Miles Starforth's player ratings: How Matt Ritchie and Paul Dummett fared on their return to the Newcastle side

Newcastle United laboured to a draw against Fulham - but how did the Magpes' players fare?

Saturday, 22nd December 2018, 4:18 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th January 2019, 3:54 pm
How did Newcastle's players fare against Fulham?

In a game which saw Matt Ritchie and Paul Dummett return to the starting line-up, Newcastle failed to break down a stubborn Fulham side - who kept their first clean sheet on the road this season. But who stood out for Rafa Benitez's side? Our man Miles Starforth has dished out his marks, with praise for the two returning stars. Scroll down and click through the pages to see who shone - and struggled - for the Magpies against Fulham:

Had very little to do over the 90 minutes. 6
Not his usual composed self with the ball in the first half, settled after the break. 6

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Almost forced a breakthrough with a first-half header, handled a shot from Mitrovic late in the game. 6
Handed first start since November 10, played as a left-sided centre-half in a five-man defence. 6
Surprisingly kept Yedlin, back from suspension, out of the starting XI. 6
Brought his usual energy and enthusiasm to the wing-back role. 6
Worked hard on the right but unable to create any openings before his withdrawal. 5
Got around the pitch and disrupted Fulham as best he could, poor with the ball. 5
Struggled to find spaces to exploit against an organised Fulham side. 5
Found it tough going and didn't have a chance on goal. 5
Held the ball up well and battled hard on his own, but didn't get a sight of goal. 6
(for Atsu, 71) Had a penalty claim waved away. 6
(for Manquillo, 84) - N/A