In front of their home crowd, Newcastle United got dominated by Watford, 3-0.
After a massive defeat to Manchester United last week, Newcastle United got blown out by three goals again. This time, it was a shutout loss, 3-0 to Watford.
Jacob Murphy: Getting his second Premier League start for Newcastle United, Murphy was a small bright spot today. He is very quick and creative on the ball. He was able to create a couple chances for the dismal Magpies attack.
Mohamed Diame: Filling in for the suspended Isaac Hayden, Diame showed some class in the midfield. His touch was better than it normally is and his work rate was high, on both ends, until he was subbed off.
DeAndre Yedlin: A lot of Watford’s dangerous attacks came from the side of the pitch Yedlin is tasked with defending. He didn’t close down quick enough on the wing and also put the ball in his own net after blocking a cross.
Matt Ritchie: On Watford’s first goal, Ritchie was too busy appealing for offside and didn’t close out on Marvin Zeegelaar. His pass found Will Hughes for the opener. Ritchie also had a shot that should’ve done more to trouble the keeper and his set-piece delivery was poor.
Ciaran Clark: The defense was pretty poor in general, but Clark watching the cross go right over his head on the third goal was bad. His positioning wasn’t great throughout this one.
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– After a bad loss, another poor outing from Newcastle United. Inexcuseable.
-It honestly could’ve been much worse. Watford scuffed a few quality chances to add to their lead.
-Joselu cannot be the club’s first choice striker. His impact on a match is so limited each time out and he continues to miss chance after chance.
– Based on his performance today, I wouldn’t hate seeing more of Diame. He brought good energy and helped control the midfield.
-I’m glad Aleksandar Mitrovic got on for a bit in the second half, despite not getting the job done himself. Stay tuned for an article on this soon.
-Another reckless challenge from Jonjo Shelvey saw him shown a yellow card. He continues to showcase a poor temper and weak self-control.
A quick turnaround for the Toon, as Newcastle United will travel to West Brom on Tuesday. The Baggies sit 17th on the table with only two victories.