Miles Starforth's player ratings: Salomon Rondon 'a handful all night' as five Newcastle players get 8s in Manchester City win

Newcastle United stunned Premier League champions Manchester City at St James's Park - but who stood out against Pep Guardiola's side?

By Joe Nicholson
Wednesday, 30 January, 2019, 07:15
Salomon Rondon celebrates his goal against Manchester City.

Our Newcastle reporter Miles Starforth has dished out his player ratings following the 2-1 win - scorll down and flick through our gallery to see how each player performed.

Taken out by Silva for City's goal, denied him in the second half. 8
Had scored at the Etihad Stadium, but was pegged back for much of the game. 7
Had some awkward moments, but denied Silva late in the first half and was superb after the break. 7
Got in some important blocks and challenges when United had their backs to the wall. 8
Came through his biggest challenge yet since returning to fitness. 7
Kept his nerve to score the decisive penalty, delivered the cross which led to Rondon's goal and also kept De Bruyne quiet. 8

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Had to be at his combative best against the visitors' world-class midfield. 7
Wasn't overawed by the opposition and won the penalty which saw United take all three points. 8
A threat in both halves, linked well with Rondon - 7
Should have done better with the first-half chance he put wide of Ederson's goal, but was very important after the break. 7
A handful for City all night, led the line well and reacted first to equalise. 8
(for Atsu, 86)
(for Perez, 90)