Newcastle player ratings v Leeds: Defender is 4/10
By Matt Farr
Football Insider rates the Newcastle players during their 1-1 draw Leeds in the Championship on Friday night.
Karl Darlow 6 – Superb reaction save to deny Roofe early on. Had a quiet game from then on.
Paul Dummett 6 – Pushed forward on the left-hand side, but not the most threatening attacking presence.
Vurnon Anita 4 – Gifted Pedraza too much space on the left. The defender was given a torrid time by the Leeds winger. Had a better game when Pedraza was withdrawn.
Jamaal Lascelles 6 – The unlikely man to break the deadlock for Newcastle with a header. Not too much work to do defensively.
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Chancel Mbemba 6 – Looked more comfortable on the ball than against Sheff Wed. Looks a handy defensive option, but will struggle to keep out Ciaran Clark when he returns.
Isaac Hayden 7 – Kept the battle against Wood away from the back-four. Had the desire to get to every ball first, and make driving runs forward. An encouraging return to action.
Jonjo Shelvey 6 – Dictated the game right from the outset. Showed off his passing range with aplomb, bar one over-cooked free-kick.
Yoan Gouffran 5 – Struck the post with a thunderous drive. Had few other opportunities to make his mark in what was a quiet day.
Ayoze Perez 5 – Very ineffective. No real influence in the final third.
Matt Ritchie 7 – Ever-present quality in his delivery, but team-mates unable to convert. Mostly great defending, however. By far the biggest threat for Newcastle.
Aleksandar Mitrovic 7 – Dominant in the air. Locked in a fierce battle with Jansson throughout, and certainly made his physical presence felt. No goal, but a pleasing display.
Jack Colback (for Hayden 79)
DeAndre Yedlin (for Ritchie 84)
Mo Diame (for Perez 90)
In other Newcastle news, this is how fans reacted on Twitter to Hayden’s return to the starting eleven.