Newcastle United locked horns with West Ham United at the London Stadium earlier today as they looked to earn a good result away from home. The Magpies made a poor start to the game and conceded the opening goal in the eighth minute when Tomas Soucek found the back of the net. The Tyneside club failed to mount a comeback and went into the half-time break 1-0 down on the scoreline.
Alexander Isak turned the game on its head as he scored two quick-fire goals for Newcastle. However, the Hammers managed to score a late equaliser when Mohammed Kudus got his name on the scoresheet. The contest ended with Eddie Howe’s men being held to a 2-2 draw on the road.
Let’s take a look at how each Newcastle United player fared during the clash against the Hammers.
GK: Nick Pope – 6/10
Pope made one good save during the game and will be disappointed after conceding twice this afternoon.
RB: Kieran Trippier – 7.5/10
Trippier managed to engineer a few promising chances for his teammates up top.
CB: Jamaal Lascelles – 6.5/10
He did his best to keep things solid at the back. Lascelles was a dominant presence in the air as well.
CB: Fabian Schar – 6.5/10
Schar put his foot through the ball when the opposition were on the front foot. However, he won’t be happy about conceding twice during the game.
LB: Dan Burn – 7/10
Burn caught the eye at times at both ends of the pitch.
CM: Sean Longstaff – 6/10
He struggled to get a foothold in the game and was fortunate to last the whole 90 minutes.
CM: Bruno Guimaraes – 6/10
The Brazilian struggled to get into the flow of the contest.
CM: Sandro Tonali – 6.5/10
The Italian midfielder was accurate with his passing and made one key chance in the West Ham half.
RW: Miguel Almiron – 6/10
Almiron was quiet for most of his time on the pitch.
ST: Alexander Isak – 9/10
He deserves a ton of credit for scoring a quick-fire brace for the Magpies after the half-time break.
LW: Elliot Anderson – 6.5/10
Anderson caused a few headaches for his marker but failed to register a goal.
RW: Jacob Murphy – N/A
ST: Callum Wilson – N/A
LM: Matt Targett – N/A