Newcastle returned to motion with a 2-1 victory at house to West Brom on Saturday afternoon, regardless of having to take care of numerous absentees as a results of a COVID-19 outbreak that noticed them shut their coaching floor till earlier this week.
The Magpies could not have gotten off to a greater begin, opening the scoring after simply 19 seconds, with Joelinton capitalising on a poor clearance from Branislav Ivanovic and discovering Miguel Almiron, who slotted house with ease.
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Despite dominating proceedings Newcastle have been caught napping and have been punished when Darnell Furlong fired house an equaliser in the beginning of the second half.
Substitutes from each dugouts offered the power across the hour mark, however it was Steve Bruce’s who made the distinction. Jacob Murphy discovered Dwight Gayle who headed house within the 82nd minute in opposition to his former membership.
Isaac Hayden seemed snug main the defence for Newcastle | Jan Kruger/Getty Images
Karl Darlow (GK) – 6/10 – Little to do within the first half for 30-year-old Darlow, however commanded his space effectively and will do nothing about Furlong’s beautiful strike.
Emil Krafth (RB) – 6/10 – Composed opening 45 minutes from Krafth, however his attacking output may’ve been extra constant when placing in crosses on the overlap.
Isaac Hayden (CB) – 7/10 – Mature efficiency from Hayden who was first to anticipate any potential hazard and take care of it.
Ciaran Clark (CB) – 6/10 – Clark handled West Brom’s attackers with ease, with the opposition entrance two providing little within the remaining third as a end result.
Jamal Lewis (LB) – 5/10 – Enjoyed a vivid first half, however was at fault for the equaliser on 50 minutes and was shot for confidence after that.
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Miguel Almiron (RM) – 8/10 – Incredible composure and focus to complete after simply 19 seconds, and was a relentless menace as West Brom failed to trace his motion.
Sean Longstaff (CM) – 5/10 – Quiet first half for the 23-year-old with most of Newcastle’s midfield dominance stemming from Shelvey, however made some clear challenges and was extra essential as the sport went on.
Jonjo Shelvey (CM) – 7/10 – Leading the cost from midfield. Shelvey made the more often than not he was afforded on the ball by a lacklustre West Brom and made some crisp vertical passes.
Matt Ritchie (LM) – 6/10 – Typical Matt Ritchie efficiency, straight from the textbook. Nothing flashy, however the 31-year-old was tireless in assault and defence and key to outworking the opponent.
Joelinton should assert himself extra usually | Jan Kruger/Getty Images
Callum Wilson (ST) – 6/10 – Wilson endured a quiet first half however by no means stopped probing the defence and grew into the sport as it opened up.
Joelinton (ST) – 6/10 – Great anticipation to see a possible defensive error and located Almiron with a wonderfully threaded move, however went quiet after that.
Gayle’s header secured three factors for Newcastle | Stu Forster/Getty Images
Dwight Gayle – 9/10 – Immediately proved the distinction for Newcastle from the minute he entered the sphere and bagged a bullet header on his return to motion.
Jacob Murphy – 8/10 – Thrown on by Bruce to offer extra of an attacking punch than Emil Krafth and assisted Dwight Gayle’s header with a peach of a cross.
DeAndre Yedlin – 5/10
Ivanovic confirmed his age all through | OWEN HUMPHREYS/Getty Images
Sam Johnstone (GK) – 5/10 – Johnstone may do nothing in regards to the two objectives and did effectively all through contemplating his defence was removed from convincing.
Semi Ajayi (CB) – 4/10 – Nowhere to be seen from kick off which instantly put stress on his two defensive colleagues and resulted within the opener.
Branislav Ivanovic (CB) – 4/10 – Completely flapped on the lengthy ball from Lewis from kick off which finally resulted within the quickfire opener.
Dara O’Shea (CB) – 5/10 – Outnumbered alongside Ivanovic and by no means seemed all that convincing when having to take care of the likes of Almiron and Wilson, however grew into the second half as Newcastle ran out of steam.
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Darnell Furlong (RWB) – 7/10 – Furlong was largely a passenger all through the primary half, however popped up after the break with an exceptional equaliser from a deep cross.
Conor Gallagher (CM) – 7/10 – The Baggies’ brightest spark and the one one to trigger Newcastle any actual issues. Linked up effectively with the entrance two within the closing moments of the primary half and continued to be a menace within the second half, till he was substituted.
Filip Krovinovic (AM) – 6/10 – A irritating first half from the Croatian noticed him look misplaced when out of possession. Picked it up a stage after the break, although, and proved his value when linking up with Gallagher.
Romaine Sawyers (CM) – 5/10 – Consistent passing efficiency however unconvincing in defensive areas all through the primary half.
Matthew Phillips (LWB) – 6/10 – Phillips struggled as the wing again all through the primary half and was regularly exploited by Almiron, however instantly proved simpler alongside Charlie Austin after the break.
Charlie Austin was launched upon the beginning of the second half | Jan Kruger/Getty Images
Karlan Grant (ST) – 6/10 – Dropping in to obtain the ball helped out the likes of Gallagher and Krovinovic however Grant was largely stored quiet all through the primary half.
Callum Robinson (ST) – 5/10 – Similar story for Robinson who needed to keep within the field to maintain stress on the Magpies, however was starved of service and barely impacted the sport.
Charlie Austin – 6/10
Kieran Gibbs – 6/10
Kamil Grosicki – 5/10