How did the players fare in Newcastle's 2-2 draw with Manchester City?

NEWCASTLE (3-4-2-1):

8 Dubravka: Made a string of crucial second-half saves, the pick of which saw him deny Sterling from close range

7 Clark: Defended impressively given the quality of what he was up against and has emerged as a key player this season

8 FERNANDEZ: Ensured Lascelles was not missed with a performance that oozed defensive quality and positional intelligence

7 Dummett: Justified his inclusion ahead of Schar with a typically committed and hard-working display

6 Manquillo: Kept battling away against the impressive Sterling and made a handful of important breaks down the right

7 Hayden: Provided excellent protection to those playing behind him and prevented David Silva from doing too much damage

8 Shelvey: Capped a fine all-round display with a superb long-range finish – his growing importance was underlined by his wearing of the armband

7 Willems: Claimed his second Newcastle goal with an excellent shot was a key factor throughout the game

7 Almiron: Finally bagged his first assist as he set up Willems and was a valuable outlet for most of the afternoon

6 Saint-Maximin: Made some eye-catching bursts, but lost the ball cheaply on occasion before a late injury forced him off

5 Joelinton: Was feeding off scraps for most of the game, but still gave the ball away too often and never looked like scoring


5 Gayle (for Joelinton, 69): Didn’t really have an opportunity to make much of an impact in the closing stages

Atsu (for Saint-Maximin, 80)

(not used): Darlow (gk), Krafth, Schar, M Longstaff, S Longstaff.

MAN CITY (4-3-3):

Ederson 6; Walker 7, Stones 6, Fernandinho 6, Mendy 6; D Silva 7 (Foden 69, 5), Gundogan 5, DE BRUYNE 8; Mahrez 5 (B Silva 69, 5), Jesus 4, Sterling 8.

Subs (not used): Bravo (gk), Angelino, Otamendi, Cancelo, Rodri.

Man Of The Match: FEDERICO FERNANDEZ – The Argentinian was Newcastle’s best defender as they successfully frustrated a Manchester City side brimming with attacking talent.