Newcastle United He secured Champions League football for next season after scoring a point in a goalless draw with him. city of Leicester. The hosts held the ball but failed to break through Leicester’s low block.
callum wilson when the game has its best chance Dan Burn He made a sign of the cross at it and turned it into a pillar. The backlash came back, but Wilson’s next effort was wiped from the line, but Wilfred Ndidi.
miguel almiron And Alexander Isak he also squandered good luck on a night when Leicester posed no threat to the castle. Still, the Foxes could have won in death, but Timothy Castagne’s effort was made clear by Nick Pope. This is a point that could be vital for Leicester’s chances to avoid relegation this season.
How Newcastle rated players secured Champions League football:
Nick Pope, 7
He probably won’t get a clean slate in his career any easier, but he showed up in overtime to dismiss Timothy Castagne as a grab-winner.
Kieran Trippier, 5
Probably Newcastle’s best creator, whipping right wing mids. Some were better than others, with set ball deliveries posing more of a threat than open play.
Fabian Schar, 5
He excited the crowd with a volley from the range but smoked high and wide. It was a quiet night for him defensively.
Sven Botman, 6
He played most of the match usually midline to re-start Newcastle’s attacks on goal, but was solid in stopping any rounds of counterattacks.
Dan Burn, 6
He helped Isak sprint down the flank with some overlapping runs and set Newcastle’s best chance only for Wilson to hit the board.
Bruno Guimaraes, 5
He made chips, tricks and chain passes to try to beat Leicester. He was shown a yellow card for a high challenge at Soumaré and was lucky not to see the red.
Sean Longstaff, 7
I was impressed with his return from injury to show why he is an important part of Newcastle’s midfield. He provided an alternative option to the striker line by making runs into the penalty area to spread Leicester’s defence, and returned to interrupt Jamie Vardy’s counter-attack streak.
Elliot Anderson, 6
The injured Joelinton’s late replacement performed admirably in midfield, linking Isak to good effect on the left.
Miguel Almiron, 6
Characteristically hard-working and eager to run, Thomas has been in trouble all night, punching the post at close range.
Alexander Isak, 7
He is fully established as Newcastle’s go-to on the left flank. Watching his footwork was great and a nightmare for the defenders, he lacked a clinical touch in front of goal.
Callum Wilson, 6
Dan Burn should have scored after giving him a cross, hitting the post and removing an effort from the line.
Allan Saint-Maximin, 6
Jacob Murphy, none
Anthony Gordon, none
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Daniel Iverson, 7
A mistake in the first half nearly drained his team’s hard work, but he helped to get away from the post twice and one goal line from Wilfred Ndidi. He made some great saves in the second half, overtaking Isak’s shot and blocking Longstaff at close range.
Timothy Castagne, 6
He was forced to work hard against Isak’s speed and deceit, and with the help of a defensive Ndidi he was able to deftly keep him at bay. He might have won when he died, but his effort emanated directly from Nick Pope.
Harry Souttar, 7
He looked tense at first but grew into the game and showed a strong presence in the box, especially against crosses from wide fields.
Johnny Evans, 6
His experience has been crucial in the hearts of Leicester’s fullback and has brought confidence and control to a defence that has been lacking lately. He was missed when he was gone.
Wout Faes, 6
He’s willing to throw himself into the fray, but calm enough to time his challenges well and save the ball for the Foxes. Worked well with Evans and Thomas.
Luke Thomas, 5
He lost his battle with Miguel Almiron and the Newcastle winger was lucky to leave his shooting boots at home. He improved as the match progressed but did not pose a threat on offense.
Boubakary Soumaré, 5
He’s been asked to do a job defensively, but on the rare occasions when Leicester gets a chance to counter, he’s been useful on the pass.
Youri Tielemans, 5
He was not given an opportunity to showcase his offensive skills, but gave Leicester a target to pick up the ball when they needed to clear their lines.
Wilfred Ndidi, 7
He cleared a header from Callum Wilson late in the first half to keep Leicester in the competition. He did a good job handling Guimaraes and Longstaff.
Kelechi Iheanacho, 3
He hung out for James Maddison, who had Leicester’s xG of 0 at halftime. There is no threat in a system built for counterattack.
Jamie Vardy, 4
He was asked to do an ungrateful job from above as the rest of the team fell deep to defend. He didn’t have a chance to score, but he made some interceptions from the set pieces in the defense.
James Madison, 6
Patson Daka, 6
Harvey Barnes, 6
Nampalys Mendy, none