How did the players fare in Newcastle United's 2-0 win over Burnley?

NEWCASTLE (4-3-3):

7 Pope: Made a crucial early save from Amdouni, and also tipped Al-Dakhil’s second-half header over the crossbar

8 TRIPPIER: Set up Almiron’s opener with a crunching tackle on Ramsey and was back to his best down Newcastle’s right

7 Lascelles: Ensured the injured Botman would not be missed with an error-free display at the heart of the back four

7 Schar: Kept Burnley’s attackers quiet as he mopped up effectively and used the ball effectively when he was in possession

6 Burn: Had a difficult start against the lively Koleosho, but steadied the ship and was much more assured in the second half

8 Longstaff: Another all-action display from the midfielder who snapped into tackles and broke forward effectively

8 Guimaraes: The Brazilian is slowly getting back to his best – played two or three perfectly-judged through balls

7 Anderson: Put in an industrious shift at the heart of midfield, and came close to scoring with a diving header that was saved by Trafford

7 Almiron: Opened the scoring with a superb driven strike and buzzed around closing down defenders all afternoon

6 Isak: Wasted a decent first-half opportunity with a heavy touch, but held his nerve to roll home his spot-kick

7 Gordon: Was a threat when he ran at the Burnley defence – drew the foul that enabled Isak to score from the spot


5 Joelinton (for Anderson, 63): Managed just five minutes on the pitch before he was forced to hobble off with a recurrence of his injury issue

6 Tonali (for Joelinton, 68): Made a couple of useful breaks that stretched the Burnley defence

Murphy (for Almiron, 90)

Livramento (for Isak, 90)

(not used): Dubravka (gk), Dummett, Targett, Hall, Ritchie.

BURNLEY (4-5-1):

TRAFFORD 6; Roberts 5 (Vitinho 88), Al-Dakhil, Beyer, Taylor; Koleosho 6 (Bruun Larsen 58, 4), Berge 4 (Zaroury 88), Cullen 4, Brownhill 4, Ramsey 5 (Odobert 67, 4); Amdouni 5 (Rodriguez 58, 4).

Subs (not used): Muric (gk), O’Shea, Cork, Tresor.

Man Of The Match: KIERAN TRIPPIER – Newcastle’s right-back might have started the season relatively slowly, but he has been right back to his best in the last few games.