Daniel Georgievski - 7

Slightly at fault for Persija’s equaliser, but although he was often outplayed by prodigious Persija winger Rico Simanjuntak, he played a huge role defensively and offensively, providing a constant forward outlet, ensuring Newcastle were never penned back.

Steven Ugarkovic - 6

His through-balls, which were so effective last season, haven’t hit the same heights. Telling that Persija were so quick to latch on to them.

Ben Kantarovski - 8

Almost equally physically intimidating to Boogard, one of his most impressive performances in a Newcastle shirt in some time.

Dimitri Petratos - 5

Newcastle needed a standout, someone to provide a talismanic impact on the match and, not for the first time this season, Petratos couldn’t abide. His set-pieces were particularly wasteful.

Ronald Vargas - 6

Slightly better than Petratos without playing to his potential, ultimately good value for his goal, yet simultaneously underwhelming in transition.