Newcastle 1 Watford 2 reaction: Player ratings from St James' Park

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STAR PLAYER

Odio Ighalo gave Newcastle skipper Fabricio Coloccini a torrid afternoon and was good value for his double.

PLAYER RATINGS

Newcastle

Tim Krul: 5 (out of 10)

Daryl Janmaat: 7

Chancel Mbemba: 6

Fabricio Coloccini (Capt): 4

Massadio Haidara (Aarons, 80 mins): 5

Jack Colback: 6

Moussa Sissoko: 6

Georginio Wijnaldum: 6

Florian Thauvin (Obertan, 87 mins): 6

Papiss Cisse (De Jong, 46 mins): 5

Ayoze Perez: 5

Subs

Siem de Jong: 5

Rolando Aarons: 6

Gabriel Obertan: 5

Watford

Heurelho Gomes: 7

Allan Nyom: 6

Sebastian Prodl: 7

Craig Cathcart: 7

Ikechi Anya: 6

Etienne Capoue: 7

Ben Watson (Guedioura, 87 mins): 6

Almen Abdi (Berghuis, 76 mins): 7

Troy Deeney (Capt): 7

Jose Manuel Juardo (Ake, 80 mins): 7

Odio Ighalo: 8

Subs

Steven Berghuis: 6

Nathan Ake: 6

Adlene Guedioura: 6

MOMENT OF THE MATCH

Ighalo's cool 28th-minute finish as he accepted Troy Deeney's pass and rounded Tim Krul to make it 2-0.

VIEW FROM THE BENCH

Quique Sanchez Flores will have been delighted with his team's potency in attack, where Ighalo and Deeney were a handful throughout, and its organisation at the back. Opposite number Steve McClaren was left to reflect upon a wasted first half which left his team too much to do.

MOAN OF THE MATCH

Newcastle's capacity to waste promising positions with insipid delivery from wide areas.

WHO'S UP NEXT

Newcastle United v Sheffield Wednesday (Capital One Cup, September 23)

Watford v Crystal Palace (Premier League, September 27)

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