How did the players fare in Newcastle United's FA Cup third-round defeat at the hands of Cambridge United?

NEWCASTLE (4-2-3-1):

4 Dubravka: Will feel he should have done better when he slid out to try to claim the ball in the build-up to Cambridge’s winning goal

5 Trippier: Not exactly a debut that will live long in the memory, even if some of his attacking play was of a decent enough standard

4 Krafth: Should have been able to dominate playing against League One opposition – but looked like what he was, a right-back playing out of position

4 Schar: Was somewhat unfortunate that his headed clearance fell to Ironside, but some of his balls out of defence were dreadful

4 Ritchie: Got himself into some decent positions down the left, but the quality of his delivery into the middle repeatedly let him down

4 Shelvey: Went missing for long periods at the heart of midfield, and even his long balls over the top tended to be misdirected

3 S Longstaff: Didn’t exactly produce a display to convince Howe he needs to keep hold of him – too many misplaced passes throughout

6 MURPHY: Got himself onto the end of most of Newcastle’s best opportunities, and would have scored at the end of the first half had it not been for a great save

4 Joelinton: Came close with a stoppage-time header that was brilliantly saved, but suffered an afternoon when his touch repeatedly deserted him

4 Fraser: Delivered a series of balls into the box from the right-hand side, although a large proportion failed to find their target

3 Saint-Maximin: Isn’t cut out to be a natural centre-forward – his performance underlined why Newcastle desperately need a replacement for Wilson


3 Almiron (for Longstaff, 60): Offered nothing, with his afternoon being summed up by the wayward stoppage-time effort that flew miles wide

4 Willock (for Murphy, 60): Continues to look nothing like the player that lit up St James’ Park in the second half of last season

Manquillo (for Ritchie, 78)

(not used): Gillespie (gk), Dummett, Hendrick, White, Anderson.

CAMBRIDGE (4-2-3-1):

MITOV 9; Williams 7, Okedina 8, Iredale 8, Dunk 7; Digby 7, Worman 6 (Hoolahan 61, 5); Brophy 7, May 7, Knibbs 7 (Lankester 76); Ironside 8.

Subs (not used): Gill (gk), O’Neil, Bennett, Yearn, McConnell.

Man Of The Match: DIMITAR MITOV – Cambridge’s Bulgarian goalkeeper made exceptional saves at the end of each half.