Newcastle United welcomed Crystal Palace at St. James’ Park earlier today as they looked to grab all three points on the road in the Premier League. The Magpies made a great start to the game as they scored the opening goal in the fourth-minute when Jacob Murphy got his name on the scoresheet. Anthony Gordon doubled the home team’s advantage in the 44th minute before Sean Longstaff made it 3-0 to Newcastle in the first half injury-time. Eddie Howe’s men went into the half-time interval 3-0 up on the scoreline.
Callum Wilson added another goal in the 66th minute as the Tyneside club cruised to a dominant 4-0 win at St. James’ Park.
Let’s take a look at how each Newcastle United player fared during the clash against the Eagles.
GK: Nick Pope – 7/10
The English goalie made a few decent saves at the back and earned a well-deserved clean sheet today.
RB: Kieran Trippier – 7.5/10
Trippier made two key chance in the final third and has got an assist to show for his efforts.
CB: Jamaal Lascelles – 7.5/10
He cleared the danger when the opposition were on the front foot. Lascelles was a strong presence in the air as well.
CB: Fabian Schar – 7/10
Schar kept things solid at the back and won a couple of aerial duels as well.
LB: Dan Burn – 7/10
Burn didn’t do much wrong when defending inside his half.
CM: Sean Longstaff – 7.5/10
The English talent had a few lively moments in the game and managed to score in the dying embers of the first half.
CM: Bruno Guimaraes – 7.5/10
Guimaraes made a few decent runs with the ball and was replaced in the 68th minute.
CM: Joelinton – 7/10
He did his fair share of defending but didn’t offer much in the final third.
RW: Jacob Murphy – 9.5/10
Murphy arguably had his best game at Newcastle. He scored a goal and bagged a couple of assists which makes him worthy of the man of the match award.
ST: Callum Wilson – 7.5/10
The English talent caused some headaches for the Palace defenders and got his name on the scoresheet in the 66th minute.
LW: Anthony Gordon – 7.5/10
Gordan had a few bright moments in the game and deserves credit for registering a goal in the 44th minute.
CB: Sandro Tonali – 6/10
He added some energy to Howe’s midfield.
RB: Tino Livramento – 6/10
Livramento kept things solid at the back.
RW: Miguel Almiron – 6/10
He made one good run with the ball.
ST: Alexander Isak – 6/10
Isak made one key chance in the final third.
CM: Elliot Anderson – 6/10
He kept things tidy at the back.