Miles Starforth's player ratings: Five 7s for Newcastle United players despite Tottenham defeat

A late Son Heung-min winner denied Newcastle a point against Tottenham - but who stood out for Rafa Benitez's side at Wembley?

Saturday, 2nd February 2019, 1:53 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 4:06 pm
Florian Lejeune in action against Tottenham.

Our Newcastle writer Miles Starforth has dished out his player ratings following the 1-0 defeat for the Magpies - scroll down to see who shone and who struggled for the visitors.

Well protected by his team-mates for most of the game, at fault for Son's late winner. 5
Delivered some dangerous balls into the box in the second half. 6

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Very settled in United's back five after recovering from long-term injury. 7
Led the defence well on an afternoon when United didn't see much of the ball. 7
Made a superb goalline clearance to deny Eriksen and defended well all afternoon. 7
Got up and down all game before his late withdrawal, comfortable now as a wing-back in Benitez's system. 7
Competed well alongside Longstaff after being told he couldn't leave the club on deadline day. 6
Calm and composed again in midfield, kept it simple and rarely gave away possession. 7
Had some bright first-half moments, but wasn't able to deliver a telling ball for Rondon. 6
Had a first-half shot blocked, caused Tottenham some problems in and around the box. 6
Struck the post with a second-half header, but was isolated for long periods. 6
(for Atsu, 82)
(for Ritchie, 86)