How did the players fare in Newcastle's 3-2 win over Southampton

NEWCASTLE (4-2-3-1):

8 Darlow: Made an excellent second-half save from Vestegaard and was superb as he left his line to punch clear in the closing stages

Manquillo: Started well enough, but was forced off with injury midway through the first half

7 Schar: Defended excellently during his time on the pitch, but was in obvious pain as he was stretchered off late on

9 HAYDEN: Was moved into the back four as an emergency centre-half and did superbly to repel Southampton’s late attacks

7 Lewis: Didn’t always make the right decisions, but his effort and commitment in the final stages could not be faulted

3 Hendrick: Put his team-mates into unnecessary trouble as he senselessly pulled back Minamino to earn a second yellow card

6 Shelvey: Should have put the game to bed when he fired wide at the start of the second half, but put in a shift late on

7 Willock: Made sure his debut was a day to remember as he opened the scoring with a slick first-time finish

8 Almiron: Scored two first-half goals and was still going strong in the closing stages as he did everything he could to shut Southampton down

8 Saint-Maximin: Set up Newcastle’s opening two goals and once again showed just what the Magpies had been missing in his absence

5 Wilson: Had an early effort disallowed for offside – and only lasted 36 minutes before a muscular problem forced him off


7 Krafth (for Manquillo, 24): Came on at right-back midway through the first half and produced an excellent defensive effort

6 Joelinton (for Wilson, 36): Didn’t offer much going forward, but slotted in as a makeshift wing-back in the closing stages

8 Dummett (for Saint-Maximin, 66): Made seven clearances during his half-hour of action – was a crucial part of Newcastle’s win

(not used): Dubravka (gk), Ritchie, Fraser, Carroll, Gayle, Anderson.

SOUTHAMPTON (4-1-3-2):

McCarthy 4; Stephens 4 (N’Lundulu 81), Bednarek 3, Vestegaard 4, Bertrand 4; Romeu 4; Redmond 5, WARD-PROWSE 6, Minamino 6; Adams 4, Ings 5.

Subs (not used): Forster (gk), Djenepo, Salisu, Tella, Ramsay, Finnigan, Watts, Chauke.

Man Of The Match: ISAAC HAYDEN – Newcastle’s Mr Versatile has played pretty much everywhere this season – this was surely his best display of the campaign at centre-half.