Newcastle v Norwich player ratings: Wijnaldum devastating, Tiote erratic

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Newcastle United returned to form with a sensational performance in beating Norwich City 6-2. Gini Wijnaldum hit four goals, but how did the rest of the team rate?

Rob Elliot: Not at fault for either goal on his first Premier League appearance in 10 months 6/10

Daryl Janmaat: Should have done better in stopping the Martin Olsson’s first-half crosses 6

Chancel Mbemba: Came through a difficult first-half spell 6

Fabricio Coloccini: Led United to a much-needed victory 6

Paul Dummett: Solid and committed performance on his first appearance since May 7

Moussa Sissoko: Unstoppable at times going forward on his 100th start for the club 7

Cheick Tiote: Slightly erratic, and rusty, performance on his first Premier League start since New Year’s Day 6

Jack Colback: Steady performance in the centre of midfield 6

Georginio Wijnaldum: Devastating, and exhilatrating, display of finishing 9

Ayoze Perez: Didn’t stop running, and his persistence paid off for his goal 7

Aleksandar Mitrovic: Scored Newcastle’s fourth goal with an astonishing take down and finish 7


Vurnon Anita (for Tiote, 46): Brought on to bring some composure to the midifeld 6

Massadio Haidara (for Dummett, 65): Brought some much-needed fresh legs to the team 6

Papiss Cisse (for Mitrovic, 88): Very late substitution 6

Subs not used: Freddie Woodman, Jamaal Lascelles, Florian Thauvin, Siem de Jong.

Norwich: John Ruddy 4; Steven Whittaker 5, Russell Martin 4, Sebastien Bassong 5, Martin Olsson 6; Nathan Redmond 6, Graham Dorrans 5, Alex Tettey 5, Robbie Brady 6; Jonny Howson 5; Dieumerci Mbokani 6.

Subs: Wes Hoolahan (for Tettey, 61), Gary O’Neill (for Dorrans, 84), Cameron Jerome (for Olsson, 84).

Subs not used: Rudd, Wisdom, Jarvis, R Bennett.