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Guimaraes Gets 8.5, Targett With 7.5 | Newcastle United Players Rated In Impressive Win Vs Arsenal

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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 welcomed Arsenal at St. James’ Park earlier tonight as they hoped to secure a good result at home. The Magpies made a bright start to the game but were held to a scoreless draw at half-time.

The Tyneside outfit finally managed to break the deadlock in the 55th minute when Ben White scored an unfortunate own goal. Bruno Guimaraes ended up making the points secure for the home side in the 85th minute when he scored with an easy finish. The contest ended with the Magpies securing an impressive 2-0 win in front of their home fans.

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

GK: Martin Dubravka – 7/10

Dubravka made a couple of decent saves during the game and secured a comfortable clean sheet at home.

RB: Emil Krafth – 7/10

He performed his defensive duties well and made one key chance in the opponent’s half.

CB: Fabian Schar – 7/10

Schar made some important defensive contributions but could last only 48 minutes.

CB: Dan Burn – 7/10

He cleared the danger when needed and did enough to restrict the Arsenal attackers from scoring tonight.

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LB: Matt Targett – 7.5/10

The English talent was strong in the air and produced a solid display on the defensive end of the field. He even had a couple of bright moments in the final third.

CM: Sean Longstaff – 7/10

Longstaff got stuck in with some solid tackles and engineered two good opportunities in the final third.

CM: Bruno Guimaraes – 8.5/10

He worked hard defensively and was a constant threat in the Arsenal half. Guimaraes was rewarded with a goal late in the game.

CM: Joelinton – 7/10

Joelinton came back to defend when needed and caused a few headaches for the Arsenal defenders.

RW: Miguel Almiron – 7/10

His pace caused a few headaches for the Arsenal defenders. He also tracked back to defend every now and then.

ST: Callum Wilson – 6.5/10

Wilson was a threat inside the opponent’s penalty box but didn’t do enough to score.

LW: Allan Saint-Maximin – 7.5/10

He made a lot of exciting runs with the ball but lacked the cutting edge in the final third.


CB: Jamaal Lascelles – 7/10

Lascelles kept things tidy at the back.

RW: Jacob Murphy – 6.5/10

He added some energy to Newcastle’s attack.

LW: Ryan Fraser – 6/10

Fraser injected more pace into Eddie Howe’s frontline.

ST: Dwight Gayle – N/A

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

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