By Russell Edge

16th Sep, 2017 | 5:32pm

Newcastle player ratings v Stoke: Forward fails to shine, midfielder is crucial in victory

Jamaal Lascelles – 8

Was Newcastle’s star performer at Swansea with an outstanding performance which was capped with a goal, and he replicated his goal scoring heroics in front of the home fans this week.

He offered Stoke’s forwards very little and was resolute at the back alongside Ciaran Clark, with the duo forming a formidable partnership in the Premier League, much like last season in the second tier.

He had a chance in the first half from a Matt Ritchie set piece but his header was poor and off target.

However he made up for his miss with another strong header from a corner, and his fine performances will be catching the eye of many across the country.

Click ‘5’ below to see how we rated Newcastle’s players against Stoke