins of our season so far in one and we were abject and appalling in the other one. I give you the player ratings.

FIRST HALF

Chezzer6
Had nothing to do at all. Barely touched the ball

Clichy7
Along with Arshavin, had a good game and was very solid at the back.

JD7
Against Lovenkrands and Best, he did ok alongside Koscielny and his good header for the goal was well deserved

Koscly7
Untroubled, kept his shorts white in the first half.

Sagna6.5
Linked up well with Walcott and provided an excellent cross for the 4th goal.

Wilshere7
Head above shoulders better than the entire Newcastle midfield as his composure and ball handling skills were second to none.

Diaby6.5
Shielded the defence with good effect and even went forward a couple of times.

Fabregas7
Arsenal’s skipper barely hit top gear in the opening 45 mins as he sat back and watched other attacking players do damage.

Walcott9
Totally unplayable in the first half. The speed merchant terrorised the Magpies back line over and over and a goal and 2 assists was there to show for his effort

Arshavin8
He must have hated January as February has seen a player reborn, 2 assists and an array of sweet passes showed he’s not as lethargic as we claim.

R.V.P8
Two unusual goals from RVP today, one with the right peg and the other with the head. Had a good half.

SECOND HALF

Chezzer6
Despite conceding four goals, we had him to thank for 3 good saves in the half.

Clichy3
Targeted repeatedly in the second half as he was caught out of position more than once.

Squillaci1
He would have gotten 0 but for the one tackle he made with the scores at 4-3. This dude takes the meanings of slow and pathetic to a whole new level.

Koscly4
For someone that said he enjoys playing with JD, the opposite was on show today with Squillaci beside him. He won none of the aerial battles and looked lost at the back

Sagna3
Guiterrez took him and Walcott to the cleaners over and over again and little was done to provide cover for the centre halves.

Wilshere4
I don’t think I saw the little genius in this half as he was asked to play DM, the rest is history.

Diabyminus 100
As much as I don’t want to blame him for how we fell apart, its hard not too. A rush of blood to the head moment and he paid dearly. 4-0 up and despite it being a reckless challenge, he should have held it together. Has he cost us the Premier League??

Fabregas4
Captain Fantastic was only one of those words in this half. He failed to rally his troops and calm the storm after the red card. When we needed a leader on the pitch the most, he wasn’t there. Can’t fault him though.

Walcott3
He played no part at all, pedestrian if you ask him. He should have lent his speed to help out the defence.

Arshavin3
I doubt if he touched the ball at all.

R.V.P4
It was obvious he carried a knock throughout the half and should have been taken off.

SUBSTITUTES

Eboue2
Gave away the freekick that led to one of the second half goals.

Rosicky0
Not one successful pass, pushed over the defender and forced the ref’s hand to give a soft penalty. Utterly poor and then gave away the freekick which allowed Tiote to tie the game.

In less than 4 days we go from showing superb mental strength to playing like complete clowns and amateurs. Yes the referee was disgusting and Diaby acted a fool, but NO TEAM, I repeat, NO TEAM should lose a 4 goal lead in only 45mins. We were terrible, over confident and lacked skill or leadership in the second half. Just maybe just maybe we don’t want the Premier League trophy. Something really needs to be done with the referee’s as it continues to happen every game. First it was Lee Mason, now its Phil Dowd. God help us.

Your thoughts??

Escobar

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Posted on February 5, 2011, in Match Ratings and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. wonderful ratings. Perfectly spot on! Nice job mate. Rosicky ws awful. His two fouls led to a penalty and a freekick that led to the last goal.

  2. i dont think u have to blame the team or the coach. Obviously, arsnal played against 12 men, the ref was so bias. Are u saying rosicky fouled tiote or i watched a different match. He gave away cheap fouls and penalties, he was not in control of the game. looj at barton’s tackle again and the tackle on jack. no yellow cards? phil is highly incompetent. ow God!

  3. big show of shame it was

  4. @ jul, how can u say such, referee or not, it was a poor game from us, we fell apart and defended like amateurs. We failed to win ONE aerial ball in the second 45. We were any thing but abject today.

  5. we can go on and blame the ref all we want but truth be told, just as the writer emphatically stated no team should give away a 4-0 lead not to mention a team wif pedigree such as Arsenal cos in the end we lost two valuable points.

  6. @jul:no, not Tiote. He fouled Barton for the freekick that led to Tiote’s screamer. Remember that?
    And you’ll also agree he was at fault for the second peno,even though it was soft IMO.

  7. I don’t blame Wenger but he should take full responsibility of this loss and I hope he has learnt his lesson!

  8. Unbelieveable game…1st half was d complete opposite of d 2nd half.! Evn if we had 9men on d pitch we shud neva av given up a FOUR goal lead..! Dis players become complacent wen tings are rosy…dey shud learn 2 respect deir opponents more n be more professional.! Good thing Man Utd lost tho…letz kip hoping.! 1der hw Diaby is feeling btw?

  9. We stil av 13 games to go,let c wat happens b4 it is al over.

  10. U see I really don’t knw wat is wrong.I’m still wondering how we throw anyway huge leads this same nonesense happend against spurs some seasons ago. All I can say let’s hope they get their acts togehter and pls rosicky shld be shipped out he is useless

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