How did the players fare in Newcastle United's 3-2 defeat to Manchester City

NEWCASTLE (4-3-3):

8 DUBRAVKA: Made a series of excellent saves, particularly in the second half, and didn’t have a chance with any of the goals

6 Trippier: Spent most of the game defending, but wasn’t able to keep tabs on Bobb for Man City’s winner

7 Schar: Did well for most of the night, winning his individual battle with Alvarez, and made a series of important blocks

6 Botman: Came under a lot of pressure, but did well to stand up to the intensity of Manchester City’s attacking

6 Burn: Put in some thumping challenges, but struggled when Walker was pouring forward on the overlap

6 Longstaff: Covered a lot of ground at the heart of midfield, but perhaps needed to be more composed in possession

7 Guimaraes: Set the tone for Newcastle’s passionate display as he snapped into tackles in the central third

6 Miley: Didn’t look out of place against the champions, although his ability to influence the game in possession was limited

6 Almiron: Worked extremely hard, tracking back to provide defensive cover, and was a threat on the break

7 Isak: Provided a superb finish to level the scores in the first half and was constantly looking to get behind the City defence

7 Gordon: Offered a constant threat down Newcastle’s left and produced an excellent finish for his goal


Hall (for Gordon, 86)

(not used): Karius (gk), Gillespie (gk), Dummett, Lascelles, Ritchie, Krafth, A Murphy, Parkinson.

MAN CITY (4-2-3-1):

Ederson 5 (Ortega 7, 6); Walker 7, Dias 6, Ake 6, Gvardiol 6; Rodri 8, Kovacic 6; Silva 7 (DE BRUYNE 69, 9), Foden 7, Doku 6 (Bobb 82); Alvarez 6.

Subs (not used): Gomez, Phillips, Nunes, Susoho, Lewis, Grealish.

Man Of The Match: KEVIN DE BRUYNE – The midfielder changed the game after coming off the bench midway through the second half.