RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - DECEMBER 05: Jonjo Shelvey celebrates after winning a warm up game during the Newcastle United Training Session at the Al Hilal FC Training Centre on December 05, 2022 in Riyadh. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

Newcastle United player ratings v Al Hilal: Two 9s and several 8s as ‘strong’ substitutes shine - gallery

Newcastle United thrashed Al Hilal 5-0 in Riyadh on Thursday evening to claim the Diriyah Season Cup - but how did the players fare?

A first half brace from Joelinton has put Newcastle in a commanding position at the break. The Brazilian’s first goal was a header set up by Jacob Murphy before he doubled United’s advantage just before half-time.

Al Hilal had several chances themselves in the opening 45 minutes but were denied by several good saves from debutant goalkeeper Loris Karius.

Substitute Miguel Almiron then netted a brace to continue his fine run of form before young forward Dylan Stephenson made it 5-0

Here are our Newcastle United player ratings from the match...

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