Newcastle United locked horns with Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium earlier today as they hoped to secure all three points on the road. The Magpies made a decent start to the game and got their noses ahead in the 35th minute courtesy of Miguel Almiron’s decent finish. The Tyneside club went into the half-time break 1-0 up on the scoreline.
Chris Wood doubled Newcastle’s advantage in the 58th minute before Joe Willock put the contest to bed just four minutes later. Romain Perraud scored a late consolation goal for the Saints with a great finish but Bruno Guimaraes put the icing on the cake for the Magpies when he scored in injury time. The contest ended with Newcastle earning an impressive 4-1 win away from home.
Let’s take a look at how each Newcastle United player fared during the clash against the Saints.
GK: Nick Pope – 6.5/10
The English keeper made a handful of solid saves at the back but won’t be happy after conceding so late in the game.
RB: Kieran Trippier – 8/10
He gave a good account of himself on the defensive end of the field and picked up an assist as well during the game.
CB: Fabian Schar – 6.5/10
Schar made a lot of crucial clearances at the back but was a bit sloppy with his passing.
CB: Sven Botman – 6.5/10
He earned the ball back twice and cleared his lines when required.
LB: Dan Burn – 6.5/10
Burn didn’t hesitate to put his foot through the ball when needed. However, he offered very little going forward.
CM: Sean Longstaff – 6.5/10
The English talent anchored the midfield well but struggled to influence the game in the final third.
CM: Bruno Guimaraes – 7.5/10
The Brazilian sensation had a few bright moments in the game and got his name on the scoresheet with a brilliant strike in injury time.
CM: Joe Willock – 7.5/10
Willock engineered some decent chances in the final third and got his name on the scoresheet just after the hour mark.
RW: Miguel Almiron – 8/10
He opened the goal-scoring with a good finish but ran out of gas in the latter stages of the game.
ST: Callum Wilson – 6/10
Wilson hardly troubled the Southampton goal.
LW: Jacob Murphy – 7/10
Murphy made one decent chance in the final third and has got an assist to show for his efforts.
ST: Chris Wood – 7.5/10
Wood came off the bench and netted Newcastle’s second goal in the 58th minute.
CM: Jonjo Shelvey – 6/10
He made one solid tackle.
LW: Allan Saint-Maximin – 6.5/10
Saint-Maximin added some pace to Howe’s attack and ended the game with an assist to his name.
RB: Javier Manquilo – 6/10
He kept things solid at the back.
CM: Elliot Anderson – N/A
Anderson didn’t get enough time to influence the game.