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Tottenham 0 Newcastle 1 – Match ratings and comments on all NUFC players

3 months ago
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We asked Jonathan Drape-Comyn to give us his match ratings after Tottenham 0 Newcastle 1.

A game where Newcastle took their big chance this time through Joelinton on 27 minutes.

Then a real team performance got the Mags over the line, a display of committed defending and Spurs struggling to create despite 80% possession.

Dubravka – 7: Made one great save in the first half.

Also, slightly unrelated but one of the best keeper kits I have seen in recent years!

Schar – 9: Has made a dodgy start to the season but was immense today and put his body on the line more than once.

Lascelles – 10: Here, there and everywhere at the back.

A great captain’s performance… maybe got a bit lucky with VAR.

Dummett – 9: A few key interceptions and headers won.

The back three were the key to winning the game.

Krafth – 4: Looks out of his depth at the moment, a poor individual performance.

Ritchie – 8: Gave his all as per usual and kept his head throughout.

Looks far more comfortable in that wing-back role.

Longstaff – 8: Another one who looked far more comfortable in a role he played so well in alongside Hayden last season.

Almiron – 7: Ran his socks off and did well but already a very frustrating player for me.

I hope he doesn’t turn into a Perez-like player of rolling around too much and spending too much time trying to con the ref more than anything else.

Hayden – 8: One of the most underrated players in the league.

How a team higher up in the league didn’t have a look at him in the summer surprises me.

Saint-Maximin – N/A: (Not on long enough) Strange one…

Joelinton – 9: Took his goal brilliantly, held the ball up and let’s hope this is the first of minimum 15 goals this season.

SUBS:

Atsu – 7: Offered plenty while he was on, made a great assist to Joelinton for the goal and earned his spot for next week.

Fernandez – N/A: (Not on long enough)

Muto- N/A: (Not on long enough)

Stats from BBC Sport:

Tottenham 0 Newcastle 1 – Sunday 25 August 4.30pm

Goals:

Newcastle:

Joelinton 27

Possession was Tottenham 80% Newcastle 20%

Total shots were Tottenham 16 Newcastle 8

Shots on target were Tottenham 2 Newcastle 3

Corners were Tottenham 6 Newcastle 6

Referee: Mike Dean

Newcastle team v Tottenham:

Dubravka, Krafth, Schar, Lascelles (Fernandez 82), Dummett,  Hayden, Longstaff, Ritchie, Saint-Maximin (Atsu 17), Almiron, Joelinton (Muto 88)

Unused Subs

Darlow, Manquillo, Willems, Shelvey

Crowd: 59,245  (3,000 NUFC)

(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the win – Read HERE)

(Alan Shearer reacts to Newcastle’s victory – Read HERE)

You can follow the author on Twitter @_jonathandc

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