NEWCASTLE United reporter Miles Starforth rates the Magpies players after their 1-0 derby defeat against Sunderland.
Jak Alnwick: 7
Didn’t do much wrong and dealt with almost everything that came his way.
Daryl Janmaat: 6
Had his hands full marking Conor Wickham, especially in the first half.
Fabricio Coloccini: 6
On a yellow for most of the game after a rash early challenge. Not ideal.
Steven Taylor: 7
Put his body on the line for the cause, and defended well.
Paul Dummett: 6
No-nonsense defending, but was never able to get on the front foot.
Moussa Sissoko: 6
More of an influence after the break. Forced a fine save with a fierce shot seconds before Sunderland’s breakthrough.
Cheik Tiote: 6 (sub Cisse, 5)
Had to rein himself in after getting a yellow card in the first half.
Jack Colback: 6
Didn’t control the game like he had done last season in a Sunderland jersey.
Yoan Gouffran: 5 (sub Armstrong, 6)
Fortunate to keep his place, and did little to justify his selection.
Ayoze Perez: 7
A lively figure in the final third, and looked the most likely to break the deadlock.
Sammy Ameobi: 6 (sub Cabella, 5)
Never really an influence on the game.
Subs not used: Woodman, Haidara, Williamson, Riviere.