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Newcastle United: Karl Darlow, Ciaran Clark and Callum Wilson disappointed v Brentford

Newcastle United: Karl Darlow, Ciaran Clark and Callum Wilson disappointed v Brentford -Newcastle United News

Despite not officially being at St James’ Park due to illness, Eddie Howe picked up his first point as manager of Newcastle United on Saturday.

Jamaal Lascelles, Joelinton and Allan Saint-Maximin managed to get themselves on the scoresheet, but others were not quite as impressive as the Magpies still shipped three goals to Brentford in a 3-3 draw. The Transfer Tavern have used statistical experts SofaScore to analyse who the three worst players were for the home side on the day…

Callum Wilson (6.5)

Admittedly with the same SofaScore rating (6.5) as second place, Wilson ranks in third (of players to have played at least 45 minutes) here because he cannot do much about conceding three goals as a striker.

However, given that he is the focal point of the Magpies’ attack, and that they managed to score three times, not getting a goal or an assist would have disappointed him.

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The former Bournemouth star was unsuccessful with six of his shots at goal and failed to record a successful dribble, while only managing 27 touches of the ball in total, the lowest out of any Newcastle player to have started the game.

He was also guilty of losing possession of the ball on 10 separate occasions, meaning that he lost it every 2.7 touches on average.

Ciaran Clark (6.5)

Clark was given the same SofaScore rating as Wilson at 6.5.

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Aside from conceding three goals, the Republic of Ireland international also failed to record a clearance, interception or tackle, and managed only 38 touches.

He also gave the ball away six times in what was a poor afternoon for all of the Newcastle defence.

Karl Darlow (5.2)

After conceding three goals, and letting the first one from Ivan Toney slip through his fingers, Darlow was unsurprisingly rated as the worst Toon player by SofaScore with a 5.2 overall rating.

The goalkeeper managed 28 touches of the ball and gave it away with 10 of those, while he only recorded one save in the entire match.

He was rated as the worst player on the pitch by far, with the next worst being Brentford’s Mads Roerslev Rasmussen with a 6.3 rating.

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