Miles Starforth's player ratings: Miguel Almiron's stunning debut rated as Newcastle seal massive victory

Newcastle United took a big step towards survival with a 2-0 win over Huddersfield - but how did their players perform?

Saturday, 23rd February 2019, 4:11 pm
Updated Saturday, 23rd February 2019, 4:17 pm
How did Miguel Almiron perform on his Newcastle debut?

Miguel Almiron made his full debut, but it was goals from Salomon Rondon and Ayoze Perez that handed the home side the three points. But who impressed for the Magpies? Scroll down and click through the pages to see how Miles Starforth rated Newcastle United's stars:

Had a steady game in goal after his recent high-profile errors, backed by the crowd. 6
Got forward well and was involved in both United's goals. 7

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Largely untroubled by Huddersfield's attack. 6
Looked comfortable, and even got forward in the second half. 6
Commanding, no-nonsense defending, but should have done better with the ball. 6
Industrious as ever at wing-back, pushed up most of the game. 6
Deservedly kept his place and hardly put a foot wrong, again. 8
Neatly took his goal early in the second half and involved throughout the game. 7
Put in a superb performance alongside Longstaff, impressive with and without the ball. 7
ery impressive debut, struck post with audacious chip and lifted his team and St James's Park. 8
Should have scored before the break, but made amends in the second half with his seventh league goal of the season. 7
(for Ritchie, 68) Forced a fine save with a superb volley. 7
(for Almiron, 81) - N/A
(for Rondon, 84) - N/A