It was a goal after 66 minutes from new boy Ayoze Perez, who coolly put the ball past goalkeeper Chris Kirkland from just inside the penalty area that gave Newcastle their third win in a row, and their third clean sheet in a row.
Mehdi Abeid in action tonight
After wins in New Zealand over Sydney FC (4-0) and Wellington Phoenix (1-0) a younger less experienced Newcastle side won at Hillsborough by the only goal of the game.
But Newcastle were not exactly a threat in this game, and it took the lads 55 minutes before we had a shot on target, and it was substitute Remie Streete who took the shot.
Alan Pardew gave a lot of the youngsters a run-out in the second half with Haris Vuckic, Gael Bigirimana, Alex Gillead, Adam Campbell and Remie Streete all seeing some action.
It was a good team goal from Newcastle as goalkeeper Rob Elliot’s throw found French winger Gabriel Obertan, who made some ground quickly and then gave the ball to Perez, who latched onto the ball to beat the offside trap, and then put the ball into the back of the net in what was a great finish from the 20 year-old Spanish winger.
And Wednesday had their chances – and the best of them came near the end, as substitute Franck Betra missed an easy chance from all of six yards which he really should have scored from, although to be fair to the Sheffield man – he had only been on the pitch a matter of minutes..
While the results in these pre-season games don’t really mean too much – it’ always good to get a win – another win.
Newcastle are now halfway through their eight preseason games, and next up are games in Germany on both Saturday and Sunday.
|Tues 15 July||Oldham||Boundary Park, Oldham |
|Tues 22 July||Sydney FC||Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand|
|Sat 26 July||Wellingtom Phoenix||Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Wed 30 July||Sheffield Wednesday||Hillsborough, Sheffield|
|Sat Aug 2||Malaga CF||Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany|
|Sun Aug 3||Schalke 04||Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany|
|Tues Aug 5||Huddersfield||John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield|
|Sun Aug 10||Real Sociedad||St. James' Park, Newcastle|
Sheffield Wednesday (4-4-2): Chris Kirkland; Liam Palmer (Matt Young 85), Glenn Loovens (c), Dejan Kelhar (Kamil Zayatte 46), Joe Mattock (Rafa Floro 81); Chris Maguire (Roy Contout 62), Giles Coke (Ryan Croasdale 74), Sam Hutchinson (Rhys McCabe 62), Jacques Maghoma (Michail Antonio 46); Gary Madine, Atdhe Nuhiu (Franck Betra 74)
Subs not used: Joe Wildsmith, Cameron Dawson
Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Rob Elliot; Lubo Satka (Vurnon Anita 46), Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Paul Dummett, Massadio Haidara (Haris Vuckic 61); Cheick Tiote (c) (Gael Bigirimana 61), Mehdi Abeid; Gabriel Obertan, Adam Armstrong (Alex Gilliead 85), Ayoze Perez (Adam Campbell 73); Emmanuel Riviere (Remie Streete 55)
Subs not used: Jak Alnwick, Jonathyn Quinn
Referee: Mark Brown