Leeds United 0-1 Newcastle United player ratings: Who shone and who struggled as Magpies secure first away win?

Newcastle United picked up their first away win of the season as they beat Leeds United 1-0 at Elland Road – but how did the players fare?

Saturday, 22nd January 2022, 6:29 pm

After a goalless first half which saw Joelinton go off injured and Jonjo Shelvey force a smart save from Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier, the Magpies number 8 found the breakthrough with 15 minutes of normal time remaining from a free-kick.

The win leaves Newcastle 18th, just a point from safety with a game in hand on 17th placed Norwich City.

Their next Premier League match will be against Everton on February 9. The managerless Toffees sit just four points ahead of Newcastle in the table.

Eddie Howe made just one change from the previous match as Joe Willock came into the side for Sean Longstaff while Javier Manquillo returned from suspension with a place on the bench.

Here are Dominic Scurr’s player ratings from the match…

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