How did the players fare in Newcastle’s 2-1 Champions League defeat to AC Milan?

NEWCASTLE (4-3-3):

5 Dubravka: Was beaten by Milan’s only two shots on target all evening – hasn’t really inspired since returning to the side

5 Trippier: His delivery into the box wasn’t up to its usual standard and he was taken off midway through the second half

6 Schar: Did reasonably well against Giroud for most of the night, competing strongly in the air against the AC Milan striker

6 Lascelles: Led by example as he threw himself into challenges and blocks, but was becoming ragged by the end

5 Livramento: Didn’t have an especially comfortable night at left-back – will probably lose his place now Burn is back

6 Miley: Looked at home on the Champions League stage, which is pretty remarkable given he is still a teenager

7 GUIMARAES: Drove Newcastle forward down the middle of the pitch and almost scored with a shot that was tipped onto the bar

7 Joelinton: Opened the scoring with a magnificent strike into the top corner and was the best player on the pitch in the first half

4 Almiron: Should have used his right foot when the ball was delivered across the six-yard box instead of waiting for his left

5 Wilson: Put himself about gamely enough, but perhaps lacked the turn of pace needed to really trouble the Milan defence

5 Gordon: Didn’t really ask any serious questions of the Milan defence and was replaced just after the hour mark


5 Isak (for Gordon, 62): Wasn’t really a factor in the final half-hour after coming off the substitutes’ bench

5 Burn (for Trippier, 62): Regardless of the result, his return to full fitness is a big positive

Longstaff (for Miley, 71)

(not used): Karius (gk), Harrison (gk), Dummett, Hall.

AC MILAN (4-2-3-1):

Maignan 7; Calabria 6, TOMORI 8, Hernandez 7, Florenzi 6; Musah 6 (Chukwueze 83), Reijnders 6; Pulisic 6 (Jovic 72), Loftus-Cheek 5 (Pobega 72), Leao 6; Giroud 6 (Okafor 83).

Subs (not used): Nava (gk), Mirante (gk), Adli, Krunic, Traore, Nsiala-Makengo, Bartesaghi.

Man Of The Match: FIKAYO TOMORI – Capped a fine defensive display with a brilliant challenge to deny Almiron – surely deserves to be in the England side ahead of a misfiring Maguire.