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Game Week 6 - Newcastle v Palace Player Ratings: Newcastle claimed a point after controversial VAR rules out the opening goal

by David · Updated Sat 3 Sept 2022, 18:35
Game Week 6 - Newcastle v Palace Player Ratings: Newcastle claimed a point after controversial VAR rules out the opening goal

Newcastle 0 - 0 Crystal Palace

A dominant first half display from Newcastle saw them end the half with a 1.68xg over Palace. The second half started with the ball in the back of the Palace net after Mitchell turned it in. However, VAR overturned it for a foul after Mitchel Pushed Willock into the Palace keeper. When Palace did cause problems, Pope always seemed ready to answer, in a game that was problem a tale of two keepers, as both teams left with a point.

Player ratings

Nick Pope - 9

Possibly one of his best games in goal for the club. While Newcastle's attack was peppering Palace's goal, Pope never let us down.

Kieran Trippier (C) - 8

Will probably kick himself for the amount of chances he created without claiming an assist. His set pieces were top-notch once again as the captain led by example.

Sven Botman - 8

Another solid game from the new CB man. Could have scored a hat-rick of goals if luck was on his side. Solid at the back as always, Botman is showing his class already.

Fabian Schar - 7

Another comfortable display for Schar, who is building a solid CB partnership with Botman already.

Matt Targett - 7

Clearly still recovering from the injury that slowed the start to his season. Targett looked assured at LB and was vital to Newcastle's attacks down that side.

Joe Willock - 6

The quietest of the three in the middle of the park, Willock was wrongfully punished for a foul on the Palace keeper when Newcastle opened the scoring.

Sean Longstaff - 7

After picking up an early booking, he was solid in the middle in his role of deputizing for the injured Bruno G.

Joelinton - 8

His typical industrious self, causing problems down the Palace channels. His breaking up of place in the middle of the park caused Palace all sorts of issue.

Miguel Almiron - 7

Full of running and caused Palace all sorts of trouble. Had multiple good chances and probably should have scored at least 1.

Ryan Fraser - 6

Made some goods runs down the Palace left-hand side but couldn't do enough to trouble Ward.

Alexander Isak - 7

Will be gutted that he didn't get a home debut goal, however, he showed once again what he will offer Newcastle. Will be frustrated that his 1-on-1 was saved but he caused Palace issues. The display will certainly have fans dreaming of when he's able to link up with Bruno and ASM in the next few weeks.

Subs: 7

Anderson was the pick of the bunch once again. The young attacker came on the left-side and gave Newcastle a late attacking threat. Murphy added good energy late on, while Burn was able to chip in on the left with his height, causing Palace problems.

Lineup

Starting 11 - Nick Pope; Kieran Trippier (C), Sven Botman, Fabian Schar, Matt Targett (Burn78) Joe Willock, Sean Longstaff, Joelinton; Miguel Almiron (Murphy 70), Alexander Isak (Wood 91), Ryan Fraser (Anderson 70).

Unused subs - Jamal Lewis, Matt Ritchie, Karl Darlow, Anderson, Jamaal Lascelles, Javier Manquillo.

Post game interviews to follow

Howe on disallowed goal

I disagree with the decision. I thought it should be a goal. I thought Joe was pushed. He is running in and is pushed into the keeper. I am not sure what Joe is supposed to do there. For me, it is a perfectly good goal. - Jordan Cronin

Howe speaks to NUFCTV

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