How did the players fare in Newcastle's 3-3 draw with Brentford?

NEWCASTLE (3-4-3):

4 Darlow: Will feel he should have done much better with Brentford’s first goal, when Toney’s shot squeezed through him

4 Schar: Earned a surprise recall, but looked extremely rusty and was undone by the fluidity of the Brentford attack

6 Lascelles: Scored the first goal of the Howe era with a well-taken header, but was indecisive as he deflected Onyeka’s shot into his own net

5 Clark: Offered a threat from set-pieces, but failed to get close enough to Toney when Brentford counter-attacked

4 Murphy: Looked all at sea when it came to defending and was caught out of position as Henry scored

8 Shelvey: Produced his best display of the season by a distance – floated a series of excellent balls behind the Brentford defence

5 Willock: Hasn’t looked the same player this season and struggled once again to make an impact in the 18-yard box

4 Ritchie: His defensive shortcomings were repeatedly exposed – Brentford’s first two goals originated down their right

8 Joelinton: Scored and offered a persistent threat in the final third, but wasted a great late chance to claim a winner

Wilson: Ran himself into the ground in the Brentford half and came close with a couple of decent efforts

8 SAINT-MAXIMIN: Took his goal superbly and caused havoc when he broke towards the Brentford defence in the second half


Fraser (for Willock, 71)

Longstaff (for Schar, 71)

(not used): Dubravka (gk), Lewis, Krafth, Manquillo, Hayden, Almiron, Gayle.

BRENTFORD (3-4-3):

Fernandez 5; Roerslev 4 (Goode 80), Jansson 5, Pinnock 5; Canos 8, Norgaard 6, Janelt 5 (Baptiste 88), Henry 8; Mbuemo 8, TONEY 9, Ghoddos 6 (Onyeka 58, 6).

Subs (not used): Cox (gk), Thompson, Forss, Bidstrup, Maghoma, Haygarth.

Man Of The Match: IVAN TONEY – The former Newcastle forward enjoyed himself as he returned to Tyneside, pulling the Magpies’ defenders here, there and everywhere.