Newcastle Play Well – Easily Beat Sydney 4-0 – Video


Newcastle won their second pre-season game today 4-0 against Sydney FC at the Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand and Newcastle were 3-0 up at half time, and it was a dominant display from start to finish from the Magpies.

Newcastle United v Sydney FC - Football United New Zealand Tour 2014

Emmanuel Riviere scored his first goal for the club

And before the game manager Alan Pardew and captain Fabricio Coloccini laid wreaths at the seats of our two fans – John Alder and Liam Sweeney – who tragically lost their lives while traveling to the game – when their Malaysian jet was shot down over Ukraine last Thursday.

It was a poignant moment before the game kicked off, and the Newcastle fans clapped as a solemn looking Alan Pardew laid the wreath – some class from the club right there before the game – and our lads did John and Liam proud tonight – well done.

The laying of the wreath is on the video below.

Newcastle went ahead after 19 minutes and it was that man Siem de Jong again, as the Sydney goalkeeper Necevski miskicked a back pass, and he was dispossessed by new boy Riviere and de Jong put Newcastle 1-0 ahead by coolly dispatching the ball into the back of the net – this lad is going to get some goals for us net season.

And then it was Emmanuel Riviere who put Newcastle 2-0 up 7 minutes later, as Gouffran provided the striker with the ball for Riviere to slot the ball home from close range to make it 2-0.

After 33 minutes it was a rare goal from Yanga-Mbiwa as the full back took a speculative shot on goal, and it was a deflection off one of the Sydney defenders that took the ball past goalkeeper Ivan Necevski and into the back of the net

It was 3-0 at the half,  and Newcastle could have had even more goals, and in the second half they saw the game out and coasted, and young Adam Armstrong scored after 82 minutes to make the score 4-0 – and it was an excellent win for Newcastle United.

Adam Campbell set up his fellow Geordie in great style, and the 17 year-old Armstrong showed some class, after only being on the filed for 6 minutes, as he beat his marker before coolly dispatching the ball into the back of the net with his left foot.

Here’s some video from the New Zealand press for the goals – you’ll have to put up with a few adverts first – but it’s worth it and it’s a good video that shows all Newcastle’s goals.

It was a very good performance from Newcastle in honor of our fallen fans John Alder and Liam Sweeney – who well never forget.

Teams:

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Rob Elliot; Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Steven Taylor (Lubo Satka 76), Fabricio Coloccini (c) (Adam Campbell 82), Massadio Haidara (Paul Dummett 76); Vurnon Anita, Jack Colback (Mehdi Abeid 68); Yoan Gouffran (Adam Armstrong 76), Siem de Jong (Haris Vuckic 46), Rolando Aarons (Sammy Ameobi 68); Emmanuel Riviere (Ayoze Perez 55)
Subs not used: Jak Alnwick, Freddie Woodman

Sydney FC (4-4-2): Ivan Necevski; Sebastian Ryall, Sasa Ognenovski (c), Nikola Petkovic, Alexander Gersbach (Matthew Jurman 68); Ali Abbas, Nick Carle (Milos Dimitrijevic 56), Terry Antonis, Alex Brosque (Peter Trantis 63); Corey Gameiro (Max Burgess 81), Bernie Ibini-Isei
Subs not used: Vedran Janjetovic, Pedj Bojic, George Timotheu, Themba Muata-Marlow

Referee: Campbell-Kirk Waugh

Bookings: Newcastle – none; Sydney – Petkovic (40), Ognenovski (72)

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38 comments so far

  • NUFCJackW

    Jul 22, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #1

    According to sky sports Rolando Aarons is now called Rodolfo Aarons. Maybe Joe Kinnier’s working there now ?

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  • JamesToon

    Jul 22, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #2

    A 4-0 win against a team we should be beating 4-0. Good pass and move style, and pressing, nice to see. I know its only a friendly but i like the new style, hope to see more of it.

