NEWCASTLE reporter Miles Starforth gives his verdict after the Magpies’ fifth successive derby defeat.
Tim Krul 6: Not at fault for the goal
Ryan Taylor 6: Showed some welcome fight and spirit in trying circumstances
Daryl Janmaat 6: The real leader in United’s team
Mike Williamson 5: Had another difficult afternoon
Jack Colback 5: Fielded at full-back and United missed him in midfield
Jonas Gutierrez 6: Gave everything he had in his last derby
Moussa Sissoko 4: As with previous derbies, he was never in the game
Remy Cabella 5: Had United’s ONLY shot on goal
Yoan Gouffran 4: Completely ineffective. Not nearly good enough (Emmanuel Riviere, 58, 5)
Sammy Ameobi 4: Unlikely to get a new contract on this evidence (Adam Armstrong, 87)
Ayoze Perez 6: Showed flashes of his talent but was starved of the ball – 6
Subs not used: Elliot, Anita, Obertan, Abeid, Kemen.