Newcastle United lead Athletic Bilbao 1-0 in their final pre-season friendly of the summer.
Callum Wilson latched on to Matt Ritchie’s ball to fire the Magpies into a half time lead over the La Liga side as they look to make it two successive wins this weekend after Friday’s win over Serie A outfit Atalanta.
Here’s how Lee Ryder rated the players in the first half.
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Martin Dubravka 8
Solid and assured after being roared on to the field by Gallowgate End
Emil Krafth 7
A positive presence at both ends as he justifies contract extension
Jamaal Lascelles 7
Battled hard and knows the fight is on to keep his place
Sven Botman 8
Unflappable home debut. Looks like he’s been playing here for years.
Paul Dummett 7
Joe Willock 6
Not much impact and picked up a yellow card.
Restored to the midfield and looked alert.
Bruno Guimaraes 8
Sprayed the ball around and put in some strong tackles. Tested the keeper with a powerful low early shot.
Allan Saint-Maximin 7
Looks unhappy with service although Bruno did pick him out with a couple of early balls.
Matt Ritchie 8
A bright display which includes assist for Wilson strike.
Callum Wilson 8
Looks in good shape and took his goal well.
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