New Boy Perez Scores To Give Newcastle Another Win

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.

Sheffield Wednesday v Newcastle United - Pre-Season Friendly

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.

DateOppositionLocationKO time
Tues 15 JulyOldhamBoundary Park, Oldham
Lost 2-1
7:30 pm
Tues 22 JulySydney FCForsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand
Won 4-0
7:30 pm
Sat 26 JulyWellingtom PhoenixWestpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand
Won 1-0
4:30 pm
Wed 30 JulySheffield WednesdayHillsborough, Sheffield
Won 1-0
7:45 pm
Sat Aug 2Malaga CFVeltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Lost 3-1
3:30 pm
Sun Aug 3Schalke 04Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Won 3-1
5:30 pm
Tues Aug 5HuddersfieldJohn Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield
Drew 2-2
7:45 pm
Sun Aug 10Real SociedadSt. James' Park, Newcastle
Won 1-0
1:30 pm

Comments welcome.


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

25 comments so far

  • AndyNUFC

    Jul 30, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #1

    Good to see Ayoze off the mark, one of hopefully many to come this season.

  • beermonkey

    Jul 30, 2014 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #2


    do we keep Armstrong for the season or perez or send them out on loan

  • geordie157

    Jul 30, 2014 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #3

    at the moment we need to keep both, we definitely need a striker in before the window closes. Centre back too ideally, but happy to wait til Jan for a CB.

  • welshgeordie9

    Jul 30, 2014 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #4


    The way we are at the moment trying to get our main forward in, Perez and Armstrong won’t be going anywhere.

  • toonicle

    Jul 30, 2014 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #5

    Beer- Depends on the way the window goes. Gotta agree with Welsh, the way it’s looking we aren’t going to have much luck with getting another striker before the season starts. Gouffran and Riviere up front is ok I suppose but i’m not overly confident.

  • beermonkey

    Jul 30, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #6


    the prob with them staying is I cant see pards playing them
    given the fact perez played a lot last season I would keep him and send out Armstrong

  • welshgeordie9

    Jul 30, 2014 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #7

    I’ve got a funny a feeling we won’t be getting another forward in but we will spend between 12-15 million on a certain midfielder.


  • geordie157

    Jul 30, 2014 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #8

    anyone know if Raylor is likely to feature soon? Know he’s back in full training, hoping he gets a change of luck this season and can be a useful member of the squad.

  • welshgeordie9

    Jul 30, 2014 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #9

    i think we still linked for a loan move with that Argentinian player

  • welshgeordie9

    Jul 30, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #10

    Argentine player

  • Shaker Shakrah

    Jul 30, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #11

    We need another striker quickly !!!!
    I hope he is PEA !!!!!
    £15M ?!

  • Ethiotoon

    Jul 30, 2014 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #12

    If everton start to splash more than £25m
    On one player (lukaku),where are we..?
    spurs also started likewise last season or so.This indicates it’s time to change our
    transfer policy too.we have to start to invest at least £15m on one player as long as he has potential.Grenier and lacazatte
    IMO are £20m & £15m players respectivly
    It’s not something we want to see when our competitors spurs and Everton move step ahead of us in recruiting.

  • welshgeordie9

    Jul 30, 2014 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #13

    i don’t think remy or pea will be joining us so who’s left

  • p

    Jul 30, 2014 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #14

    Still think the following…

    There is money to spend, amybe half the TV money from 13/14 but the big lad is looking for value (as always).

    If Remy is available at a decent overall cost including wages and wants to come, they will have him but there is no sell on value there to be had especially since Liverpool and Arsenal have turned their noses up at him (btw, I never thought Wenger would sign him, he does not like baggage).

    If PEA comes available at a decent price or Lyon soften and want to cash in on Lacazette they may come our way.

    I don’t think we are in for Grenier right now.

    If HBA leaves for a decent price, bets are off and we may be a little bit more adventurous.

    My opinion, that’s all but I do not see much else going on.

  • beermonkey

    Jul 30, 2014 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #15


    he might come close to the end were not in a hurry for him

    tbh I dunno is a striker a priority are they going to bank on cisse finding his lucky boots and pants and address the situation in jan

    last season it was a huge concern till remy came in
    but this season although I concerned its not like last year
    as I can see options with who we have bought

    it all depends on how the club see it and how pards is gonna play them

  • ~A Riviere of Goals~

    Jul 30, 2014 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #16

    Look lads… we could all be on the sinking ship at Southamptopn

    Chambers gone 16-17mill –> Arsenal
    Llama 25mill —->Liverpool
    Lovren 20mill—>Liverpool
    Shaw 31mill —-> United.

    Rodriguez and that other fella (Schneiderlin or something??) also looking likely to leave.

    Thats 90+ million gained in one transfer window to add to the large sums they should still have from previous window sales.

    Who have they brought in?

  • welshgeordie9

    Jul 30, 2014 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #17

    ~A Riviere of Goals~

    You right i keep forgetting about Southampton, could be worse i suppose.

    i feel sorry for the saints fans, they shouldn’t have to put up with that crap.

  • p

    Jul 30, 2014 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #18

    @15, aye, Riviere is here, SDJ can play as striker if needed and I feel they have confidence in the young strikers at a push (Ayoz, Campbell). They probably feel with that and goals chipped in from midfield with the likes of Cabella, SDJ, Gouffran etc, we can easily do alright.

    Now I think they are in a position to be able to wait for a good deal to come along on a player they fancy.

    Not saying I agree, just saying I think this is how their minds work.

  • beermonkey

    Jul 30, 2014 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #19

    Southampton have just loaned ryan Bertrand from Chelsea
    so there doing ok lol

  • jimmysmith

    Jul 30, 2014 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #20

    Everton paying 28 mill is an interesting turn of events and also will significantly impact on our season as they now all of a sudden look a stronger proposition than us.

    I’ve felt that Ashley might loosen the purse strings a little to give us the strength and depth we’ve lacked and still do, but I can never see him doing a deal like that. It’s a big move for a club, that have relied on canny late deals and loans in recent past and don’t seem that cashed up.

  • Blubber tits

    Jul 30, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #21

    Obertan can play ST…

  • beermonkey

    Jul 30, 2014 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #22


    I don’t agree but from how the club sees things we certainly have more goals from midfield than we have had for a long time

    I don’t mind the lack of info on transfers but I have no faith in them to get the job done right and in full

  • banjax

    Jul 30, 2014 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #23

    Q. The definition of ambition ? A. Everton splashing £28m on one player out of a transfer kitty of £40m. They say Everton want to be in the top four in the Premier League and to do that they have to buy quality and that is spending big money to get it. If ever Mike Ashley needed a prime example of Ambition – then look no further than Everton!


    Jul 30, 2014 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #24

    ethiotoon at 12 imo grenier and lacazette are only worth 10 mill euros between them imo. grenier is up for sale and wont be replaced because they did better without him. nobody else wants him. lacazette has only scored 24 goals in total in his career ,lived off gomis last season and looked average when up front with briand. goofy when played as astriker in france scored more goals. like most posters i think ncle need a defender and a striker someone powerfull not another player 5 ft 9 .

  • BeeGuy

    Jul 31, 2014 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #25

    The way all the strikers were involved, makes me think NUFC are on the verge of bringing someone in. If not, it was a good idea for the new boys and youngsters to get to feel what its like to be bumped around by a Championship level English club. Just have to wonder what strikers will be OK to do two days duty in Germany.
    Maybe AP should bring HB-A aloing to showcase?????


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