Moussa Sissoko’s second half strike ensured Newcastle won their sixth straight match in all competitions at the expense of QPR yesterday but how did you rate individual performances from the Magpies?

Here’s our ratings from the 1-0 win:

Tim Krul, 5: Didn’t have a save to make all game but did have a couple of dodgy kicks that may have caused problems against better opposition.

Daryl Janmaat, 6: Always willing to support attacks and even had a volley at goal.

Mike Williamson, 6: Handled Bobby Zamora quite comfortably on his first start after injury.

Paul Dummett, 7: Impressive again at centre-back. One slip almost let Charlie Austin in but otherwise marked him out of the game.

Massadio Haidara, 7: Certainly the best attacking left-back at the club. Good feet and willing to overlap the midfield and get involved in the final third.

Ryan Taylor, 9: Man of the match by a mile until his injury. Sprayed the ball around from midfield and almost opened the scoring on two occasions.

Jack Colback, 7: Energetic and tidy on the ball. Didn’t allow QPR’s more creative players to get involved in the match too much.

Moussa Sissoko, 8: Pretty quiet for most of the afternoon until Taylor’s injury. Then he became the main man, powering forward and getting the winner with a great touch and shot.

Remy Cabella, 6: Lacking confidence. Doing everything well and slowly improving but needs a goal or big performance to discover top form.

Sammy Ameobi, 6: Quieter than he has been recently but almost created a chance for Gouffran in the second half.

Ayoze Perez, 7: Didn’t score but done everything else. Put himself about well and beat defenders on counter attacks numerous times.


Yoan Gouffran, 5: Didn’t really get involved and it was hard to figure out exactly where he was playing.

Papiss Cisse, 6: Should have made it 2-0 with his late chance but scuffed the shot.

Adam Armstrong, N/A: Not enough time to make an impact.