Newcastle United player ratings from the pre-season with Atalanta. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Newcastle United player ratings: ‘Star of the show’ & ‘best performance of pre-season’ vs Atalanta

Newcastle United player ratings from the 1-0 win over Serie A side Atalanta at St James’ Park.

Newcastle United began their pre-season double-header weekend at St James’ Park with a 1-0 victory over Atalanta.

Chris Wood’s penalty on 39 minutes separated the two sides with every player except Jacob Murphy completing 90 minutes.

Murphy departed for Matty Longstaff on 82 minutes, while Chris Wood and Ryan Fraser was brought off injury time for Dylan Stephenson and Matty Bondswell.

Eddie Howe’s side return to action on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 3pm) with La Liga side Athletic Bilbao.

Our writer Jordan Cronin was at St James’ Park, and here’s how he rated each Magpies player:

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