Made an excellent save from a Chumbinho effort midway through the first half but worryingly spilled the shot. The Dutch keeper spilled the ball again as half-time loomed and was lucky not to be red carded after pushing Chumbinho to the floor, who instead was yellow carded for having deemed to have dived by the referee.
Another Magpies defender who will be relatively pleased with his performance without being too smug. Plenty to build on for the rest of the season though.
Started the match in midfield but Ryan Taylor’s injury saw him move to left-back for the rest of the match. The player brought about chants of “here comes Perch-inho” after an early shot just drifted wide of the post from 25 yards, but spent the most of the match sturdily defending Newcastle’s left flank until he parted with a neck injury on 60 minutes.
Competent but, considering the opposition and that he is a regular first-teamer, will have wanted to put in a better showing at right-back.
Commanded the Newcastle back-line nicely although the Argentine admittedly did not have the finest of matches. Was harshly yellow carded late in the second half for a push on an Atromitos attacker.
The young central midfielder was slack with too many of his passes and looked like he let the occasion get to him. On a positive note, the summer signing’s movement was mostly impressive throughout the 90 minutes.
The ex-Manchester United man was superb on the right wing. In one instance that personified his graft, he gave possession away with a fancy backheel pass but worked hard to track back and win back the ball. He will always be slightly error-prone but his hard work makes up for it.
The former Everton midfielder was excellent in the first half but less impressive in the second. Tiredness crept into his play as the game went on but his early movement and passing was great.
Looked dangerous when on the ball, but was not as creative as Alan Pardew might have wanted him to be considering his excellent pre-season form. Should have squared on a counter-attack for an open Newcastle team-mate with 20 minutes left.
Playing in his first ever European match. Was hassled and harried by the Atromitos defence all night long. However, he did manage to play notably despite the constant man-marking and could have gotten a few assists had the side’s shooting been better.
The eccentric former Liverpool goalkeeper had a shaky match between the sticks. He should have at least got a hand on Haris Vuckic’s goal, though he showed he can be quality with a stretched save from a deflected Demba Ba effort.
The centre-back practically cuddled Gosling during every Newcastle corner and was just as questionable away from set-pieces.
The centre-back shoved Demba Ba to the floor early on and kept his physicality throughout the match, marking the striker out of the game on occasion.
The left-back was torn to shreds by Obertan’s pace but showed decent attacking nous during infrequent forays forward.
The Greek side’s striker raised a few thousand eyebrows in the Sports Direct Arena in the opening minutes of the match, taking a shot from 40 yards under no pressure which dribbled towards Tim Krul. Tested the Dutchman after 25 minutes though, then desperately unlucky to be yellow carded for diving by the referee when the Newcastle keeper brought him down inside the area. Replaced by Nikola Beljic with 15 minutes remaining.
His free-kicks were poor and he failed to perform in midfield during this second leg of the Europa League clash.
The midfielder was unlucky to see Vuckic’s shot deflect off him into the back of the net, but showed admirable no-nonsense defending throughout the first half. A mistake in the second almost cost the Greeks another goal but luckily for him Marveaux wasted the chance.
Atromitos’ vice-captain was fairly anonymous for large swathes of the game because the Greek side were so often on the back foot. He fired high and wide late on in a promising attack which caused the side’s momentum to deflate.
Wayward passes and lethargic pressing, he drew the first offside flag of the match and handballed straight away afterwards. To add to all his mistakes, the Greece international had a golden chance to equalise with 12 minutes to go, but dragged his six-yard shot wide. A night to forget.
Brought on to replace James Perch with a third of the match remaining. The youngster played well considering his inexperience at this level and his poor showing last week in Greece.
Subbed on for Ryan Taylor early on, the United starlet scored within 10 minutes of coming on the pitch with a deflected shot from the edge of the Atromitos box. However, he peaked early on as the attacking midfielder failed to convert his numerous chances inside the box.