Newcastle United locked horns with Tottenham Hotspur at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium earlier today as they looked to grind out a result away from home. The Magpies made a decent start to the game as they took the lead in the 39th minute when Fabian Schar scored with a low shot. However, Spurs equalised just four minutes later via Ben Davies’ effort from close range. Both teams had to settle for a 1-1 stalemate at half-time.
The Magpies were poor in the second half and conceded their second goal in the 48th minute when Matt Doherty found the back of the net with a good header. Heung-min Son killed the game off just six minutes later before Emerson Royal put daylight between the two sides in the 63rd minute. Newcastle shipped in another goal in the 83rd minute as Steven Bergwijn came off the bench to score for Spurs. The contest ended with the Tyneside outfit suffering a heavy 5-1 defeat in the English capital.
Let’s take a look at how each Newcastle United player performed during the match against Spurs.
GK: Martin Dubravka – 5/10
He made just one save in the game and shipped in five goals during the 90 minutes. It was a poor day at the office for the Newcastle custodian.
RB: Javier Manquillo – 6/10
The Spaniard made a couple of clearances but offered very little in the final third.
CB: Fabian Schar – 6.5/10
Schar deserves credit for giving his team the lead in the 39th minute. He made a few crucial clearances but had a tough game at the back.
CB: Dan Burn – 6.5/10
He was not shy of putting his foot through the ball but looked shaky when defending inside his half.
LB: Matt Targett – 5.5/10
Targett worked hard defensively but offered very little in the final third.
CM: Joe Willock – 6/10
The English talent made a few good runs with the ball but failed to protect his backline.
CM: Jonjo Shelvey – 6.5/10
He earned the ball back a couple of times and made one good chance in the Tottenham half.
CM: Joelinton – 5.5/10
The Brazilian sensation failed to get a foothold in the game and got replaced in the second half.
RW: Ryan Fraser – 6/10
He engineered a good chance in the attacking end of the field but failed to threaten the opposition goal.
ST: Chris Wood – 6/10
Wood won his fair share of aerial duels but never looked like he would score.
LW: Allan Saint-Maximin – 6/10
He was careless on the ball at times but completed some exciting dribbles down the left flank.
CM: Bruno Guimaraes – 6/10
He made a good chance going forward.
RB: Jacob Murphy – 6/10
Murphy had one bright moment after coming off the bench.
CB: Jamaal Lascelles – 6/10
He came on to stop the bleeding.