Newcastle United locked horns with Aston Villa at Villa Park earlier this afternoon as they hoped to secure a positive result on their travels. The Magpies made a poor start to the game and got their noses ahead in the 11th minute when Jacob Ramsey found the back of the net. The visitors failed to mount a comeback and went into the half-time interval 1-0 down on the scoreline.
Ollie Watkins scored a second-half brace for the Villans as Eddie Howe’s men crashed to a poor 3-0 loss away from home.
Let’s take a look at how each Newcastle United player fared during the match against the Villans.
GK: Nick Pope – 6/10
The English keeper made a few crucial saves at the back but still conceded three goals tonight.
RB: Kieran Trippier – 6.5/10
He did his fair share of defending and made two decent chances in the final third.
CB: Fabian Schar – 6/10
Schar gave a good account of himself on the defensive end of the field and was tidy with his passing.
CB: Sven Botman – 6/10
He was far from convincing at the back and won’t be pleased after conceding three goals today.
LB: Dan Burn – 6/10
Burn worked hard defensively but offered very little going forward.
CM: Joe Willock – 6/10
He struggled to get a foothold in the game and produced a lackluster display in the middle of the park.
CM: Bruno Guimaraes – 6.5/10
Guimaraes was a positive influence at both ends of the field but has got nothing to show for his efforts.
CM: Joelinton – 6/10
He made some good runs with the ball from midfield but failed to protect his backline.
RW: Jacob Murphy – 6/10
Murphy struggled to cause problems for the opposition defenders.
ST: Alexander Isak – 6/10
He had a few strikes at goal but failed to find the back of the net.
LW: Anthony Gordon – 6/10
Gordon made one encouraging run with the ball.
RW: Miguel Almiron – 6/10
He had a couple of shot attempts.
ST: Callum Wilson – 6/10
Wilson failed to register a goal after coming off the bench.
LB: Matt Targett – 6/10
Targett made one key chance in the final third.
CM: Sean Longstaff – 6.5/10
He made one good run with the ball.
CM: Elliot Anderson – 6/10
Anderson offered very little after coming on as a substitute.