Match ratings: How did Newcastle United players rate in Spurs loss?

Jamaal Lascelles did well off the bench
Jamaal Lascelles did well off the bench

Dele Alli and Ben Davies strikes ensured Newcastle United's return to the Premier League was a sour one, done little favours by Jonjo Shelvey, of course.

But how did the players rate in the loss? Liam Kennedy has his say...

Newcastle XI (4-2-3-1)

Rob Elliot - Could do little about the goals. Made one outstanding stop from Kane... 7

Javier Manquillo - Gave United an attacking option down the right. Very good first outing... 7

Florian Lejeune - Afternoon was cruelly cut short by a chopping challenge by Kane. Looked slick to that point... 7

Ciaran Clark - Filled in admirably at left-back when called upon. Did the job with little fuss... 7

Paul Dummett - Did not last 10 minutes on his return to the Premier League. Injury forced an early change... N/A

Isaac Hayden - Worked hard but given a tough time physically by the Spurs midfield... 6

Jonjo Shelvey - Cost his team the game, plain and simple. What he did was inexcusable, as a result he'll get no sympathy from me... 3

Matt Ritchie - Worked hard but had little to no impact on the right... 6

Ayoze Perez - One of the more impressive performers of the XI. One or two dangerous bursts... 7

Christian Atsu - Man of the match. looks a different player so far this season. Outstanding on the left, a real threat... 8

Dwight Gayle - Didn't look anywhere near fit but, either way chances were few and far between for the striker... 6


Jamaal Lascelles (for Dummett 7) - Excellent when he came on. Will definitely start next time out... 7

Chancel Mbemba (for Lejeune 34) - Despite being made available for transfer, showed composure in the centre of defence... 7

Mikel Merino (for Gayle 75) - Thrown in to calm things down late on. Did just that... 6

Subs not used: Karl Darlow, Jacob Murphy, Rolando Aarons, Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Yellow: None

Red: Shelvey 48

Goal(s): None

Spurs XI: Hugo Lloris 6, Kyle Walker-Peters 7, Toby Alderweireld 7, Jan Vertonghen 7, Ben Davies 7, Eric Dier 7, Moussa Dembele (Harry Winks 89, N/A) 6, Moussa Sissoko (Son Heung-Min 57, 7) 6, Dele Alli (Victor Wanyama 82, N/A) 8, Christian Eriksen 8, Harry Kane 8.

Subs not used: Michel Vorm, Kevin Wimmer, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Vincent Janssen.

Yellow: Kane 31

Red: None

Goal(s): Alli 60, Davies 70

Referee: Andre Marriner - Got the red card call spot on by the looks of it... 7

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