Crystal Palace Player Ratings vs Newcastle: Here’s how the Eagles fared
Crystal Palace were only able to pick up a 0-0 draw against Newcastle United. The Eagles scuppered a number of chances in the final third but showed defensive resilience as they maintained another clean sheet under Roy Hodgson.
Mamadou Sakho missed a glorious chance as Palace consistently lacked the cutting edge in the final third. Newcastle United are not in the best of forms either and were unable to trouble the Eagles’ backline.
Crystal Palace Player Ratings
Wayne Hennessey (7/10)
Hennessey made a couple of vital saves to keep Newcastle at bay but both teams lacked intensity in the final third.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (8/10)
Another solid performance from the Palace youngster as he continues to impress under Hodgson this season.
James Tomkins (8/10)
There’s no doubt that Palace concede a lot less when Tomkins is on the field. He did pick up a yellow but ensured the Eagles kept their clean sheet on the night.
Mamadou Sakho (7/10)
Sakho was defensively impressive but was weak when it came to attacking corners.
Van Aanholt (7/10)
The Dutchman was defensively impressive but failed to provide anything going forward. His crossing seemed a little off-radar.
Cheikhou Kouyate (7/10)
Kouyate’s relentless running and work rate were impressive on the day. He is starting to become an integral member of this squad.
Luka Milivojevic (6/10)
The Serbian was fruitful with his distribution in the middle of the park but his set-pieces and deliveries seemed to be off the mark.
James McArthur (5/10)
McArthur was largely ineffective against the Magpies. He was often shaky and sloppy on the ball.
Andros Townsend (6/10)
Townsend’s crossing on the night was off-radar and the winger failed to threaten the Magpies down the right flank.
Wilfried Zaha (7/10)
Zaha twisted and turned but was unable to find the back of the net. Palace find it hard to score goals without the Ivorian getting in on the act.
Jordan Ayew (7/10)
Ayew showed intensity and urgency in the final third, but he too was ineffective going forward.
Max Meyer (6/10)
Meyer is still finding his feet in the Premier League and was hence unable to produce anything going forward.
Alexander Sorloth (5/10)
Sorloth was good in the air but didn’t have enough time to come up with a winning goal.