MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Newcastle United players stand for a minutes silence to remember the lives lost this year associated with football prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Newcastle United at Etihad Stadium on December 26, 2020 in Manchester, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Isolated, uncomfortable, worrying – Miles Starforth's Newcastle United ratings from Man City defeat

Isolated, uncomfortable and worrying.

By Liam Kennedy
Saturday, 26th December 2020, 10:07 pm

This was far from Newcastle United’s worst performance in the Premier League this season, but Manchester City didn’t even have to get out of first gear, such was the nature of their Etihad win this evening.

Our writer Miles Starforth was not impressed with the performance of a number of the 14 used by Steve Bruce tonight – here’s his individual marks, with Joelinton, Matt Ritchie and Miguel Almiron scoring particularly badly, while Karl Darlow, as expected, comes out on top for United.

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