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

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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

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