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  • JamesToon

    Jul 22, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #3

    Hardly any hoof balls

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  • Slank

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #4

    The lads looked full of energy which surprised me as I thought they would be knackered after such a long flight.

    It’s difficult to assess how good we were as the Oz team were very poor, and to think they are supposed to be one of the better teams down under.

    All the new recruits performed well.

    That gray strip is terrible. On a dark gray day in January and February it will be hard to see them in the gloom.

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  • Mr Magpie

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #5

    Much better style of play, we look a far more attacking threat. Nice to see us using width & looks like there is genuine pace in the team.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #6

    I really can’t believe there are people on here pulling aspects of the game to bits. A game we won 4-0 playing good football, with one or two surprising performances. So what if it was a freindly? This is the whole point of freindlies, to gel the team and blood new players, and get them fit and positive for the coming season. What better way is there than this, ffs?!?!

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  • JamesToon

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #7

    Well said Markaccus

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #8

    Instead of looking at the plus points, its “oohhh, mym at right back?” And “no one stood out” (when people actually did stand out).

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  • T.T.V.V.T.

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #9

    4-2-3-1 formation?

    Nice. This is how many of us guessed we may be preparing for next season, given the signings coming in.

    It also means that Grenier is still a possibility. Granted; we won’t be buying him if Lyon insist on £12m but if we can get him down to maybe £8m i can see us doing a deal.

    He’d sit in where Colback was playing this morning – Alongside Tiote in the two just behind the creative three.

    Krul
    Janmaat Collo Whoever Haidara
    Tiote Grenier
    Sissokko De Jong Cabella
    Riviére OR Another Striker

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  • JamesToon

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #10

    I really like the look of SDJ and Riviere, can’t wait to see Cabella

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  • JamesToon

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #11

    TTVVT i really think we need Benteke, a powerful and pacey striker, will cause havoc for defenders.

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #12

    Rolando Aarons looks a good player.

    Take him over Sammy any day of the week.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #13

    Ben3arfa

    I think we will be seeing rolando and sammi as our wingers in our 2 cup matches this season (one round in each cup 😀 )

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  • Scottiedog

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #14

    I really do not think we will be going in for Grenier as both Collback & Anita both playing well.
    BTW Aarons is going to be good!!

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #15

    His nickname should be “RoAar”.

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  • Shaker Shakrah

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #16

    Very good game and there is loads of potentials
    especially in Aarons 😀

    But , I think we still need Grenier
    a player who can send the ball forward so quickly .

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  • Scottiedog

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #17

    If Grenier joins he is going to want to start and I just cannot see that tbh…. Our midfield is looking really good and some good youngsters on depth, so I would rather we spend our money getting Benteke!! 🙂

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  • Toon1978

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #18

    Cabella and Janmaat to come into the team also. Good times.

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  • T.T.V.V.T.

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #19

    @JamesToon

    I’d love Benteke mate. Especially if the move to a new club had him playing like he did that first season at Villa.

    However there’s a few factors we need to consider…

    A) Will Villa hold us to ransom? They don’t have to sell considering Benteke signed a new deal last summer. He’d probably cost us a fair whack.
    B) As above; could we secure his services for a fee close to the £15m we bid for Remy. I can’t imagine we would want to go much higher.
    C) He was originally expected to be out until October AT LEAST. Yes, he’s flown out with villa on their pre season tour but will he feature? Will he bit fit enough to start the season?
    D) Will the injury have had any lasting effects? It was an achilles injury and they’re never the best. Will Mike Ashley and the powers that be see spending £15m or more too much of a risk?

    All that being said; yes.. I’d like to see Benteke here. Could potentially be the missing piece of the jigsaw. The cream in our coffee.

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  • AndyMac

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #20

    How has it taken Pardwho this long to realise we need movement off the ball ? Yes it was poor opposition but a good work out nonetheless.

    De Jong makes the difference between us looking good or average !

