Newcastle United were 3-0 winners in a feisty pre-season clash against third-tier German side 1860 Munich on Friday afternoon – and here are our player ratings from the game in Austria.
Goals from Joe Willock, Bruno Guimaraes and Sean Longstaff secured the victory. But it does not tell the whole story – after a poor display in the first half. Here are our Newcastle player ratings against 1860 Munich:
Nick Pope – 7 (61, replaced by Dubravka)
Solid start for Pope. Confident from crosses, and made a good save to tip a free-kick round the post on 22 minutes. Kept a clean sheet and will be happy with his performance.
Emil Krafth – 7 (61, replaced by Trippier)
Likely to be back-up to Kieran Trippier this season, but the Swede was very good. Strong in possession, and made a few things happen when going forward. Showed a good turn of pace at times, too.
Jamaal Lascelles – 4 (45, replaced by Botman)
Very limited. In possession, only ever looked to pass the ball to either Dan Burn or Emil Krafth. Was yellow-carded for a clumsy foul on the edge of the penalty area. One attempted long ball, straight out of play.
Dan Burn – 7 (61, replaced by Schar)
Much the better centre-back compared to Lascelles. Comfortable in the air, his passing much better – particularly one out to Allan Saint-Maximin that caught the Frenchman on his heels. Solid performance from Burn.
Matt Targett – 6 (61, replaced by Dummett)
Solid, but without doing anything spectacular. Neat pass to Saint-Maximin in the first half over the top after a give and go. The kind of player that will rarely have a bad game, but also rarely give you a 9 or a 10.
Jonjo Shelvey – 7 (61, replaced by Bruno)
His usual self, picking up the ball deep and trying to start attacks. Rustiness showed on occasion, but improved in the second half. His forward run and then cut-back did create the opener, finding Willock to score.
Joe Willock – 7 (61, replaced by Longstaff)
Struggled to get involved during the first half, and when he did, he was often dispossessed or his passing was misplaced. But in the second half, he was much better and got the opener for Newcastle with a neat finish.
Jacob Murphy – 6 (61, replaced by Almiron)
Couple of decent crosses into the box but offered little. Aggressive towards the end of the first half that saw him frustrated with the attention of some 1860 defenders.
Elliot Anderson – 8 (61, replaced by Joelinton)
Couple of lovely first-half runs, his movement opening up Newcastle’s best first-half opportunity. Done himself no favours as he aims to break into Eddie Howe’s side. Should have got an assist, but Callum Wilson missed.
Allan Saint-Maximin – 8 (61, replaced by Fraser)
Other than Anderson, only player to really look as if he was going to make something happen. Got in behind a couple of times and took a nasty knock in the first half. Some lovely runs into the middle. Newcastle’s best.
Callum Wilson – 4 (61, replaced by Wood)
Isolated, but hardly his fault as Newcastle looked unable to break down 1860. Couple of nice runs down the flanks but that was as good as it got for the England striker. Missed a sitter after good work from Anderson.
Other notable performances:
Sven Botman – 7 (45)
Looks in excellent shape. The defender came on for Lascelles for Botman at half-time and the Dutch defender looked assured and composed. If anything, the difference between Lascelles and Botman was clear.
Bruno Guimaraes – 7 (29)
Energetic. While he only got 30 minutes given his involvements with Brazil, perhaps, Bruno looked lively. A lovely one-two with Chris Wood saw the Brazilian make it three inside the last 15 minutes.
Sean Longstaff – 8 (29)
Coming on in midfield, Longstaff took little time to get going – picking up a neat position in the box before blasting a gorgeous strike into the top corner. Could be a big season for the Toon academy product.