How did the players fare in Newcastle's 3-1 win over Southampton?

NEWCASTLE (3-4-2-1):

7 Dubravka: Capped a fine performance with an excellent point-blank stoppage-time save from Yoshida

6 Schar: Made some important first-half challenges, but hobbled off in the second half and might not appear again this season

7 Lascelles: Another commanding performance that saw him mark Ings out of the game – has led by example all season

8 Dummett: Something of an unsung hero in Newcastle’s back three – headed away everything that came in his direction

7 Manquillo: Once again justified his inclusion ahead of Yedlin – solid defensively and effective on the attack

8 Hayden: The perfectly-timed tackle that set up Perez’s opening goal exemplified his committed and polished performance

7 Ki: Made an impact at the heart of midfield and almost scored with a second-half strike that thudded against the post

8 Ritchie: Set the tone with an energetic and forceful wing-back display – set up Perez’s hat-trick goal with a diving header

7 Almiron: Tried everything to come up with his first Newcastle goal and was in tears when a hamstring injury forced him off

9 PEREZ: Enjoyed one of his finest afternoons in a Newcastle shirt as he claimed his first hat-trick in English football

6 Rondon: Had to play second fiddle to Perez, but still came up with an excellent cross for his team-mate’s second goal


5 Atsu (for Almiron, 64): Made some useful runs, but didn’t quite have the impact of the player he replaced

5 Fernandez (for Schar, 68): Slotted in to the back three and could well find himself starting the remaining three matches

Diame (for Hayden, 77)

(not used): Darlow (gk), Yedlin, Shelvey, Muto.

SOUTHAMPTON (3-4-2-1):

Gunn 5; Bednarek 4, Yoshida 5, Stephens 4 (LEMINA 46, 6); Ward-Prowse 5, Romeu 4, Hojbjerg 5, Bertrand 5; Sims 4 (Armstrong 46, 6), Redmond 5; Ings 4 (Long 76).

Subs (not used): Forster (gk), Ramsay, Slattery, Austin.

Man Of The Match: AYOZE PEREZ – Newcastle’s hat-trick hero highlighted why he will almost certainly be a man in demand this summer.