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

Newcastle United player ratings from the Brighton and Hove Albion clash. Newcastle United player ratings from the Brighton and Hove Albion clash.
Newcastle United player ratings from the Brighton and Hove Albion clash. | AFP via Getty Images
Newcastle United player ratings from the 0-0 draw at Brighton and Hove Albion.

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.

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

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Kieran Trippier - 7

Newcastle United right-back Kieran Trippier. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Newcastle United right-back Kieran Trippier. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Newcastle United right-back Kieran Trippier. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) | 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)Newcastle United defender Fabian Schar. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Newcastle United defender Fabian Schar. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) | 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)Newcastle United defender Sven Botman. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Newcastle United defender Sven Botman. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) | 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)Newcastle United defender Dan Burn.  (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
Newcastle United defender Dan Burn. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images) | 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.

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Bruno Guimaraes - 6

Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images) | 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)Newcastle United midfielder Joelinton. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
Newcastle United midfielder Joelinton. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images) | 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)Newcastle United midfielder Joe Willock. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
Newcastle United midfielder Joe Willock. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images) | 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)Newcastle United winger Miguel Almiron. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
Newcastle United winger Miguel Almiron. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images) | Getty Images

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

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Callum Wilson - 6

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

Helped his side see out a draw.

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

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

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

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