Newcastle 0-0 Leicester: Player ratings as Foxes pick up crucial point

Harry Souttar of Leicester City (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
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NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – MAY 22: Timothy Castagne of Leicester City and Allan Saint-Maximin of Newcastle United in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St. James Park on May 22, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Sellers/Sportsphoto/Allstar via Getty Images) /

Timothy Castagne: 7

A brilliant performance by the ever-consistent Belgian after struggling at first with NUFC targeting him. He did about as well as you can do defending a player like Alexander Isak in one-versus-one situations, overall, minus one or two errors; Newcastle create opportunities in abundance down flanks. Yet he stayed disciplined for the entire 90 minutes, and nearly scored an exceptional goal in the final minutes of stoppage time; City’s only shot on goal. A massively important performance, which could very well be season-defining.

Harry Souttar: 7

Against an at times overwhelmingly physical side in Newcastle, Souttar held his own tremendously in aerial battles. Most importantly from the bombardment that was Kieran Trippier in-swinging corners. The instructions were clear do not concede at any cost, he was a huge factor in how that task was completed, a great display.

Jonny Evans: 6

A remarkably gritty 62 minutes displayed by the Foxes’ captain. Not required to build-up from the back for the entire time he was on the pitch, but his experience was vital in LCFC withstanding the constant pressure the home side instilled upon them. Despite clearly not being back to full fitness the Northern Irishman showed great a capacity of fight and effort; something the majority of Leicester fans have been crying out for.

Wout Faes: 6

Dealt with high balls fairly well besides the one corner he nearly put into his own net. He was aggressive when challenging on the edge of his box making it extremely hard for Newcastle forwards to turn and get a shot off. His distribution wasn’t particularly efficient but he had very little opportunity to do so.

Luke Thomas: 5

A decent performance by Thomas given the circumstances. He did a fairly solid job defending the right-hand-side of Miguel Almiron and Trippier, without much opportunity to go forward himself. It would be difficult to critique him too much on anything but defending due to the lack of instances where he was able to get forward. But his attempts when he did so were not particularly successful.