Newcastle United suffered yet another defeat – and it was in as equally as embarrassing circumstances as many of the ones that preceded it.
No fight, no quality, no passion, no idea. Aston Villa were in cruise control from minute one, but you could say that about any of the sides who have faced United in December and January this season.
Collectively it was far from good enough but what about individual performances? Here’s Miles Starforth’s player ratings from the predictable Premier League loss.
1. Karl Darlow - 6
Exposed for both goals, but didn't have that much else to deal with. Photo: Clive Brunskill
2. Javier Manquillo - 4
Struggled defensively on his first appearance in almost two months, hit and miss with his deliveries when he did get forward. Photo: GARETH COPLEY
3. Isaac Hayden - 5
Fielded in defence, over-worked alongside Manquillo on his return to the starting XI after surprisingly missing out against his former club. Photo: RUI VIEIRA
4. Jamaal Lascelles - 5
Steadier performance, offered much-needed leadership at the break. Photo: MIKE EGERTON