Miles Starforth's Newcastle United ratings: Sean Longstaff produces 'flawless' display in brilliant win against Burnley

Fabian Schar and Sean Longstaff caught the eye in Newcastle United's 2-0 win over Burnley in the Premier League.

By Richard Mennear
Wednesday, 27 February, 2019, 07:57
Newcastle United beat Burnley 2-0 last night.

Miles Starforth dishes out his player ratings below.

Made a good first-half save to deny Barnes, and was there when United needed him 7
Put in a steady performance after being handed a surprise start 7
Netted what will most likely be the best goal scored at St James's Park this season 8
Put in another unfussy performance, led the defence, and team, well 7
So comfortable in United's defence, makes it look easy 7
Opened his Premier League account with a neat finish and put in another flawless performance in midfield 8
Again an ideal foil for Longstaff in midfield, attacked and defended well 7

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Used his pace to put Burnley on the back foot early in the game 7
Time and again he delivered dangerous balls from the right 7
Put in a hard-working performance alongside Rondon and Almiron, forging a good understanding with them 7
Didn't get too many chances, but selflessly led the line and brought others into play 7
(for Almiron, 80)
(for Perez, 87)
(for Longstaff, 83)