Newcastle United 1-1 Watford player ratings: Chris Wood struggles on debut as Magpies drop points late on

Newcastle United drew 1-1 with Watford at St James’s Park on Saturday afternoon – but how did the players fare?

After a goalless first half which saw Newcastle hit the woodwork and come close without registering a shot on target, they quickly found the breakthrough in the second half with Allan Saint-Maximin scoring for the second consecutive league match.

But Watford started to push for an equaliser with Moussa Sissoko blazing a shot just wide of the left post.

The equaliser finally game with three minutes of normal time remaining as Joao Pedro headed in an equaliser to condemn The Magpies to more points dropped from a winning position.

The draw leaves Newcastle two points from safety and 19th in the Premier League table with 18 games remaining.

Chris Wood and Kieran Trippier made their league debuts while Paul Dummett featured for the first time since May.

Here are Dominic Scurr’s player ratings from the match…

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