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Shelvey And Dubravka Get 8 | Newcastle United Players Rated In Narrow Win Vs Leeds United

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

Newcastle United locked horns with Leeds United at Elland Road earlier this afternoon as they focused on securing a positive result on their travels. The Magpies were solid in the first half and managed to go into the half-time interval with a goalless scoreline.

Eddie Howe’s men didn’t get too much of the ball but got themselves ahead in the 75th minute courtesy of Jonjo Shelvey’s excellent free-kick. The match finished with the Tyneside outfit coming away with a narrow 1-0 win from West Yorkshire.

Let’s take a look at how each Newcastle United player performed during the contest against the Whites.

GK: Martin Dubravka – 8/10

Dubravka made a few crucial saves at the back and earned an impressive clean sheet away from home.

RB: Kieran Trippier – 7/10

The English talent was defensively solid as he read the danger well and earned the ball back a few times for his team. He offered very little in the final third.

CB: Jamaal Lascelles – 7/10

He cleared his lines when required and produced a solid performance on the defensive end of the field.

CB: Fabian Schar – 7.5/10

Schar made numerous important clearances at the back and did enough to keep the Leeds attackers frustrated during the 90 minutes.

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Goalscorer Newcastle United’s English midfielder Jonjo Shelvey applauds supporters on the pitch after during the English Premier League football match between Leeds United and Newcastle United at Elland Road in Leeds, northern England on January 22, 2022. – Newcastle won the game 1-0. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
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LB: Paul Dummett – 6.5/10

He did his fair share of defending but failed to influence the game in the opposition half.

CM: Joe Willock – 7/10

Willock was always looking to get forward and made a couple of inviting chances for his teammates to score. He also completed two decent dribbles going forward.

CM: Jonjo Shelvey – 8/10

The former Liverpool midfielder scored the only goal of the game with a great freekick in the second half.

CM: Joelinton – 7/10

He got back to defend when needed and was lively on the ball during his time on the field.

RW: Ryan Fraser – 6/10

Fraser struggled to get into the rhythm of the game and put in a lackluster display in the final third.

ST: Chris Wood – 7.5/10

He was a constant menace for the Leeds centre-backs because of his size and strength. Wood engineered a couple of meaningful openings for others around him.

LW: Allan Saint-Maximin – 7.5/10

The French speedster made a lot of good runs with the ball and orchestrated a few excellent chances in the attacking end of the field.

Substitutes:

CM: Sean Longstaff – 6.5/10

He added some bite and steel to Newcastle’s midfield.

LB: Javier Manquillo – 6.5/10

Manquillo was solid at the back.

CB: Ciaran Clark – 6/10

He made a couple of clearances after coming off the bench.

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