How did the players fare in Newcastle's home defeat to Crystal Palace?

NEWCASTLE (3-4-2-1):

6 Dubravka: Wasn’t really tested, with Milivojevic’s penalty Crystal Palace’s only effort on target all afternoon

6 Schar: Fared fairly well against both Batshuayi and Benteke and justified his recall after a two-game absence

6 Lascelles: Won most of his personal battles and ensured Newcastle were never really troubled by balls into the box

6 Lejeune: Had been playing well before he suffered another serious knee injury – left St James’ Park on crutches after the game

4 Yedlin: Made a game-changing error when he swept Zaha’s legs from under him in the closing stages

5 Hayden: Passed a fitness test to start but wasn’t able to exert much control from the base of midfield

5 Ki: Got the nod when Diame was ruled out through injury but often found himself sitting too deep to make much of an impact

6 RITCHIE: Offered a threat down the left, especially in the first half, and kept the dangerous Wan-Bissaka quiet in defence

5 Almiron: Showed flashes of attacking threat before the break, but wasn’t much of an influence in the closing stages

5 Perez: Another quiet game from the Spaniard, whose form has dipped in recent weeks – didn’t really have a chance of note

5 Rondon: Should have done much better with a first-half header, but battled gamely against the Palace defence


6 Dummett (for Lejeune, 65): Slotted in with a minimum of fuss and is likely to be a regular starter if Lejeune’s injury proves serious

Shelvey (for Ki, 76)

Atsu (for Ritchie, 90)

(not used): Darlow (gk), Manquillo, Fernandez, Muto.


Guaita 7; Wan-Bissaka 6, Kelly 7, Tomkins 7 (Dann 73), van Aanholt 6; Milivojevic 7, McArthur 6; Townsend 6 (Kouyate 84), ZAHA 8, Schlupp 7; Batshuayi 5 (Benteke 64, 5).

Subs (not used): Hennessey (gk), Ward, Woods, Ayew.

Man Of The Match: WILFRIED ZAHA – The Palace winger was well shackled for long periods, but his technical talent proved too much for Yedlin, and the spot-kick he won settled the game.