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Trippier Gets 8, Joelinton With 7 | Newcastle United Players Rated In Narrow Win Vs Aston Villa

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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 entertained Aston Villa at St. James’ Park earlier today as they hoped to secure a good result in front of their home fans. The Magpies made a decent start to the game and got their noses ahead in the 35th minute courtesy of Kieran Trippier’s deflected free-kick. The Tyneside outfit went into the half-time break 1-0 up on the scoreline.

Eddie Howe’s players defended their narrow lead well in the second 45 minutes and managed to grind out a 1-0 win at home.

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

GK: Martin Dubravka – 6.5/10

The Magpies goalie had to make one good save in the game and earned an easy clean sheet at St. James’ Park.

RB: Kieran Trippier – 8/10

He was a bit fortunate to score with his deflected free-kick in the first half. Trippier won a few aerial duels and was tidy at the back. However, he was replaced just after the half-time break.

CB: Fabian Schar – 7/10

Schar dealt with mostly everything that the Villa attackers threw at him. He will be pleased with the clean sheet today.

CB: Dann Burn – 6.5/10

He cleared the danger when required and put in a good display on the defensive third of the pitch.

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Newcastle United’s English defender Kieran Trippier (R) scores the opening goal from this freekick during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Aston Villa at St James’ Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on February 13, 2022. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
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LB: Javier Manquillo – 6.5/10

The Spaniard didn’t do much wrong when defending inside his half but offered very little going forward during his time on the field.

CM: Joe Willock – 7/10

Willock did his fair share of defending and was lively with the ball at his feet.

CM: Jonjo Shelvey – 6.5/10

The English midfield ace protected his backline well but lacked invention with his passing.

CM: Joelinton – 7/10

He tracked back and helped his teammates out on the defensive end of the field. However, Joelinton failed to influence the game in the final third.

RW: Ryan Fraser – 6.5/10

Fraser made a couple of decent chances for his teammates but didn’t get a sniff at goal.

ST: Chris Wood – 7/10

He caused a few problems for the Aston Villa centre-backs but didn’t do enough to register a goal.

LW: Allan Saint-Maximin – 7/10

His pace and dribbling ability caused all kinds of headaches for the opposition. He even engineered a couple of meaningful openings in the final third.


RB: Emil Krafth – 6.5/10

He had a couple of bright moments in the opposition half.

LB: Paul Dummett – 6/10

Dummett cleared the danger when needed.

CM: Bruno Guimaraes – N/A

He didn’t get enough minutes to warrant a rating.

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