NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 15: Callum Wilson of Newcastle United looks dejected as he is substituted during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and West Ham United at St. James Park on August 15, 2021 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

'Worryingly exposed' - Newcastle United player ratings from opening Premier League defeat to West Ham

Newcastle United suffered a second-half collapse in their Premier League opener against West Ham United.

Sunday, 15th August 2021, 4:51 pm

Steve Bruce's side deservedly led 2-1 at half-time after goals from Callum Wilson and Jacob Murphy.

However, the Magpies fell apart after the break. Said Benrahma equalised, Tomas Soucek’s followed up Michail Antonio’s saved penalty before the latter added a fourth.

Our writer Jordan Cronin was at St James’s Park – and here’s how he rated each Newcastle player:

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