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Newcastle United fans give Kieran Trippier seal of approval while Fabian Schar wins praise


Newcastle United picked up a massive three points in their bid to stay in the Premier League after securing a 1-0 win at Leeds United on Saturday afternoon.

Jonjo Shelvey’s second-half free-kick proved to be the difference between the two sides at Elland Road as the Magpies closed the gap on 17th-place Norwich City to just a point.

There were jubilant scenes at the final whistle as the travelling Newcastle faithful celebrated their first away win of the season at the 10th attempt, giving the fans some hope of survival heading into the winter break.

It was just Eddie Howe’s second victory since his appointment in November and the Magpies supporters have delivered their verdict with the player ratings on Chronicle Live.

New signing Kieran Trippier was given a seal of approval by Newcastle fans, receiving a rating of 8.1, which was the highest of any player in Howe’s side.

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The 31-year-old put in an excellent performance to keep Jack Harrison, who scored a hat-trick in Leeds’ 3-2 win at West Ham United, relatively quiet for most of the afternoon, while he also provided a threat in attack.

But on the other end of the scale was club captain Jamaal Lascelles, who at just 5.9 picked up the lowest rating – although the Magpies defender was forced off with a second-half injury.

Both Fabian Schar and goalscorer Shelvey were also among the most highly rated on Saturday, with the former receiving a 7.9 and the latter a 7.7.



Newcastle United fans' player ratings after the 1-0 win at Leeds United
Newcastle United fans’ player ratings after the 1-0 win at Leeds

Martin Dubravka was also handed plenty of praise for his display after making four saves and he was given a 7.6 – the fourth highest performer amongst the fans.

Javier Manquillo, who won the free-kick for Shelvey’s winning strike, got a 7.3, while Allan Saint-Maximim continued to be an outlet on the counter attack all game and was awarded a 7.2.

In his second game for the club, Chris Wood seemingly struggled once again to make an impact in front of his new set of supporters, with a rating of 6.3.





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