After Newcastle’s heavy defeat at the hands of Southampton yesterday, here are our player ratings from the 4-0 loss at St. Mary’s:

Tim Krul, 3: Doesn’t look interested any more. Lucky not to concede after less than a minute and even luckier not to give away a penalty for clattering Shane Long. Didn’t cover himself in glory for Jack Cork’s goal either.

Daryl Janmaat, 5: Left the side exposed when he tried to join any attack that Newcastle managed. Gets a higher rating than most of the side simply for trying to create something.

Mike Williamson, 2: Shocking day at the office for the normally dependable defender. Terrible decision to try and head to Coloccini for Southampton’s second goal and was far too slow to react for the third.

Fabricio Coloccini, 3: Poor performance from the captain, whose composure was needed to quell Southampton’s quick start. Poor backpass almost led to Long scoring within a minute and stood appealing rather than chase back for Pelle’s second.

Massadio Haidara, 6: One of two good players on the pitch for Newcastle. Showed fantastic energy down the left side all afternoon and crossed well for his non-existent attacking team mates.

Vurnon Anita, 4: Was one of many that were overran by Southampton in the early stages. Not sure what Pardew taking him off at half-time was likely to do to change the course of the game.

Jack Colback, 5: Showed energy in midfield but couldn’t do anything to get Newcastle going. Was unlucky with a shot in the first half and almost scored in the second when Riviere dragged his shot wide.

Moussa Sissoko, 6: Newcastle’s best player. Looked back to full match fitness and was the one bright spark for Newcastle. No coincidence that his performance came with him being played in a central position.

Remy Cabella, 3: Had no effect on the game offensively and failed to track Bertrand’s run for the opening goal.

Yoan Gouffran, 3: Barely noticeable on the left wing and couldn’t get involved in the match.

Emmanuel Riviere, 3: Even less noticeable up front until he scuffed a shot wide of an open goal in the second half.


Cheick Tiote, 4: Perhaps could have been marking James Ward-Prowse tighter for the final goal but the match was long gone by that point. Question marks over his commitment will be answered with his next few performances.

Sammy Ameobi and Ayoze Perez: No time to make an impact. Almost felt sorry for Perez being sent on with the score at 0-3.