Goals from Ayoze Perez and Fabricio Coloccini gave Newcastle their fifth straight win at the Hawthorns yesterday and here’s how we rated the players’ performances:

Tim Krul, 6: Didn’t have much to do but did make a hash of a simple through ball early in the second half.

Daryl Janmaat, 9: Man of the match. Fantastic energy to get forward consistently from right-back and provided two excellent assists for the goals.

Fabricio Coloccini, 7: Marshalled Saido Berahino well and didn’t let the youngster get into the game too much. Took his goal nicely.

Paul Dummett, 8: Excellent performance against a tough striker in Anichebe. Was excellent on the cover and pulled off some fine blocks to keep Krul quiet in goal.

Massadio Haidara, 6: Showed fine pace and athleticism down the left and supported the attack well at times.

Mehdi Abeid, 6: Didn’t have to be as impressive as he was against Liverpool due to West Brom’s weak attacks but still done everything right in midfield and showed good touches.

Moussa Sissoko, 7: His return to his natural position is no coincidence with Newcastle’s improved form. A licence to go forward and compliment the attack causes problems for any opponent.

Jack Colback, 6: Typically aggressive and busy in midfield. The perfect foil for Sissoko.

Remy Cabella, 6: Struggling to make an impact for the whole game. Not enough final product but didn’t make too many mistakes.

Sammy Ameobi, 7: Excellent trickery on the left and was very unfortunate not to break the deadlock with a fine strike ten minutes in. Tires badly in the second half of games though and may be better coming on from the bench.

Ayoze Perez, 8: Brilliant finish for his goal. Battled against two physical centre-backs and caused problems with his pace and movement and deserved his amazing goal.


Mike Williamson: N/A. Not enough time to impact.

Yoan Gouffran: N/A. Not enough time to impact.

Ryan Taylor: N/A. Did prove that he still has his excellent crossing ability with a centre that almost led to Perez’s second goal.