How did the players fare in Newcastle United’s pre-season friendly victory over Athletic Bilbao?

NEWCASTLE (4-3-3):

8 Dubravka: Made three crucial late saves to keep Newcastle in front when Bilbao were threatening to engulf the Magpies defence

6 Krafth: Produced a couple of important challenges in his own 18-yard box, but was outjumped for Bilbao’s goal

6 Lascelles: Mopped up effectively on a number of occasions, but found himself under the cosh as Bilbao attacked late on

7 Botman: His quality on the ball has been obvious ever since he signed – continued to look composed, even when Bilbao were pressing late on

6 Dummett: Produced his usual composed and committed display – remains an important member of Eddie Howe’s squad

8 GUIMARAES: Ran the Bilbao defence ragged in the first half in particular, passing and probing from the heart of the Newcastle midfield

7 Willock: Made a number of dangerous breaks into the Bilbao defence and linked up effectively with his fellow midfielders

7 Joelinton: Saw plenty of the ball in the opening period and generally used it well – sent Saint-Maximin away for his goal

6 Ritchie: Started the game on the right-hand side, but ended up back on the left – was occasionally wasteful in possession

7 Wilson: Took his early opener superbly, proving his goalscoring instincts remain as well-honed as ever

7 Saint-Maximin: Carried a threat down the left-hand side and produced a clinical finish for Newcastle’s second goal


Bondswell (for Dummett, 70)

De Bolle (for Guimaraes, 89)

M Longstaff (for Saint-Maximin, 89)

Munoz (for Wilson, 90)

(not used): Gillespie (gk), Stephenson, Turner-Cooke, Murphy, Miley.


Iruarrizaga 5; de Marcos 5, Alvarez 4, Martinez 6 (Vivian 85), Balenziaga 4 (Martinez 60, 5); Vencedor 4 (Zarraga 60, 5), Vesga 5 (Garcia 76), Muniain 6 (Sancet 53, 6); N Williams 4 (Garcia 60, 6), I Williams 5, BERENGEUR 6 (Morcillo 76).

Subs (not used): Villalibre, Padilla.

Man Of The Match: BRUNO GUIMARAES – The Brazilian looks to have picked up in the same excellent form that he finished last season in.