How did the players fare in Newcastle's 3-1 defeat to Tottenham?

NEWCASTLE (5-3-2):

6 Dubravka: Was unfortunate to set up Kane’s second goal and made a brilliant first-half save from Son

5 Yedlin: Made the occasional dangerous break down the right-hand side, but was taken off in the early stages of the second half

4 Krafth: Was moved infield again to play as a centre-half, but should have done much better when Kane scored Spurs’ second

4 Schar: Was at fault for Spurs’ opening goal as he conceded possession and ended his evening in a lot of pain as he suffered an injury

4 Fernandez: Never looked comfortable as he defended inside his 18-yard box and seemed to miss having Lascelles alongside him

6 Ritchie: Covered plenty of ground on the left-hand side and hauled Newcastle level with a wonderful driven strike

4 Bentaleb: Got the nod ahead of Matty Longstaff but did little to justify his place in the team – a permanent deal is surely unlikely

6 Shelvey: Sprayed some wonderful long balls around, but missed a glorious first-half chance when he headed over

5 Almiron: Couldn’t take a couple of decent early chances and became less and less of an influence in the second half

8 SAINT-MAXIMIN: Had the Spurs defenders on the back foot every time he got on the ball – continues to look Newcastle’s best attacker by a distance

6 Gayle: His work rate couldn’t be faulted, especially in the first half, and he came close with a header that hit the post


6 Lazaro (for Yedlin, 55): Added some energy after coming off the bench and helped set up Ritchie’s successful strike

3 Joelinton (for Gayle, 69): Could barely get the ball under control in his 20 minutes or so on the field

M Longstaff (for Bentaleb, 86)

(not used): Darlow (gk), Manquillo, Allan, Young, Atsu, Muto.

TOTTENHAM (4-4-1-1):

Lloris 6; Aurier 5, Sanchez 6, Alderweireld 7, Davies 7; Sissoko 6, Lo Celso 6 (Lamela 62, 6), Winks 6, Lucas 6 (Bergwijn 57, 6); Son 8; KANE 8 (Vertonghen 90).

Subs (not used): Gazzaniga (gk), Tanganga, Sessegnon, Skipp, Fernandes, White.

Man Of The Match: HARRY KANE – The England skipper was not really involved for long periods, but he still came away with the two goals that keep Spurs in the European hunt.