After Newcastle scraped past Crystal Palace in extra time last night, here’s what we made of the players’ performances in the 3-2 win.

Rob Elliot, 7: Made a stunning save from Gayle in extra time with the score at 2-3, as well as a fine tip over from Bannan’s first-half free kick. Got close to the penalty and was unlucky with Kaikai’s goal.

Daryl Janmaat, 6: Supported the attack well in the first half and was a good outlet. Unlucky to concede the penalty. Taken off with a knock at half-time.

Steven Taylor, 6: Done OK at centre-back but for one miscommunication with Janmaat which was more the Dutchman’s fault than his.

Fabricio Coloccini, 7: Assured at the back and many awarded him with man of the match.

Paul Dummett, 8: Solid at left-back in the first half and seems to be getting better going forward. Was arguably better at right-back and took advantage of an opponent that was unwilling to defend to score his goal.

Jack Colback, 6: Tidy in midfield and rarely gave the ball away.

Mehdi Abeid, 7: Took his chance again before being harshly sent off. Looks good enough to make an impact when needed this season.

Gabriel Obertan, 7: Very promising on the right wing. Constantly a threat for Palace’s defence and continued his pre-season form. Crossing was decent too.

Sammy Ameobi, 6: Provided a threat down the left and done very well to win the penalty, courtesy of a horribly-timed tackle.

Adam Armstrong, 8: Excellent performance from the 17-year-old. Had an effect on the game and provided two assists, the second a stunning cross for Dummett. Also went close with a couple of long range shots. Definitely took his chance.

Emmanuel Riviere, 8: Finally broke his duck with a lovely curling finish after a couple of wasted chances. Goal will do him the world of good and the penalty was calmly tucked away as well.


Moussa Sissoko, 6:Provided a threat from midfield when he came on and went close with a shot in extra time.

Massadio Haidara, 7: Fantastic energy from left back and comfortably beat men going forward.

Ayoze Perez, 6: Not much time to make an impact.