One time in the first half came out well to claim a cross. Joelinton’s header that hit the bar was the closest that the Magpies came in the first half.
Had nothing to do in the second half except pick the ball out of his net right at the death. 5
An excellent first half again, seeing a lot of the ball and putting in a superb pass for N’Golo Kante’s one chance. A tough time on occasions against Allan Saint-Maximin.
Didn’t get as much of a chance in the second half to show what he could do, and a real worry that he had to limp off. 8
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A strong presence at the back, however he gave the ball away a couple of times which gave Newcastle a decent opportunity on a few ocassions.
Massive at the end however, that the Blues were able to concede that last-minute goal. Could have moved the ball quicker, as well. 5
Was very physical up against Joelinton at times, winning possession well and not shying away from the headers. Could have done more with the ball in the first half.
Continued that in the second half with a really good showing at the back. Gutting to concede late and the defence comes into question again. 7
A couple of nice runs forward, but didn’t really involve much going forward in the first half. Miguel Almiron had a bit of joy against him, with the danger coming from Newcastle’s right.
Didn’t really add much threat. One decent shot from distance, but didn’t trouble the keeper too much. Solid defensively. 5
Had the best chance of the game when he fired into Martin Dubravka. A lot of effort on the right of midfield and some excellent tackles, lacked some quality at times.
Tried to orchestrate some breaks through the middle, however the final pass just wasn’t there by the…