Tim Krul              

7-Stood no chance for both Liverpool goals and made some crucial stops to earn his side a point.

 

Mathieu Debuchy

7-Much improved performance from the French international. Worked hard, covered well and got forward whenever possible.

 

Mike Williamson

7-Another solid display from the once forgotten man. Headed every ball and made some important tackles when needed.     

 

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa

4-Another day to forget against a team from Merseyside, gave away a penalty and was rightly sent off for a professional foul on Luis Suarez. Liverpool equalised with the subsequent penalty.

 

Davide Santon  

5-Didn’t offer much going forward and found it hard to thwart the threat of his opposite number Glen Johnson.

 

Cheick Tiote (captain)  

8-A true leader’s performance, wore the armband and bossed the midfield with Yohan Cabaye. Looked like the Tiote of old and broke up play with some key challenges.

 

Yohan Cabaye (off 78)

8-Proved his worth and his class shone through all afternoon, kept the midfield ticking and put Newcastle one up with a terrific strike from range.

 

Moussa Sissoko (off 45)

5-Forced Simon Mignolet to make a smart stop with a powerful strike but his afternoon was cut short as he made way for Paul Dummett after Mbiwa’s dismissal.

 

Yoan Gouffran

6-Lacked cutting edge in the final third but his engine and work ethic can’t be faulted. Tracked back throughout the whole game and helped Debuchy at every opportunity.

 

Loic Remy

6-Started wide left and was quieter than usual but always looked a threat on the counter.

 

Hatem Ben Arfa (off 78)

5-Failed to make an impact from a central attacking role and was isolated for much of the game.

 

Substitutes

 

Paul Dummett (on 45)

7-A dream day for the Geordie lad. Capped his second league appearance with his first goal for the club at the Gallowgate end and steadied the ship in Mbiwa’s absence.

 

Vurnon Anita (on 78)

6-Came on late in the game to close the game out alongside Tiote and looked assured in possession.

 

Sammy Ameobi (on 78)

6-Provided Newcastle with an option on the left and wasn’t afraid to have a go at the Liverpool defence. Relieved pressure with his direct running and energy.

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  1. Doctapaul

    Sorry, don't agree. Tiote was caught out of position a few times and was partly culpable for Liverpool's first goal.
    I dont think he's playing to the standard he used to.

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