Date: 28th January 2017 at 5:12pm
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By Matt Farr

Football Insider rates the Newcastle player’s during their 3-0 defeat to Oxford in the FA Cup on Saturday.

Matz Sels 6 – Some competent saves from the Newcastle stopper, but beaten three times.

Jesus Gamez 5 – Covered his defence well early on, but could do little as Oxford kept on coming.

Grant Hanley 5 – Made a series of crucial interceptions, but second-best on the day.

Curtis Good 5 – A rare start for the Australian defender, not the most convincing of performances.

Massadio Haidara 5 – Caused a few problems by Oxford on the left-hand side. A few shaky moments.

Achraf Lazaar 6 – Defensively sound, with excellent link-up play with the attack. A threat from the wide-areas.

Isaac Hayden 6 – Instrumental in creating chances for his side, linking up well with Mitrovic. Perhaps missed the influence of midfield partner Shelvey.

Dan Barlaser 6 – Showed glimpses of quality, but rarely threatened to do real damage.

Yasin Ben El-Mhanni 6 – Energetic in the final-third. Posed a considerable threat to the Oxford goal. But lacked the finishing touch.

Ayoze Perez 5 – Quiet and uninspiring. Couldn’t any sort of difference.

Aleksandar Mitrovic 4 – Spurned a host of chances. Missed a penalty. Perhaps affected by a lack of match practice but the 22-year-old had a shocker.

Subs:

Yoan Gouffran 6 (for El-Mhanni 68) – Little influence off the bench.

Matt Ritchie 6 (for Haidara 77) – Been in fine form of late. Got a valuable rest, but Newcastle missed him.

In other Newcastle news, Daryl Murphy has spoken about his long-term future with the club.

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