Barely touched the ball. Made an easy save when Ben Arfa tried a chip that went wrong.
Authoritative at the back. Stepped up to deny Sissoko space to operate in and distributed the ball well. Stopped an Ameobi breakaway with a good tackle.
Not a highly-attacking right back but he defended well against Obertan and did the simple things well.
Like Joao Carlos, he looked comfortable in possession and quick to anticipate attacks through the middle, but was rarely tested.
His pace proved a useful outlet on the left but his final ball when he had got behind the defense frequently let him down.
Created the best opening of the game in his time on the pitch by releasing Shatov with a through ball before he was forced off due to injury after 22 minutes.
Got the better of Marveaux when he supported the attack on a couple of occasions and chested down for Eto'o to shoot for the best chance of the game.
His mobility through the center looked like it might prove a threat in the early stages but after Willian had been substituted he struggled to link-up with his teammates to the same effect.
Another physically-imposing player in midfield, he effectively suffocated Sissoko and Cabaye and recycled possession cleanly but looked unlike to unlock the Newcastle defense.
Drew a foul and a booking out of Haidara in the first half but was more industrious than inspiring for the most part.
Anzhi's biggest threat, he saw one long-range shot palmed over the bar and another pushed wide by Elliot. Received very little in the way of quality service, with Willian's injury hardly helping matters.
Made two good saves from Eto'o, first palming a 25-yard shot over the bar before excellently pushing a half-volley around his right post. Quick off his line and assured when the Newcastle defense was breached.
Superb at center back. An extremely promising mix of pace, power and technical quality, he read the game well, constantly eased Traore out of possession and distributed the ball calmly.
Shatov's pace caused him problems but he usually recovered in time to block the forward's route to goal. His distribution was disappointing though.
Nothing fancy but very solid in central defense before he moved into midfield after Steven Taylor's introduction in the latter stages.
Very enthusiastic at left back and helped to support Obertan. Generally defended well, but, naturally for his age, was occasionally a touch over-zealous.
Had little joy in attack on the right and was sometimes a defensive weak link when Zhirkov went forward.
His pace threatened to stretch the Anzhi defense, but his first touch, passing and crossing were all highly disappointing.
Could not dictate proceedings as he would have liked from central midfield but picked out Ben Arfa for Newcastle's best chance of the match. Tried to stretch Anzhi with some longer passes to mixed success.
H. Ben Arfa
Peripheral, as he returned from injury, until he was presented with a golden chance to grab an away goal which he foolishly failed to take. Tried to chip the goalkeeper when a low finish would surely have been more effective.
Reliable in possession but not as destructive a presence as Newcastle might have hoped in central midfield.
Tried to find space behind the striker but was usually crowded out before he could pick out a teammate and was restricted to playing short, simple passes.