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8s for Krafth and Targett: Newcastle player ratings vs Crystal Palace

Newcastle United made it six home wins in a row by beating Crystal Palace 1-0 on Wednesday night.

Miguel Almiron scored the only goal of the game, moving the Magpies up to 11th in the Premier League.

It was another great night for Eddie Howe’s side, who played brilliantly against the FA Cup semi-finalists – particularly in the first half.

But who was Newcastle’s man of the match? Here are our player ratings.

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Martin Dubravka 7/10

Another quiet night for Martin Dubravka, who is getting so much more protection nowadays. Made one save in the fisrst half to deny Odsonne Edouard.

Emil Krafth 8/10

Yet again it was an exceptional performance from Emil Krafth. Hopefully he let Wilfried Zaha out of his back pocket before the Crystal Palace bus headed back down south.

Fabian Schar 7/10

One blip in the first half that nearly cost Newcastle, but other than that it was another assured showing from the Magpies’ number five.

Dan Burn 7/10

Brilliant once again at the heart of defence. Headed everything that came his way.

Matt Targett 8/10

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Newcastle’s other fullback was also excellent. Targett barely put a foot wrong, and even found time for some showboating in the first half. Sign him up.

Miguel Almiron 8/10

What a goal. Miguel Almiron’s goal drought is over and it was an absolute cracker. He’s finally back to his best.

Bruno Guimaraes 9/10

Bruno Guimaraes is frighteningly good. The best player on the pitch yet again. The pass for Almiron’s goal was exceptional.

Jonjo Shelvey 7/10

A tidy performance in the middle of the park for the captain.

Joelinton 7/10

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The Brazilian was excellent in midfield, and really imposed himself on the opposition. A return to form from Joelinton.

Allan Saint-Maximin 7/10

It wasn’t a perfect night for Allan Saint-Maximin, but it was certainly an improved performance. As the game went on he passed it more, and used his insane dribbling ability to get Newcastle up the pitch.

Chris Wood 7/10

A slow start but grew into the game. He worked tirelessly up top and can be happy with himself despite another goalless 90 minutes.


Joe Willock 6/10, Jacob Murphy 6/10, Sean Longstaff N/A

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