Stood up well to deny Cisse when he burst through just before half-time. But made stupid decision to dive in on Sissoko and concede the penalty.
Struggled in the air against Ameobi and was caught out by Sissoko's surges into his area of the defence.
Crazy back pass flew past his keeper to cause the panic that brought the penalty Ameobi converted. Did redeem himself slightly with crucial back post header moments later to deny the Newcastle striker.
Had a tough night trying to keep tabs on Ameobi. Found it hard to deal with the physical battle the big Newcastle striker presented.
Constant threat down the right, the Argentine gave Haidara a hard night on his debut but should have done more with his delivery.
One brilliant cross to Sosa but otherwise disappointed.
Skipper started slow but dominated once he got on the ball. Let down by his dead ball deliveries as Newcastle gave away too many fouls.
Outshone in midfield by Cabaye and blasted two free kicks miles off target from good positions.
Tricky wideman did not show the same influence as he did at St James' Park. One run early in the second half showed how dangerous he can be if left unchecked.
Sat deep to pick off balls into Ameobi's feet and did well denying Newcastle the chance to build-up play. His attempt at quarter-back style passes failed to pay off though.
Wasted the perfect chance to put Metalist ahead with a free header in the 28th minute and fluffed another glorious chance by failling to nod in a corner. Was twice denied by Krul in the final quarter when needed to be deadly.
Made vital stop to deny sub Willian an equaliser as Metalist charged forward looking for a leveller before twice denying Cristaldo with two stops in a matter of seconds.
Composed at the back and read the game well. Refused to dive in like Coloccini and moved the ball impressively across the back-line.
Struggled to get to grips with Villagra on his debut and picked up a yellow card just before the break.
Always an outlet but failed to use the ball well. Struggled to feed Cisse the ball enough.
Commanding at the back with some strong early tackles to keep Kharkiv at bay but did concede too many free kicks as game moved on.
Powerful running from deep. Scared the life out of the Ukrainan side when in full flow but was not given the ball enough. One return pass to Marveaux cut open the home side before the French winger smacked his side wide.
Got through plenty of unseen hard work mixing it up in the middle of the park to allow Sissoko to charge forward.
Pulled the strings early on but faded as Sosa took control of the midfield.
Spent too much time trying to help out Haidara at the back and poor decision making when going forward - most notably lashing a shot high when Ameobi was waiting for a cut back in the box.
Asked to hold the ball up and bring the likes of Cisse into play and did his job well. Was brave to take on responsibility of taking the penalty and was rewarded with his 15th goal in Europe.
Denied a perfectly good goal in the first leg and missed out on the opener here with an angled shot he failed to direct properly.
Was not given enough time to change game when introduced as a sub.
Sub came on and got an instant chance to net but saw Tim Krul get a glove to his chipped finish from ten yards out. Had a second chance when free at a corner but Krul equal to it once more.
Real danger when arriving as a sub. Great feet and begged the question..why didn't he start?