Newcastle and Leeds performed out an absolute barnstormer on Friday night, combining for 38 photographs on objective of their 1-1 draw.
Leeds started the sport on high and deservedly discovered themselves forward after 13 minutes. Raphinha’s deep cross from the precise wing was dummied by Rodrigo and located its means into the nook of Karl Darlow’s objective.
That objective sparked an actual end-to-end affair which noticed either side get pleasure from loads of nice possibilities. Newcastle got here shut by Joelinton, whereas Matt Richie hit the publish, and Steve Bruce’s aspect bagged a merited equaliser shortly earlier than the break as Allan Saint-Maximin fired dwelling after a trademark mazy run.
That electrical tempo settled down after the break, however we nonetheless noticed loads of photographs on objective. Leeds loved the lion’s share of the possibilities however failed to actually check Darlow, whose hardest check was maintaining out a possible personal objective shortly after the interval.
Newcastle had their very own glimpses of objective however could not add to Saint-Maximin’s opener and needed to settle to a hard-earned level.
Karl Darlow (GK) – 7/10 – Made quite a lot of first rate saves and proved to be a big improve on younger Freddie Woodman. Did extremely nicely to forestall an personal objective early within the second half.
Javier Manquillo (RB) – 6/10 – Did nicely to take care of James for almost all of the sport. Seemed switched on to assist out these round him too.
Ciaran Clark (CB) – 5/10 – Endured a very poor begin to the sport and will do nothing to cease Rodrigo and Raphinha.
Jamaal Lascelles (CB) – 3/10 – Actually poor. Seemed fully overwhelmed from the primary whistle and by no means regained confidence. Some woeful passing and no organisation in any respect.
Isaac Hayden (CB) – 4/10 – A poor displaying in defence so was rapidly pushed again into midfield, the place he continued to wrestle in opposition to Leeds’ excessive press.
Matt Richie (LB) – 5/10 – Performances like this remind you that Richie is definitely a winger. Spectacular in assault however completely woeful in defence. Torched by Raphinha all sport.
Joe Willock (CM) – 5/10 – Lucky to not give away an early penalty and struggled to get a grip on the sport.
Sean Longstaff (CM) – 2/10 – Could not defend and could not assault. Seemed painfully out of his depth.
Miguel Almiron (AM) – 6/10 – Labored extremely onerous and located himself in some sensible positions, however did not at all times get the passes he wanted.
Joelinton (ST) – 6/10 – Some completely woeful ending however did his finest to make up for it together with his work charge. Cannot fault the hassle in any respect.
Allan Saint-Maximin (ST) – 9/10 – This man is loads of enjoyable. Created pleasure with completely all the pieces he did and bagged a wonderful objective to tie issues up. A human spotlight reel.
Ryan Fraser (AM) – 5/10 – Did not have the specified impression after changing Almiron. Performed a bit of too slowly and calmed issues down an excessive amount of.
Emil Krafth (RB) – N/A – Changed Manquillo after a knock late on.
Jacob Murphy (LM) – N/A – An injury-time addition.
Illan Meslier (GK) – 7/10 – Quite a bit busier than he most likely anticipated to be. Made some sensible saves to cease Saint-Maximin from stealing the present.
Stuart Dallas (RB) – 4/10 – Will likely be seeing Saint-Maximin in his nightmares. Didn’t get pleasure from his sport in any way.
Luke Ayling (CB) – 4/10 – Did not have the tempo or the positioning to maintain up with Saint-Maximin. Seemed actually uncomfortable as a centre-back.
Liam Cooper (CB) – 4/10 – operating by treacle at occasions. Performed the entire sport in gradual movement and was three or 4 paces behind Newcastle’s ahead line.
Junior Firpo (LB) – 5/10 – Missed an absolute sitter earlier than half-time and did not do sufficient for the equaliser, however typically wasn’t that unhealthy… largely as a result of he was normally on the other aspect to Saint-Maximin.
Kalvin Phillips (DM) – 5/10 – A harsh ranking as Phillips was left to battle Newcastle’s ahead line on his personal. Wasn’t notably unhealthy however did about in addition to you’d count on one man to do in opposition to a complete crew.
Raphinha (RM) – 8/10 – Obtained the objective his efficiency deserved and was completely excellent within the first half. Terrorised Newcastle’s again line and will have simply created three or 4 objectives.
Mateusz Klich (CM) – 5/10 – His tame shot within the field was made even worse by the very fact he may have performed Raphinha in with the best move ever as an alternative.
Rodrigo (CM) – 8/10 – Might have had a ten for his first-half efficiency. Concerned in all the pieces and tormented Newcastle together with his motion. Calmed down after the break however was nonetheless so spectacular.
Daniel James (LM) – 6/10 – Taken off on the hour mark after a difficult displaying. Underwhelming in assault however did put in an actual shift on the defensive aspect. Ought to have gained a penalty.
Patrick Bamford (ST) – 5/10 – Hasn’t actually discovered his capturing boots but this season. Had a few good possibilities however by no means actually seemed like scoring.
Tyler Roberts (RM) – 5/10 – Contributed to the slower tempo of the second half. Actually did not match Raphinha’s impression in any way.
Crysencio Summerville (LM) – 6/10 – A quiet debut.
Jamie Shackleton (CM) – N/A – Introduced on to kill time.