Dubravka With 9, Fernandez Gets 7.5 | Newcastle United Players Rated In Vital Win Vs Sheffield United

The Toon Army were in full voice from the away corner at Bramall Lane as 11th placed Newcastle United secured a shock 2-0 away victory against a high-flying Sheffield United side. The Magpies had extremely limited possession of the ball over the course of the fixture but were able to grab two goals against the run of play. The first one was put in by Allan Saint-Maximin, who scored his first-ever Premier League goal, while a breakaway goal from Jonjo Shelvey sealed the points in the second half.

Here Are The Newcastle United Player Ratings:

Martin Dubravka – 9

The Slovakian international was undoubtedly the Magpies’ best player on the night after he made multiple key saves to secure the win. Oliver McBurnie had two golden chances that were extinguished due to the efforts of the Newcastle shot-stopper.

Javier Maquillo – 6.5

The full-back tried to make strides into the Sheffield United box in the first half but was required to slot in as the Blades began to apply more pressure. Maintained his position well and kept Enda Stevens fairly quiet.

Federico Fernandez – 7.5

The centre-half was a dominant presence in the box from set-pieces and made some adventurous forays into the Blades half as well. He distributed the ball well from the back.

Ciaran Clark – 7

The experienced defender marshalled the Newcastle United back-line very effectively. He was crucial in keeping the Blades off the scoresheet on the night.

Paul Dummett – 6.5

He was caught out of position a couple of times, but like the rest of the Newcastle defence, worked extremely hard to keep the Blades at bay. Made sure that Billy Sharp didn’t have too much joy.

Jetro Willems – 7

The speedy full-back was a constant attacking outlet for the Magpies with his powerful forward running. He worked hard in defence and had John Lundstram in his pocket for most of the night.

Miguel Almiron – 6

The former MLS star is yet to hit his stride in the Premier League, despite already showing glimpses of his quality. Came in and out of the game but moved the ball well in midfield.

Issac Hayden – 6.5

The Englishman didn’t have too much joy going forward during the game, because of the relentless Sheffield United attacks. Helped out quite a bit in defence and showed his strength too.

Jonjo Shelvey – 7

The midfield commander showed excellent awareness and ingenuity in latching onto the header from Andy Carroll. He played some neat balls out as the Magpies were put under pressure.

Allan Saint-Maximin – 7

The speedster got his first-ever league goal in a Newcastle United shirt on the night but was required to do a lot of defending. He showed his pace on multiple occasions and looked like a real prospect.

Andy Carroll – 7

The Englishman contributed more in a defensive sense than he did going forward, but it was his flicked header that found Jonjo Shelvey for the Magpies’ second goal.

Substitutes

Joelinton – 5.5

The Brazilian needs to improve his decision making in the final third as he missed a few opportunities to play his teammates in. Held up the play well in the latter stages of the game.

Christian Atsu – NA

Didn’t have time to make an impact.

Emil Krafth – NA

Didn’t have time to make an impact.

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