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Allan Saint-Maximin (7.5/10)
- The Frenchman was the most dynamic and confident player on the ball for Newcastle United. Saint-Maximin took a few shots from distance, and nearly scored on one occasion. His pace and dribbling caused problems for Norwich City, but at times he held on to the ball much longer than he should have.
- Joelinton did not score, but he was a true workhorse for 90 minutes. The service into the box was poor today, so his chances were limited. His one attempt was on target and forced Tim Krul to make a big big save. Joelinton covered more ground than any player in the game today, won aerial duels and did his best to spread the ball out wide with the hopes of seeing the favor returned with a proper cross.
Miguel Almiron (6.5/10)
- Of all the attacking players, Almiron was the least involved. He got several touches on the ball and managed to dribble higher up the pitch a few times, but he was constantly surrounded by opposing defenders. The Paraguayan nearly scored after getting on the end of a saved shot in the first half, but his header from a few feet away went wide of the mark. He should have scored in that moment as Krul was out of position to make a save.
Valentino Lazaro (6.5/10)
- The loanee from Inter Milan came on in the 54th minute and he had a decent debut. Lazaro was not able to get settled higher up the pitch due to the game being so open in the second half, but he showed fans that he can protect the ball and is able to make quick passes under pressure.
Sean Longstaff (7/10)
- Longstaff came on for Hayden in the 57th minute and he was more active on the offensive end than Hayden was. Longstaff called for the ball regularly and immediately looked to find open teammates. The only flaws for Longstaff was that he struggled to cope with the pace of Norwich City up the middle and his passes were rather conservative.
Danny Rose (6.5/10)
- Rose came on in the 79th minute, so there was not much time for him to have a major impact. Norwich City were focused on attacking in the final ten minutes and Rose’s defensive positioning was good, however, his tackles were slightly delayed. As a result, he caught the player on two occasions to gift Norwich City with two free kicks.