How did the players fare in Newcastle's goalless draw at West Brom?

WEST BROM (4-1-4-1):

Johnstone 6; Furlong 6, O’Shea 7, BARTLEY 7, Townsend 6; Yokuslu 6; Pereira 6, Gallagher 6, Maitland-Niles 4, Phillips 4 (Grant 83); Diagne 4 (Robson-Kanu 83).

Subs: Button (gk), Ajayi, Robinson, Peltier, Livermore, Sawyers, Snodgrass.

NEWCASTLE (4-3-1-2):

6 Dubravka: Turned Diagne’s first-half header around the post and made a couple of important punches, but was never seriously tested by a shot-shy West Brom

6 Krafth: Was much better than in his two previous displays, keeping Phillips quiet and blocking balls into the box

7 Lascelles: Did well at the heart of Newcastle’s back four, winning headers and denying Diagne space in the 18-yard box

8 CLARK: Rarely lets anyone down when he is named in the starting line-up and produced another solid and committed defensive display

7 Dummett: More than justified his recall with some strong tackling and reliable positioning – is much better defensively than Lewis

5 Hayden: Carried out his defensive duties solidly enough, but wasn’t able to get himself forward in the second half

5 Shelvey: Delivered a couple of useful long balls, especially in the first half, but also gave the ball away on a number of occasions

4 Hendrick: Was barely involved in the game at all before being taken off shortly before the hour mark

6 Willock: Made some bright forward bursts and didn’t look unduly fazed by being asked to play as a false number nine

5 Joelinton: Produced some nice touches and work hard down the right, but wasted Newcastle’s best moment when he opted to pass rather than shoot in the first half

5 Fraser: Started fairly brightly, delivering some useful balls from the left, but dropped out of the game and barely featured in the second half


5 Gayle (for Hendrick, 57): Played a decent ball to release Joelinton into the area, but wasn’t able to change the course of the game in the final half-hour

Carroll (for Fraser, 90)

(not used): Darlow (gk), Manquillo, Lewis, Fernandez, Murphy, Ritchie, S Longstaff.

Man Of The Match: CIARAN CLARK – On a day when defences were well on top, the Newcastle centre-half dominated the heart of his 18-yard box.