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

NEWCASTLE (5-4-1):

6 Darlow: Couldn’t have done anything with either of Leicester’s goals and made an excellent late save to deny Barnes

4 Yedlin: Seemed reluctant to take on his man down the right-hand side and slowed things up by constantly turning inside

4 Fernandez: Was turned inside-out as Vardy set up Maddison’s opening goal and looks like he could do with a rest on FA Cup weekend

5 Schar: Was just about the pick of the Newcastle defence, although he struggled to cope with Vardy’s movement in the 18-yard box

4 Clark: Struggled to deal with Leicester’s midfielder breaking into the penalty area, with his lack of pace an obvious issue

5 Ritchie: Worked hard on the left-hand side, but found himself well shackled as he tried to break forward

4 Almiron: Couldn’t get into the game at all in the final third and was hauled off shortly after the hour mark

5 S Longstaff: Snapped away at Leicester’s midfielders, but needs to be doing more with the ball when he has it

6 M LONGSTAFF: Was the pick of Newcastle’s players as he worked tirelessly in the central area to try to disrupt Leicester’s attacking

3 Joelinton: Yet another bitterly disappointing display from the Brazilian, with his first touch letting him down on countless occasions

4 Wilson: Cut a frustrated figure for much of the game and is suffering from a lack of service from those behind him


5 Murphy (for Almiron, 65): Added a bit of a spark in the closing stages and delivered a couple of useful balls from the flank

3 Shelvey (for Joelointon, 65): Compounded his initial mistake in the build-up to Leicester’s second goal by failing to track Tielemans

Carroll (for Yedlin, 79)

(not used): Dubravka (gk), Dummett, Krafth, Manquillo, Hendrick, Gayle.

LEICESTER (4-2-3-1):

Schmeichel 6; Justin 7, Fofana 7, Evans 8, Castagne 6; Ndidi 6, TIELEMANS 8; Albrighton 7, Maddison 8 (Soyuncu 79), Barnes 7; Vardy 7.

Subs (not used): Ward (gk), Amartey, Thomas, Mendy, Praet, Under, Perez, Iheanacho.

Man of the Match: YOURI TIELEMANS – The Leicester midfielder dictated most of his side’s play and capped an excellent performance with a superb first-time strike for his goal.