After Newcastle’s 1-0 loss to Fulham yesterday, here’s what ratings we gave the Magpies’ players from the trip to Craven Cottage.


Tim Krul, 4 – Fine save in the first half from Lewis Holtby’s effort but the game will be remembered for his error for the goal.

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, 5 – Showed good energy to support Sissoko down the right wing at times but perhaps could have done more to stop Dejagah cutting inside onto his stronger foot for the winner.

Fabricio Coloccini, 7 – Probably Newcastle’s best player on a tough day. Defended well, kept the lively Woodrow under wraps and led the team well.

Mike Williamson, 6 – Another solid game from “Iron Mike”. Looks a very accomplished defender alongside Coloccini.

Paul Dummett, 6 – Put in a superb block in the second half to deny what would have been a goal and went close with a free-kick. Maturing nicely in the left-back role.

Moussa Sissoko, 5 – Struggled to influence the game as he has been in the last few weeks. Hard to create something when there is no pace up front to try through passes.

Vurnon Anita, 6 – Neat and tidy yet again, similar problem as Sissoko in terms of creating chances.

Cheick Tiote, 6 – Defensively sound, could perhaps have been there to cover Dejagah’s run inside for the winning goal.

Luuk de Jong, 4 – Poor performance from the Dutchman, who needs a goal to settle him into life at Newcastle. Weak finishing cost him that chance and didn’t get involved enough in open play.

Papiss Cisse, 4 – Tried his best but yet again his finishing let him down. Denied by a good Stockdale save in the first half but should have buried a one on one in the second. It’s hard to find any fans on Tyneside that would be bothered if he left in the summer.

What do you guys think? Harsh or fair? Leave a comment below and have your say!