Newcastle 2 West Brom 1: Player ratings

Newcastle 2 West Brom 1: Player ratings as the Magpies edge past the Baggies at St James' Park

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
West Brom

Newcastle United

Tim Krul He was helpless for Brunt’s clinical finish but did everything asked of him on an otherwise quiet night for the Newcastle stopper. 5/10

Mathieu Debuchy Bombed up the right flank every chance he could and gave Alan Pardew’s side another dimension all afternoon. 6

Mike Williamson Another sturdy performance whilst looking fairly composed on the ball at the back and made a vital clearance late on from an Albion cross. 5

Fabricio Coloccini The Argentinian was not as commanding as usual but the defender still made some key interceptions as speculation about his future continues. 5

Davide Santon Like Debuchy, the Italian got forward at every opportunity and put in a teasing cross in the first half before making a key interception to stop Amalfitano surging into the Newcastle half. 6

Moussa Sissoko A truly wonderful strike from outside the box for the winner on an afternoon where the Frenchman put his mark in midfield. 7

Cheick Tiote Despite his energetic performance, he was not as influential as usual and was sloppy on occasions. 5

Yohan Cabaye Came close a number of times and was as composed as ever on the ball making it difficult for the visitors. 6

Yoan Gouffran Started fairly quietly but showed his strength to leap and head home to put Newcastle 1-0 up and continue his scoring form. 6

Shola Ameobi (Man of the match) Match-winning performance as the striker showed intelligence and worked well off the ball, particularly for Gouffran’s opener as he made the run across goal to put Myhill off. 7

Loic Remy Disappointing afternoon in front of a goal but was unlucky not to win a penalty and played a neat header into the path of Sissoko for his goal. 5


Vurnon Anita Showed drive to get involved but did not get the ball enough after coming on for Remy. 5

Papiss Cisse N/A

West Bromwich Albion

Boaz Myhill Could have been more commanding from Newcastle’s corner for the opener but was helpless for Sissoko’s winner. 5

Billy Jones Did well and got up the field more in the second half as Steve Clarke’s men looked to attack more. 5

Gareth McAuley Probably West Brom’s best performer at the back and did his best to halt Newcastle with a couple of blocks. 5

Jonas Olsson Looked uncomfortable all afternoon and was lucky to be on the pitch after bringing down Remy. 4

Liam Ridgewell Very quiet and did not assert his authority on the game. 5

James Morrison Like Ridgewell, he was far too quiet on an afternoon where his side needed his influence on the game. 5

Youssouf Mulumbu Had a couple of opportunities in front of a goal after getting into good positions but did not have the finish needed. 5

Morgan Amalfitano The Frenchman made some good runs and played some testing crosses into the box but faded out of the game. 6

Stephane Sessegnon Made some great runs and got on the end of Long’s passes but struggled to unleash the trigger too many times. 5

Chris Brunt Superb strike to bring the Baggies back into the game after unleashing a left-footed strike into the roof of the net but was wasteful on three other occasions in the match. 6

Shane Long Showed his brilliant control and elegant flick-ons once again but could have done with more support up top. 6


Saido Berahino Managed to have an attempt at goal after being introduced but saw his shot blocked. 5

Victor Anichebe N/A

Zoltan Gera N/A

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