Newcastle United failed to stop the rot against Everton - falling to their seventh defeat in eight courtesy of Wayne Rooney's first-half strike.
But how did the Magpies players rate in the loss?
Newcastle United XI
Karl Darlow - Spilled Aaron Lennon's header for the opener. His errors are proving very costly... 5
DeAndre Yedlin - One of United's brighter sparks. Got down the right at will. Covered defensively too. Put in some shift... 7
Jamaal Lascelles - A solid enough return for the skipper... 6
Florian Lejeune - Looks a lot better player with his captain alongside him... 6
Javier Manquillo - Tested very little defensively... 5
Mikel Merino - One rasping effort off the inside of the post. Much more lively on the night... 7
Jonjo Shelvey - Still not the influence Newcastle need him to be. Gave the ball away far too much as well. Red was pathetic... 4
Matt Ritchie - Sacrificed for pace in the second period. Good first-half, hit the post with a cracker. Second was much more flat... 6
Mo Diame - Jeered as he departed the game on 66. Wasteful in possession... 5
Christian Atsu - Lively enough on either wing, produced very little end product mind... 6
Dwight Gayle - Given little of note to feed off. Difficult night for a striker who thrives on service... 6
Joselu (for Diame 66) - Brought on to add height. Some neat link up play.... 6
Rolando Aarons (for Ritchie 73) - Didn't really make much of an impact...5
Ayoze Perez (for Merino 86) ...N/A
Not used: Rob Elliot, Ciaran Clark, Isaac Hayden, Jacob Murphy.
Yellow: Shelvey 43, Merino 56
Red: Shelvey 90
Everton XI: Jordan Pickford, Morgan Schneiderlin, Ashley Williams, Wayne Rooney (Tom Davies 76), Aaron Lennon (Nikola Vlasic 61), Cuco Martina, Idrissa Gueye, Gylfi Sigurdsson (Phil Jagielka 84), Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Mason Holgate, Jonjoe Kenny.
Not used: Joel Robles, Michael Keane, Oumar Niasse, Ademola Lookman.
Yellow: Holgate 48
Goal(s): Rooney 27
Referee: Martin Atkinson - Decent night for the West Yorkshire whistler. Little of controversy... 6
Attendance: 51, 042