How did the players fare in Newcastle United’s 3-0 win over Sunderland in the third round of the FA Cup?

SUNDERLAND (4-2-3-1):

5 Patterson: Didn’t have an opportunity to pull off lots of saves, but also didn’t look comfortable trying to play out

4 Hume: Had his hands full trying to deal with Gordon and was on the back foot for most of the game

4 O’Nien: Never looked comfortable, with his game unravelling with a series of second-half errors

4 Ballard: The own goal was somewhat unfortunate, but came amid a furry of other misjudgements

5 Alese: Had a tough time against Almiron, but desperately needed some help from Clarke who wasn’t tracking back

6 Neil: Was one of the few Sunderland players able to cope with the ferocity of Newcastle’s midfield pressing

4 Ekwah: A bad day for the midfielder – his mistake for the second goal was a bad one and repeatedly gave the ball away

7 PRITCHARD: Started to look a threat in the second half and came close with an effort that flew over and a shot that was saved

5 Bellingham: Wasn’t a factor in Newcastle’s defensive third as he struggled to get on the ball

4 Clarke: Got absolutely nothing out of Trippier, and offered nothing defensively either – a disappointing display

6 Rusyn: Never looked like scoring, but at least gave Sunderland a focal point in attack and tried to tie up Newcastle’s centre-halves


Ba (for Rusyn, 85)

(not used): Bishop (gk), Pembele, Seelt, Triantis, Rigg, Aouchiche, Hemir, Burstow.

NEWCASTLE (4-3-3):

6 Dubravka: Made a crucial low save from Pritchard when Sunderland were threatening to stage a revival

8 Trippier: Defended superbly against Clarke, winning the ball one-on-one on a number of occasions

7 Schar: Was always in the right place defensively and used the ball effectively when he had it

7 Botman: Cruised through the game without being seriously tested – starting to look back to his best

7 Burn: Ensured Sunderland couldn’t really attack down their right and made a couple of incisive forward passes

6 Longstaff: Broke into the box dangerously in the first half and kept the ball ticking over in midfield

8 GUIMARAES: Ran the game throughout as he kept the ball moving – was constantly finding pockets of space

7 Joelinton: Was the best player on the pitch in the first half, setting up the opening goal, but went off early in the second period

6 Almiron: His pressing set the tone for Newcastle’s display – won the ball for Newcastle’s second goal

7 Isak: Produced an accomplished finish for his first goal, and doubled his tally by rolling home from the spot

7 Gordon: Put Sunderland’s defenders on the back foot when he broke forward and won the late penalty


6 Miley (for Joelinton, 47): Did what was asked of him after coming onto the field in the second half

Lascelles (for Schar, 91)

Livramento (for Almiron 91)

Dummett (for Burn, 91)

Ritchie (for Gordon, 91)

(not used): Karius (gk), Krafth, Hall, Parkinson.

Man Of The Match: BRUNO GUIMARAES – The Brazilian was technically excellent, and played as if he had the ball on a piece of string.