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #21

    Sounds quite pleasing, winning breeds confidence so the saying goes.

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  • jonkman13

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #22

    For some reason the video on that New Zealand site doesn’t load for me so here’s an alternate source for those with the same problem: http://youtu.be/hvDitGhjt-8

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  • JamesToon

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #23

    It’s players like benteke/lukaku that defenders absolutely hate in derbies.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #24

    I thought rivvy looked busy and useful, too. Aarons and de jong made our midfield tick early on, but even when we made changes we still looked a threat. Like everyone says, poor oposition, but you still have to beat them, and we did, and looked very good while we did it. Love the way arma took his goal. Very cool

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  • JamesToon

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #25

    JFA i think the new signings give a major confidence and moral boost. we’ve needed freshening up for ages now and its finally happened.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #26

    Forget players that other PL clubs have already signed cheaply and proved themselves, that’s what we do, we sell them not buy them.

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #27

    @8

    yeh mark nothing changes on here
    @4

    slank
    most grounds have floodlights these days mate haha ; )

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #28

    De Jong looks very good in that position behind the striker. He has to play there as often as humanly possible. Non of this “buy grenier and use sdj up front”. He would be wasted as a striker. His inteligence and creativity are going to be pivotal, as long as he gets up to speed with the prem, he is going to be vital in that position.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #29

    JamesToon,
    For a year and a half now, precisly.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #30

    I still wish they would get a young RB in who would challenge Jaanmat instead of putting in players who can ‘cover’ the position, maybe if MYM wasn’t being played there he’d step up his game at CB to get on the teamsheet.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #31

    We scored 4 against Motherwell last year as well.

    Don’t get too hopeful and be whisked away by Pardew’s delusions of a Champions League ambitions. Something which he’s never done before.

    Decent up-tempo game for a friendly, but amazingly enough, an Aston Martin will look impressive over a Renault Clio in a mile race.

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  • low fell mag

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #32

    Well done lads.
    A good easy win ,no stupid slip ups (leyton orient),
    But you still get the odd nutter on here complaining that we have gone to New Zealand.
    Surely its all about building up team morale an
    d getting the lads to gel.
    This time last year the camp was split with Cabaye going on strike and refusing to play.
    Well done Newcastle!

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  • Mr Magpie

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #33

    I know it was only a pre season match but i saw plenty of reasons to continue to feel optimistic about this season.

    The addition of Grenier would be great but firstly we need a marquee striker signing which will cost between 10-15 million & a top class cb to come in to the first team.
    This would need to be a strong striker to hold the ball up & link the play through the am & wings such as Benteke with us already having Cisse who plays off the shoulder of the opposing cb.

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  • T.T.V.V.T.

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #34

    @Markaccus
    I agree. I think it’s been years since we’ve had a genuine number 10, and even though i didnt see today’s game im guessing De Jong looked classy again?
    For me Grenier could still play in the same team with relative ease. He’d adopt the Cabaye role, sitting team and orchestrating things, like a quarterback. Someone to get on the ball and advance us forward. De Jong would be the quick thinking and the creative influence further up the pitch. A bit like the way Cabaye and Benzema play in the French National side.

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  • ganiyu

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #35

    anyone noticed how riviere and de jong were quickly substituted before an hour mark. this tells how effective both will be this season in pardews masters plan.

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  • ERER

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #36

    I don’t know about other people but I’d be comfortable if we didn’t end up getting another striker as long as we have Campbell + Armstrong on the bench.
    Emmanuel > A&A > Cisse

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #37

    james toon

    you want effective players for the whole season not just 2 derby games.

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  • Wandering Geordie

    Jul 22, 2014 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #38

    Cant believe earlier comments on here from some on the performance of the newbies.For gods sake man its a friendly.It was for some their 1st competitive game as a team and were slated as long as 9 mins in the game.A friendly is used primarily for fitness and then to ascertain the way they play. God help us when we do kick off

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