Miles Starforth's Newcastle United player ratings: 'Superb' ace hailed as TWO players earn 8s after stunning Leicester triumph

Newcastle United sealed a vital three points at Leicester City on Friday evening - but how did their players perform?

Saturday, 13th April 2019, 11:14 am
Updated Saturday, 13th April 2019, 11:19 am
How Newcastle United's player rated in the vital win over Leicester City

A first-half header from Ayoze Perez proved enough for the Magpies, who took a big step towards survival with a stunning victory. But how did their players perform at the King Power Stadium? Scroll down and click through our pages to see how our man Miles Starforth rated the performances of Newcastle United's players:

Made a couple of important saves, well-protected by the back five in front of him. 7
Recalled in place of Yedlin, settled into the game after a difficult first half. 6
Created one chance for Almiron with a run from his own half. 7

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Led United to a hugely-important win, held the defence together through a few periods of intense pressure. 7
Recalled in place of the injured Lejeune and was calm and composed throughout under pressure. 7
Delivered a brilliant cross for Perez's goal, typically tenacious without the ball. 8
Took his goal tally in all competitions to eight with a superb header past Schmeichel. 8
Put in a strong performance in the middle alongside Ki, good with and without the ball. 7
Was on the end of a very late challenge from Tielemans, able to carry on. 6
Worked tirelessly off the ball, tackled and had United's travelling fans chanting his name all match. 7
Stuck the crossbar with a superb 25-yard free-kick and led the line well. 7
(for Almiron, 78) - N/A
(for Ki, 82) - N/A