By Russell Edge

16th Sep, 2017 | 5:32pm

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

Isaac Hayden – 6

Was walking a tightrope from the 25th minute after he found himself in the referee’s book thanks to a lunging challenge on Joe Allen, but he managed the situation well with another intelligent performance from the former Arsenal youngster.

However he perhaps should have been closer to Shaqiri for the equaliser, instead giving the Swiss international the space needed to curl one home. With Jonjo Shelvey sitting on the bench, his place is always under threat,

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