Lee Ryder has claimed that Jonjo Shelvey ‘did not rise to the occasion’ for Newcastle United in their 3-2 win over West Ham United at Saturday lunchtime.
Writing in his latest player ratings piece for The Chronicle, the football journalist slammed the former Liverpool and Swansea City man for picking up a ‘needless’ yellow card very early on in the first half, and gave him a measly 6/10 overall rating, the joint-lowest with Sean Longstaff in terms of Magpies players to have started the game at St. James’ Park.
Shelvey did not have his best game for Newcastle
Shelvey would have been thanking his midfield teammate Joe Willock for bailing Steve Bruce’s team out in the end late on in the second half to give the Tyneside club all three points in the North East.
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The 29-year-old lost out on 100% of his duels (six) in the match, and also failed to record a single shot on goal, dribble, tackle, key pass, cross or accurate long ball, as he also lost possession on eight separate occasions (Sofascore).
Nonetheless, Shelvey will have to perform a lot better than what he showed if he is to keep his starting place in the side from now until the end of the 2020/21 term, as the magpies look to cement their spot in the Premier League for another season.
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