Newcastle 2 Blues 1
1st January 2005 at 15:00
Taylor - Getting worse by the game.
Melchiot - Uncharacteristic errors.
Tebily - Humiliated by Bellamy and eventually withdrawn.
Upson - Made some important intervantions.
Cunningham - Struggled to cope with errors being made around him.
Johnson - Not at his best, but improved when he went into the middle later on.
Lazaridis - Again, not at his best, but coped better with Bellamy.
Carter - Some decent moments and possibly unlucky to be brought off.
Savage - Generally quiet but tried hard.
Morrison - Needs to get back to working and not whinging.
Heskey - Another impressive display despite picking up a knock.
Gray - Clearly talented, but clearly doesn't have a a footballing brain.
Anderton - Decent influence.
Yorke - Couldn't get involved.