Miles Starforth's Newcastle United player ratings: 'Superb' Matt Ritchie key in dramatic Bournemouth draw

Newcastle United once again left it late to claim a result at Bournemouth - but how did their players fare?

Saturday, 16th March 2019, 16:25 pm
Updated Saturday, 16th March 2019, 16:28 pm
Matt Ritchie shone for Newcastle at Bournemouth

Just a week after their heroics against Everton, Rafa Benitez' side once again did it the hard way at the Vitality Stadium - Matt Ritchie netting a late leveller after Josh King's brace had overturned Salomon Rondon's opener. But how our Newcastle United writer Miles Starforth rate the indiviudal performances of the Magpies? Scroll down and click through the pages to see who shone - and struggled - for Newcastle at Bournemouth:

Went the wrong way for the penalty, needed treatment in the second half. 6
Got up and down and tried to support Perez in front of him. 6
Defended solidly in a re-jigged back five following the loss of Lascelles and Schar. 7

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Handed his first league start since late December, gave away a penalty for a foul on Ake. 6
Given the captain's armband by Benitez on his return to the starting XI and made a superb clearance on the line. 7
Stunned his former club with a superb first-time volley in added time, typified United's never-say-die attitude. 8
Was fortunate to stay out of the referee's notebook in the first half, eventually booked after the break. 7
Recalled to the starting XI and now just three starts away from a one-year contract extension. 6
Had one first-half shot stopped by Boruc, wasn't able to link as well with Rondon and Almiron. 6
Won the free-kick for Rondon's goal with a superb run late in the first half, but otherwise had a quiet game. 6
Opened the scoring with a well-taken free-kick which left Boruc with no chance. 7
(for Perez, 72) Helped United push for an equaliser. 6
(for Almiron, 82) - N/A
(for Diame, 83) - N/A