Miles Starforth’s player ratings: Substitutes Perez and Schar ‘superb’ as Newcastle finally seal first win

Ayoze Perez made the difference for Newcastle United
Ayoze Perez made the difference for Newcastle United

Newcastle United have picked up a long-awaited first win of the season - but who were the star performers in the Watford win?

Substitute Ayoze Perez headed home the decisive goal in the second half as Rafa Benitez’s men pick up their first three points of the campaign.

But who stood out for the Magpies at St James’s Park?

Our man Miles Starforth has dished out his player ratings - and there’s special praise for two of Rafa Benitez’s substitutes.

Click the link above and flick through our gallery to see who shone - and struggled - for the Magpies against Watford.