Match ratings: How did Newcastle United's players rate in their 2-2 draw at Norwich City?

A late Jamaal Lascelles strike ensured Newcastle rescued a Carrow Road point and retained their one point lead over the rest of the Championship promotion chasers.

Ayoze Perez celebrates opening the scoring.
Ayoze Perez celebrates opening the scoring.

But how did the players rate in the 2-2 draw?

Newcastle United XI

Karl Darlow - Recovered well after making a dreadful error for Norwich's second goal... 5

DeAndre Yedlin - Made an important contribution at both ends of the pitch... 6

Jamaal Lascelles - Involved in the incidents which led to Norwich's goals, but redeemed himself by scoring the equaliser... 6

Ciaran Clark - Came into his own in the second half and made a couple of important late clearances... 6

Paul Dummett - Steadied himself after a difficult start and played his part in United's comeback... 6

Jonjo Shelvey - Nowhere near his best, but still drove United on after the break... 6

Jack Colback - Had a difficult game alongside Shelvey in United's midfield and was withdrawn early in the second half... 5

Matt Ritchie - Replaced by Christian Atsu as the second-half wore on... 6

Ayoze Perez - Took his goal well and had a chance to claim all three points in injury time... 6

Yoan Gouffran - Wasn't able to make any kind of impression in the final third of the pitch... 5

Aleksandar Mitrovic - Should have done better with his first-half chances... 5


Mohamed Diame (for Colback, 54) - Didn't really get into the game... 5

Christian Atsu (for Ritchie, 70) - Energised United with his pace... 6

Dwight Gayle (for Mitrovic, 75) - Was a danger in the final 15 minutes... 6

Subs not used: Rob Elliot, Grant Hanley, Isaac Hayden, Jesus Gamez.

Yellow: Colback 26, Lascelles 47

Red: none

Goal(s): Perez 1, Lascelles 82

NORWICH CITY: John Ruddy, Steven Whittaker, Russell Martin, Timm Klose, Mitchell Dijks; Jonny Howson, Alex Tettey; Jacob Murphy, Wes Hoolahan, Yanic Wildschut (Alex Pritchard, 58); Cameron Jerome (Kyle Lafferty, 80).

Subs not used: Michael McGovern, Sebastien Bassong, Ryan Bennett, Josh Murphy, Ben Godfrey.

Yellow: Dijks 82, Whittaker 90, Howson 90

Red: none

Goals: Ja. Murphy 12, Jerome 17


Andrew Madley (Huddersfield) - Kept a lid on what was a challenging game to referee ...6