One man who did produce a moment of magic in that match, however, was Fabian Schar.
The Swiss international was on hand to pull of a remarkable goal line clearance in acrobatic fashion, and ultimately ended up winning his side a point.
And his efforts have not gone unnoticed.
And that just emphasises how significant he is for Steve Bruce’s men.
So far this season, Schar has averaged 2.7 tackles, 2.5 interceptions, and four clearances per game in the Premier League, as per Whoscored.
Consistently, he has been a steady and ferocious presence at the back, and the Toon Army look much better for having him in the back four.
The fact that he is mixing it with some of the best players in the division shows just how well he has developed since moving to England in the summer of 2018.
Schar is a top class defender, and a credit to the Magpies, and the hope will be that he stays on Tyneside for a while to come.