Newcastle United player ratings: Magpies ‘man of the match’ as star man ‘not at his best’ vs Brighton

Newcastle United player ratings from the 0-0 draw at Brighton and Hove Albion.

<p>Newcastle United player ratings from the Brighton and Hove Albion clash. </p>

Newcastle United player ratings from the Brighton and Hove Albion clash.

Newcastle United settled for a point against Brighton and Hove Albion in their second game of the new Premier League season.

It was a draw the Magpies will happily take back to Tyneside after hanging on towards the end of the second-half.

That said, there was a moment of slight controversy as referee Graham Scott disallowed a Callum Wilson opener for a high foot on 14 minutes.

But Brighton saw chance after chance go begging after the break, with Nick Pope, and some body-on-the-line defending by United keeping the Seagulls at bay.

Here, our writer Jordan Cronin dishes out his player ratings from the Amex Stadium:

Nick Pope - 9

Newcastle United goalkeeper Nick Pope. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

A man of the match performance by Pope. Pulled off three outstanding saves to deny Leandro Trossard, Adam Lallana and Solly March. Also claimed numerous crosses.

Kieran Trippier - 7

Newcastle United right-back Kieran Trippier. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Made a goal-saving clearance off the line to prevent March’s first-half effort from creeping in. Experienced defending throughout.

Fabian Schar - 8

Newcastle United defender Fabian Schar. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Picked up where he left off against Forest - just without the goal, although his goal-line clearance inside the remaining 10 minutes was as good as one.

Sven Botman - 7

Newcastle United defender Sven Botman. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

An exceptional first outing for Botman. His quality was summed up in one move when he won the ball high and pinged a ball forward into the feet of Wilson.

Dan Burn - 8

Newcastle United defender Dan Burn. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Was asked to do a job at left-back in Targett’s absence and performed superbly. Produced a quality block on Danny Welbeck, though maybe should have found the net with a free header.

Bruno Guimaraes - 6

Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Not up to his usual high standard by any stretch. Loss possession on two standout occasions. Thankfully, for Bruno, United were able to clear their lines.

Joelinton - 6

Newcastle United midfielder Joelinton. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Showed real aggression but it was another off-day for another Brazilian.

Joe Willock - 6

Newcastle United midfielder Joe Willock. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Played in a more advanced role out of the midfield three but rarely impacted the game.

Miguel Almiron - 7

Newcastle United winger Miguel Almiron. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

As ever, Almiron got into some promising positions attacking-wise but lacked the cutting edge. Tracked back brilliantly to help out Trippier.

Callum Wilson - 6

Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Another quiet outing for Wilson, who had an opening goal disallowed for a high foot.

Allan Saint-Maximin - 6

Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Looked dangerous in spells but conceded possession countless times. Having done so well to get in that position, very few of his cutbacks found a teammate.

Sean Longstaff (on for Willock, 74) - 6

TBC

Helped his side see out a draw.

Jacob Murphy (on for Saint-Maximin, 74) - 5

TBC

Had a few bursts forward but didn’t have much time to impact the game.

Chris Wood (on for Wilson, 87) - N/A