By Russell Edge

16th Sep, 2017 | 5:32pm

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

Ciaran Clark – 7

 

Again, like Lascelles, the Republic of Ireland international was pretty comfortable against Stoke, with the forwards not doing much to stretch the backline.

There was not a lot he could have done for Stoke’s goal, but earned himself a yellow card for a firm challenge on Shaqiri with just over 15 minutes left to play.

Another strong performance and is proving that he has what it takes to perform in the top flight after impressing in the Championship last season.

Click ‘6’ below to see how we rated Newcastle’s players against Stoke