The Magpies, who were watched by owner Mike Ashley for the first time since May 2017, were kept quiet by the home side throughout the game.
After the match, former Newcastle players – Mick Quinn and Alan Shearer – took to social networking site Twitter to express their reactions.
— Mick Quinn (@mickquinn1089) September 22, 2018
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) September 22, 2018
With this result, the Magpies have picked up just two points from their opening six games.
Once again, on-loan striker Salomon Rondon was ineffective during the game and was replaced by Joselu at the break.
Jamaal Lascelles missed a couple of good chances, while Ayoze Perez should have done better with his first-half strike.
It was indeed a hard-earned point for the Magpies. Newcastle created very little but as is the case with Rafael Benitez, they remained organised at the back.
The Magpies managed only 38% of possession and attempted six shots of which they managed to keep three on target, according to BBC Sport.