Miles Starforth's player ratings: Newcastle United star 'wasn't anywhere near his best' in Brighton stalemate

Newcastle United played out a bore 0-0 draw with Brighton and Hove Albion in the penultimate game of their Premier League season.

Monday, 20th July 2020, 8:02 pm
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Neither side could find a breakthrough at the Amex Stadium with Steve Bruce’s men now swiftly turning their attentions to Sunday’s final game of the campaign against champions Liverpool.

Our man Miles Starforth was on the south coast – and has dished out his player ratings. Scroll and click through the pages – do you agree with his marks?

Was there when United needed him before the break, also had to be alert in the second half to deny Webster.

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Steady performance as a right wing-back, pegged back for much of the game.
Again fielded out of position in central defence due to injuries, played on after clashing with Maupay.
Led an unfamiliar three-man defence.
Fielded in central defence alongside Fernandez and Krafth, put in some robust challenges.
In a combative mood and got a first-half booking, a mistake also gifted Brighton a first-half chance.
Played a superb first-half cross-field ball, buy wasn't able to find too many openings for United.
Sat deep before the break as Brighton pushed for a goal, wasn't able to get on the ball.
Didn't threaten too much, but chased every lost cause.
Showed a few glimpses of his talent, but didn’t get into his stride and wasn't anywhere near his devastating best.
Played well outside the box, but off target with a first-half header and should have done better with a second-half chance.
Didn't have an impact.
Put a late header wide.