Florian Lejeune made his Newcastle return against Blackburn

Miles Starforth's player ratings: Florian Lejeune shines on his Newcastle return despite disappointing Blackburn draw

Florian Lejeune made his long-awaited return from injury in Newcastle's FA Cup draw with Blackburn - but how did he and the rest of the side perform?

Matt Ritchie's late penalty salvaged a replay for the Magpies on a disappointing evening at St James's Park, but how did Rafa Benitez's players perform? Our Newcastle United writer, Miles Starforth, has dished out his player ratings from the Third Round tie and praised Lejeune and goalscorer Ritchie. Scroll down and click through the pages to see who shone - and struggled - for Newcastle against Blackburn Rovers:

Not at fault for the goal, put in a composed and confidence performance. 6

1. Freddie Woodman - 6

Not at fault for the goal, put in a composed and confidence performance. 6
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Looked short of confidence and gave the ball away far too often. 5

2. Javier Manquillo - 5

Looked short of confidence and gave the ball away far too often. 5
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Handed his first appearance since August and lined up against his former team-mate Armstrong. 6

3. Jamie Sterry - 6

Handed his first appearance since August and lined up against his former team-mate Armstrong. 6
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Strolled through his comeback from long-term injury. 6

4. Florian Lejeune - 6

Strolled through his comeback from long-term injury. 6
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