Newcastle United player ratings from the 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Newcastle United player ratings from the 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Newcastle United player ratings from the 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Newcastle United player ratings: ‘Off day’ for Magpies star but midfielder ‘shines’ vs Crystal Palace

Newcastle United player ratings from the stalemate with Crystal Palace at St James’ Park.

Newcastle United were left frustrated by Crystal Palace as the two sides played out a 0-0 draw at St James’ Park.

Eddie Howe rotated his centre-back pairing for the visit of Palace with Fabian Schar and Sven Botman replacing Jamaal Lascelles and Dan Burn.

The Magpies had 14 shots at goal in the first half but couldn’t find a breakthrough after some good saves from Vicente Guaita and last-ditch Palace defending.

United thought they had made their dominance count shortly after half-time following an own goal from Tyrick Mitchell.

However, referee Michael Salisbury, after checking at the VAR monitor, controversially disallowed the goal after Joe Willock collided with Guaita.

Here, our writer Jordan Cronin dishes out his player marks from the stalemate against Palace:

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