How did the players fare in Newcastle's FA Cup exit at the hands of Manchester City?

NEWCASTLE (5-4-1):

7 DARLOW: Was the pick of the Newcastle players thanks to two fine first-half saves from Sterling and another decent stop from Jesus late on

4 Manquillo: Never looked comfortable against the dangerous Sterling and repeatedly gave the ball away cheaply

3 Schar: A poor first-half defensive display culminated in the concession of a penalty – and things didn’t improve when he went into midfield after the break

5 Lascelles: Tried his best against Jesus, but wasn’t able to stem the incessant flow of Manchester City attacks

5 Fernandez: Looks comfortable in either a five or four-man defence, but couldn’t prevent Newcastle’s defence being breached

6 Rose: Fared the best of Newcastle’s outfield players, with his performance marked up given he was up against an in-form Mahrez

4 Almiron: It wasn’t the Paraguayan’s night as passes went astray and he was unable to make any impact in the City box

5 Hayden: Passed a fitness test to take his place in the team, but was overrun by City’s galaxy of midfield stars

4 S Longstaff: Suffered a chastening evening as he made his first start since lockdown – couldn’t get close to City’s playmakers

5 Saint-Maximin: Made a couple of breaks down the left in the second half, but found himself surrounded by City defenders

4 Carroll: Has been banging on Steve Bruce’s door for a start – but offered little other than the occasional barge against Laporte


3 Gayle (for Carroll, 64): Was the hero on Wednesday, but went to zero four days later as he missed a golden chance in the second half

4 Joelinton (for Almiron, 64): Got frustrated in the closing stages as he was unable to get hold of the ball in the City half

Yedlin (for Rose, 74)

Lazaro (for Saint-Maximin, 74)

M Longstaff (for Hayden, 79)

(not used): Dubravka (gk), Krafth, Shelvey, Muto.

MAN CITY (4-2-3-1):

Bravo 6; Walker 8 (Cancelo 73), Otamendi 7, Laporte 7, Mendy 8; Gundogan 6, D Silva 7 (B Silva 63, 5); Mahrez 7 (Foden 63, 6), de Bruyne 8 (Rodri 73), STERLING 8; Jesus 7.

Subs (not used): Ederson (gk), Stones, Zinchenko, Sane, Harwood-Bellis.

Man Of The Match: RAHEEM STERLING – The England international capped another impressive display with the long-range strike that settled things in the second half.