Newcastle United entertained West Ham United at St. James’ Park earlier tonight as they hoped to grind out a good result at home in the Premier League. The Magpies made a quick start to the game and got their noses ahead in the third-minute courtesy of Callum Wilson’s goal. Lucas Paqueta equalised for West Ham in the 32nd minute as the two sides went into the half-time break with a 1-1 scoreline.
The Magpies pushed on in search of the winning goal but had to settle for a 1-1 draw in front of their home fans.
Let’s take a look at how each Newcastle United player fared during the match against the Hammers.
GK: Nick Pope – 6/10
Pope didn’t have a save to make in the game and will be disappointed after conceding a goal in the 32nd minute.
RB: Kieran Trippier – 7/10
He cleared the danger when needed and engineered some decent chances from the right flank.
CB: Fabian Schar – 7/10
Schar gave a good account of himself on the defensive end of the field and won his fair share of aerial duels.
CB: Sven Botman – 7/10
He made a lot of important defensive contributions at the back and was accurate with his passing.
LB: Dan Burn – 7.5/10
Burn was a dominant presence in the air and was good on the ball as well.
CM: Joe Willock – 6/10
He offered decent protection for his teammates at the back and made one good run with the ball.
CM: Sean Longstaff – 7/10
Longstaff worked hard and had a couple of lively moments in the West Ham half. He picked up an assist for setting up Wilson’s goal early in the game.
CM: Joelinton – 6.5/10
He came back to defend when needed and made two decent runs with the ball.
RW: Miguel Almiron – 6/10
Almiron struggled to get into the flow of the game and produced a toothless display on the right flank.
ST: Callum Wilson – 7/10
Wilson was a real threat up top and got his name on the scoresheet in the third minute.
LW: Allan Saint-Maximin – 6.5/10
He made some solid tackles and had a couple of bright moments in the final third.
RW: Anthony Gordon – 6/10
Gordon offered very little after coming off the bench.
LW: Jacob Murphy – N/A
He hardly had any time to make an impact after coming off the bench.
CM: Elliot Anderson – N/A
He added some energy to Howe’s midfield after coming on in the 80th minute.