Newcastle United drew a third consecutive Premier League home match as Karl Darlow’s own goal handed Burnley a late equaliser on Wednesday.
After frustrating stalemates against Brighton and Hove Albion and Swansea City, the Magpies looked set for a much-needed win through Jamaal Lascelles’ header until Darlow inadvertently levelled the game at 1-1.
Kenedy was Newcastle’s standout performer as he made his bow, and here is how we rated the Brazilian and his new team-mates…
Karl Darlow – 5
The goalkeeper turned in another solid showing before his luckless late own goal.
DeAndre Yedlin – 5
Having showed his attacking quality in the first half, the American struggled to contain substitute Aaron Lennon at the other end.
Jamaal Lascelles – 6
While the Burnley front line caused the home defence problems, Newcastle’s captain brilliantly netted what looked destined to be the winner.
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Ciaran Clark – 5
Clark threatened from set-pieces in the first half, but he crucially lost his man on a Burnley dead ball ahead of the equaliser.
Paul Dummett – 7
The left back’s upturn in form continues, making crucial contributions at either end of the pitch.
Christian Atsu – 4
A hugely wasteful performance saw Atsu pass up a golden first-half chance when Kenedy’s shot cannoned back out off the upright.
Mohamed Diame – 8
Deservedly starting again in the league, another all-action performance showed why the former Hull City man is becoming Newcastle’s most important midfielder.
Mikel Merino – 6
Having struggled with a back injury previously, the Spaniard – linked with a deadline day move to Athletic Bilbao – returned to form and fitness here.
Kenedy – 8
Rafa Benitez could ask for little more from a loan debutant, who hit the post, won a penalty and assisted Lascelles’ goal.
Ayoze Perez – 5
Perez was largely anonymous, although he created problems on occasion when drifting out to the flanks.
Joselu – 3
Although the Spaniard always works hard, a Premier League striker should be able to muster a better penalty and at least hit the target when granted an opportunity to clinch the points.
Jacob Murphy (sub for Atsu) – 7
Murphy changed the game when he came on, driving at the Burnley back line. He surely deserves a start next time out.
Matt Ritchie (sub for Kenedy) – 6
The winger made a positive impact from the bench and his searching low centre almost immediately led to a second goal.
Dwight Gayle (sub for Perez) – 5
Last season’s top scorer had little time to affect the game after the equaliser.