The player who 'transformed' Newcastle and the 'dominant' star at Brentford

Newcastle United duo Bruno and Joelinton <i>(Image: PA)</i>
Newcastle United duo Bruno and Joelinton (Image: PA)

How Newcastle United's players rated in the final day win at Brentford:

8 Pope: Showed what Newcastle have missed in his absence with a big save in each half

6 Krafth: Put in a good shift down the right-hand side and helped Newcastle contain Brentford’s fightback

7 Schar: Produced some searching passes out of defence and made a couple of big challenges

6 Burn: Found himself being pulled around as Brentford tried to fight back in the second half

7 Hall: Doesn’t always convince defensively, but adds a lot with his breaks down the left-hand side

6 Longstaff: Had a first-half effort chalked off for offside and was generally looking to get on the front foot

9 GUIMARAES: Capped a superb midfielder performance with the fourth goal that made the win safe

8 Joelinton: Transformed Newcastle’s midfield on his return to the starting side – adds so much energy and bite

7 Murphy: Produced a composed finish for Newcastle’s second goal and was a constant threat down the right

8 Isak: Claimed a goal and two assists in another excellent attacking display – retaining him this summer is essential

7 Barnes: Came up with an excellent header to open the scoring and played well down the left


5 Anderson (for Barnes, 68): Kept Newcastle on the front foot late on

6 Almiron (for Murphy, 68): Was this his final appearance for the Magpies?

Trippier (for Joelinton, 81)

Wilson (for Isak, 81)

Dummett (for Schar, 90)

(not used): Dubravka (gk), Ritchie, A Murphy, White.

BRENTFORD (4-3-3):

Flekken 4; Roerslev 5 (Ghoddos 64, 5), Zanka 4, Pinnock 4, Reguilon 5; Jensen 5 (Damsgaard 64, 4), Norgaard 5, Janelt 6; Mbuemo 6, Toney 6, WISSA 7 (Yarmoliuk 84).

Subs (not used): Valdimarsson (gk), Lewis-Potter, Trevitt, Konak, Schade, Maupay.

Man Of The Match: BRUNO GUIMARAES – The Brazilian dominated midfield from start to finish.



0-1: Barnes (21, headed home at the back post after Guimaraes floated over a cross from the right)

0-2: Murphy (37, slotted home after Isak capitalised on poor control from Pinnock to cross from the left)

0-3: Isak (38, drilled a low finish into the bottom left-hand corner after Guimaraes played him into the box)

1-3: Janelt (48, side-footed home from inside the area after Wissa slid over a low cross from the right)

2-3: Wissa (70, curled a brilliant long-range finish into the corner after turning inside Burn)

2-4: Guimaraes (78, slotted home the rebound after Flekken could only parry Isak’s free-kick)

Bookings: Joelinton (28, foul), Toney (44, foul), Burn (52, foul), Krafth (66, foul), Maupay (90, foul), Pope (90, unsporting behaviour)

Referee: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire) – Had to rely on VAR on a number of occasions 4

Attendance: 17,124

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