Monday, October 2, 2023

Trippier Gets 7, Pope With 6.5 | Newcastle United Players Rated In Hard-Fought Loss Vs Man City

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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 Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium earlier tonight as they hoped to grind out a result on their travels in the Premier League. The Magpies made a solid start to the game but conceded the opening goal in the 31st minute when Julian Alvarez scored with a brilliant finish. Eddie Howe’s players went into the half-time interval 1-0 down on the scoreline.

The Tyneside club failed to mount a comeback in the second half and crashed to a hard-fought 1-0 loss on the road.

Let’s take a look at how each Newcastle United player performed during the match against Manchester City.

GK: Nick Pope – 6.5/10

The English keeper made a few decent saves at the back but failed to stop Alvarez’s excellent strike in the second half.

RB: Kieran Trippier – 7/10

He performed his defensive duties well and made two decent runs with the ball.

CB: Fabian Schar – 6.5/10

Schar cleared his lines when needed and won a few aerial duels as well.

CB: Sven Botman – 6.5/10

He made two important clearances at the back and was a strong presence in the air.

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 19: Referee, Robert Jones shows a yellow card to Sandro Tonali of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Newcastle United at Etihad Stadium on August 19, 2023 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

LB: Dan Burn – 6.5/10

Burn tried his best to keep things tidy at the back but offered very little going forward.

CM: Sandro Tonali – 6/10

He struggled to dictate the tempo of the game and produced a lackluster display at the centre of the park.

CM: Bruno Guimaraes – 6/10

The Brazilian talent earned the ball back once but struggled to get into the flow of the game.

CM: Joelinton – 6/10

Joelinton worked his socks off at both ends of the field but was replaced in the 56th minute.

RW: Miguel Almiron – 6/10

He made two good chances in the final third but never looked like he would score.

ST: Alexander Isak – 6/10

Isak made one good run with the ball but didn’t trouble the Man City defenders.

LW: Anthony Gordon – 5.5/10

He passed the ball well but struggled to influence the game in the final third.


LW: Harvey Barnes – 6/10

Barnes added some pace to Howe’s attack.

CM: Sean Longstaff – 6/10

He gave away the ball cheaply at times.

CM: Elliot Anderson – 6.5/10

Anderson earned the ball back once.

ST: Callum Wilson – 6/10

He had two bright moments in the final third.

RB: Tino Livramento – N/A

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