Newcastle United player ratings gallery: ‘Surprise’ 9/10 as 5/10 ‘struggles’ in Al-Hilal win
Newcastle United player ratings from the 5-0 win over Al-Hilal.
Newcastle United recorded a 5-0 win over Saudi Pro League champions Al-Hilal - with Joelinton and Miguel Almiron both netting braces.
Joelinton opened the scoring and added a second before withdrawing on the hour-mark. Almiron, on at half-time, continued his fine form to make it 4-0.
Magpies under-23s striker Dylan Stephenson addded a fifth in the costing stages to wrap up a comprehensive victory.
Our writer Jordan Cronin is in Riyadh - and here’s his Newcastle United player ratings from the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium: