Newcastle will end their run-up to their first season in the Chamionship with a tame draw against Leeds.
Ryan Taylor-Had two good chances
Newcastle’s preseason started with a bang, at least results wise, but fizzzled out with a horrendous loss and a lackluster draw against two League One sides. This will hardly fill St. James’ Park with confidence going into the opening match against West Bromwich Albion.
To be fair though, Leeds never really looked like scoring while Newcastle had four solid chances. Two came from right winger Ryan Taylor who had a volley saved at the close of the first half and hit the bar five minutes after intermission.
Sebastien Bassong, making his first appearance this pre-season, had a header narrowly go over the upright. Substitute Fabricio Coloccini also had a shot go over the bar in the last fifteen minutes of the match.
This day will mostly be remembered for the departure of Obafemi Martins. It will be interesting to see who follows him out the door. Hopefully there will be some reinforcements before the window closes and not just departures.