Erik Pieters’ goal downed Newcastle to their fourth straight defeat yesterday, here’s how we rated the Magpies’ performances. Tim Krul, 5 – Unfortunate as the wind assisted Pieters’ goal. Steven Taylor, 5 – Three at the back system didn’t suit him. Taken off with a muscle strain. Mike Williamson, 5 – Struggled to keep Peter Crouch under control all afternoon. Fabricio Coloccini, 5 – Perhaps should have been the one organising the makeshift defence system better. Vurnon Anita, 3 – Given no chance by his manager at right wing-back. Never played there in his life and was taken apart by Pieters and Arnautovic. Paul Dummett, 4 – Totally ineffective as Pardew’s system failed miserably. Cheick Tiote, 6 – Battled away well and was up for it. Unfortunately seemed to be the only one. Dan Gosling, 5 – Looked encouraging but inexplicably missed a sitter in the first half. as Pardew’s system failed miserably. Yoan Gouffran, 2 – The biggest failure in Pardew’s line-up. Like Anita, had no chance in the position he was played. Papiss Cisse, 5 – Quiet. No chances for him because there was no creativity. Shola Ameobi, 6 – Done OK with the route one approach but didn’t look like scoring.