Newcastle United were unlucky not to come away with the win tonight, when PSV finally equalized after 71 minutes to deny Newcastle what would have been a good win.
The Dutch champions were caught napping at the start of the game, and after just 7 minutes found themselves two goals down.
After three minutes an excellent cross from Geremi, from a corner, was headed strongly into the net by Steven Taylor, who certainly enjoyed the goal, and put it away very well indeed.
And then just four minutes later a beautiful passing move by Newcastle that involved Taylor and germei at the start, saw James Milner clear and James laid the ball off to new boy Danny Guthrie to his left, and the 21 year-old coolly slotted the ball past former Manchester City goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson.
A terrific team goal by the Newcastle side.
In his first 8 minutes of his debut against Hartlepool United Danny Guthrie made one and scored one, and then on his home debut tonight, he scored after just 7 minutes.
This Danny Guthrie boy could be a great player for us in the future.
PSV came back into the game after their poor start, and on 32 minutesÂ got a goal back with Ibrahim Afellay slotting through a crowd of players from the edge of the penalty area, after Given had blocked Nordin Amrabat’s first effort.
Geremi should have given Newcastle a third goal when Milner made a great move and had the ball across the box to the Cameroon International, who only had to put the ball home, but Isaksson made a terrific stop right on the line. Geremi, however should have scored.
Newcastle then paid the price of that missed chance, when after 71 minutes Amrabat picked up a loose ball in the box and fired the ball past Shay Given in the home goal.
This Newcastle team again seemed a patched up side, but they played quite well tonight, and Milner and Duff played up front to some good effect.
What we are not getting out of these games however is perhaps 45 minutes of Kevin playing his best side, since so many first teamers are out injured right now.
But this was a really much better effort from the lads than in the terrible heat of Mallorca.