Newcastle United players classified in Man United draw –


Newcastle United entertained Manchester United at St. James’ Park earlier in the evening as they hoped to secure a result in front of their home fans. The Magpies got off to a good start and took the lead in the seventh minute when Allan Saint-Maximin found the back of the net with an excellent finish. Tyneside’s side protected their lead well and entered the half-time break 1-0 on the score.

Eddie Howe’s men continued to create chances in the second half but conceded a poor equalizer in the 71st minute when Edinson Cavani scored from close range. The contest ended when Newcastle got a 1-1 draw at home.

Let’s take a look at how each Newcastle United player performed in the game against the Red Devils.

GK: Martin Dubravka – 6/10

Dubravka made some solid saves but was at fault before Cavani’s equalizer when he failed to get the ball out of danger.

DD: Emil Krafth – 7/10

He was strong in the air and picked up the ball twice on the defensive side of the field. Krafth cleared danger when needed and even made a crucial block.

DC: Fabian Schar – 6.5 / 10

Schar put his foot in the ball as the opposition got on the front foot. He had a decent game at the back tonight, but unfortunately got injured in the dying embers of the game.

DC: Jamaal Lascelles – 7.5 / 10

The England center-back defended his penalty area with everything he had and managed a few essential blocks to prevent Man United forwards from scoring more than one goal.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 27: Callum Wilson of Newcastle United scores a goal which is disallowed for offside during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St James’ Park on December 27, 2021 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol / Getty Images)
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DG: Javier Manquillo – 7/10

The Spaniard did his defensive homework well and was quite lively in the opposing half.

AD: Ryan Fraser – 6.5 / 10

He worked his socks on to help his teammates at the back, but was lackluster in the final third. Fraser was substituted in the 74th minute.

CM: Sean Longstaff – 6.5 / 10

Longstaff did his best to protect his baseline and collected an assist to set up Saint-Maximin’s goal.

CM: Jonjo Shelvey – 7/10

He didn’t hesitate to make a tackle and had some encouraging moments with the ball. Shelvey tested the opposing goalkeeper with his shooting attempts but failed to score a goal.

CM: Joelinton – 7.5 / 10

The Brazilian talent worked his socks on both ends of the pitch and created some inviting opportunities for the others around him.

GA: Allan Saint-Maximin – 8/10

Saint-Maximin has caused all kinds of trouble for Man United center-backs due to his pace and ability to dribble. He completed several left flank dribbles and scored a superb solo goal in the seventh minute.

ST: Callum Wilson – 6.5 / 10

The England striker put in a tireless performance on the ball but had no real chance of finding the back of the net. He was withdrawn in the 50th minute.


VG: Jacob Murphy – 7/10

Murphy had the misfortune to hit the post with his strike tied to the goal in the second half. He also had a few other encouraging moments in the final third.

AD: Miguel Almiron – 7/10

He tested David de Gea with an excellent strike.

ST: Dwight Gayle – SO

Gayle hardly had time to make an impact.


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