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Wilson Gets 8, Pope With 7 | Newcastle United Players Rated In Hard-Fought Draw Vs Leeds United

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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 locked horns with Leeds United at Elland Road earlier today as they looked to earn a good result on the road in the Premier League. The Magpies made a slow start to the game and conceded the opening goal in the seventh minute when Luke Ayling scored for the home side. However, Callum Wilson equalised for the Tyneside club from the penalty spot in the 31st minute. Both sides went into the half-time break with a 1-1 scoreline.

Wilson scored from another penalty in the 69th minute. However, the Magpies conceded their second goal in the 79th minute when Rasmus Kristensen found the back of the net. The contest ended with Eddie Howe’s men earning a hard-fought 2-2 draw away from home.

Let’s take a look at how each Newcastle United player fared during the match against the Whites.

GK: Nick Pope – 7/10

Pope saved a crucial penalty for his team but still ended up conceding a couple of goals during the game.

RB: Kieran Trippier – 7/10

He performed his defensive duties well and managed to engineer some decent chances for his teammates.

CB: Fabian Schar – 7/10

Schar cleared his lines when needed and was a threat at the other end of the pitch.

CB: Sven Botman – 6.5/10

He did his fair share of defending but won’t be happy after conceding two goals today.

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LEEDS, ENGLAND – MAY 13: Callum Wilson of Newcastle United celebrates after scoring the team’s first goal from the penalty spot during the Premier League match between Leeds United and Newcastle United at Elland Road on May 13, 2023 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

LB: Dan Burn – 7/10

He worked his socks off at both ends of the pitch.

CM: Joelinton – 7/10

Joelinton managed to impress with his work ethic in both halves but conceded a cheap penalty in the first half which went unpunished.

CM: Bruno Guimaraes – 7/10

He anchored the midfield with conviction and made some promising runs with the ball from midfield.

CM: Joe Willock – 7/10

Willock got stuck in with some solid tackles and caused a few problems for the opposition defenders as well.

RW: Miguel Almiron – 6.5/10

He had a couple of strikes at goal but failed to get his name on the scoresheet.

ST: Callum Wilson – 8/10

Wilson kept his calm to score both his penalties during the game. He just about deserves to be named the man of the match.

LW: Alexander Isak – 7/10

He made two encouraging runs with the ball but failed to get his name on the scoresheet.


LW: Allan Saint-Maximin – 6.5/10

He added some pace to Howe’s attack.

ST: Anthony Gordon – 6/10

Gordon struggled to get into the rhythm of the game.

CM: Elliot Anderson – N/A

He came on for the final few minutes of the contest.

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