Miles Starforth's player ratings: One 8 and two 7s for Newcastle United after 3-0 victory over Cardiff

Newcastle United defender Fabian Schar stole the headlines after scoring two goals against Cardiff City - but who else stood out in the 3-0 win?

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 19 January, 2019, 16:38
Fabian Schar celebrates scoring against Cardiff.

Our Newcastle United writer Miles Starforth has dished out his player ratings following the comprehensive victory - scroll down and flick through our gallery to see how each player performed.

Had a quiet afternoon between the posts thanks to his team-mates. 6
Got forward and supported the attack all afternoon. 6
Opened his United account with a superb solo goal and made certain of the points with a second. 8
Shrugged off the injury suffered at Ewood Park and led the team to an important victory. 6
A solid 90 minutes for the defender on his comeback from long-term injury. 6
Given an ovation when replaced by Manquillo, ran himself into the ground. 6

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Competed well physically and bossed the midfield. 7
Calm and composed on his fourth consecutive start for United. 7
Lively in the final third of the pitch, supported Rondon well. 6
Created several opportunities and caused problems all afternoon for Bennett. 6
Led the line well, covered a lot of ground and held the ball up. 6
(for Ritchie, 85)