Newcastle United player ratings: 'Tireless' Ayoze Perez stars for Magpies despite Wolves defeat

Newcastle United suffered a late sucker punch as they lost 2-1 at home to Wolves at St James' Park.

Sunday, 9th December 2018, 5:07 pm
Updated Sunday, 9th December 2018, 7:05 pm
Ayoze Perez

But who shone and who struggled for Rafa Benitez's side in the Premier League fixtures? Scroll down to flick through our player ratings gallery and find out.

Left exposed for the goal. Important save to deny Doherty in the second half. 6
Was closest to Jota before the Wolves man tucked home the opener. Sent off for tugging back the same man after he dithered on the ball. 4

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Was involved in a mix up with Yedlin for Wolves opener. Missed a free header at the back post in the second half. 5
Struggled to cope with Traore early on but improved as the first half wore on. Subbed off at the break. 6
Made some crucial blocks in the first half when his side were 1-0 down. 7
Constantly up and down the left flank. Crosses let him down at times. 6
Regularly found space to receive the ball in midfield before looking to play it forward. 7
Picked up several loose balls early on but faded as game wore on. 6
A slow start but improved as the match progressed. Gave his side an outlet with his runs from midfield. 6
Took up some good positions in front of the Wolves backline. Glancing head drew side level. Tireless throughout. 7
Led the line well in the first 45 minutes and assisted the goal. Received less support when his side went down to ten men. 7
Slotted in at right wing-back. Didnt prevent Wolves attacks on his flank. 5
(for Rondon 86) N/A
(for Atsu 89) N/A