Newcastle put in a very good display today against Schalke 04 and won 3-1 with three very good goals, and young Rolando Aarons made one and scored one, and he was the Man of the Match. And it was in the dying seconds of the game that Schalke managed to break their duck in the tournament, and Donis Avdijaj scored for the home side – with the last kick of the match – but Newcastle played very well today.
The scorers for Newcastle were Riviere, Rolando Aarons and Remy Cabella got his first goal for the club, and all three goals were good ones.
After some early pressure from Schalke Newcastle went ahead after 18 minutes and it was a great goal as Rolando Aarons did some great work down the left wing as he beat his man and sent over the cross that Riviere headed home just inside the post giving the goalkeeper no chance – a great header from Riviere.
Schalke has a lot of possession in the first half, but they didn’t have too much to show for it, with the Newcastle defense much improved over the first half against Malaga yesterday.
At the start of the second half it was nearly all change for Newcastle as Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Lubo Satka and Mehdi Abeid come on for Jack Colback, Fabricio Coloccini and Moussa Sissoko and Rob Elliot replaced Tim Krul in goal.
And then after 54 minutes another run down the left wing by the impressive Rolando Aarons saw the ball go over goalkeeper Fahrmann, and straight into the back of the net, to put Newcastle 2-0 up, after the Magpies had started the second half in good style – this lad Aarons must get a run in the first team.
And then after 55 minutes in came Argentine striker Facundo Ferreyra for Manu Riviere, who had played well and scored a great goal, and Remy Cabella came in for Yoan Gouffran, who had a quiet game.
And after some good attacking play from Newcastle on came Adam Armstrong for Rolando Aarons after 67 minutes – and Rolando had a great game for the Magpies today.
And then after 73 minutes it was Remy Cabella who picked up a loose ball and made ground quickly before hammering the ball past Fahrmann to put Newcastle 3-0 up – and a good recovery from yesterday’s poor performance as Newcastle looked really good in the second half.
Adam Campbell came on after 72 minutes for Gabby Obertan, who again look good today and then seven minutes later on came Ayoze Perez for Paul Dummett.
Schalke picked up the pace a lot after Newcastle had gone ahead 3-0, and the game became end to end as Schalke tried to get something out of the game – and at least score a goal in the tournament.
And after 88 minutes Adam Campbell was straight through on goal, but he couldn’t beat the goalkeeper who turned the ball behind for a corner.
And then in the last few seconds of the game Schalke scored through Donis Avdijaj, and it was a little disappointing that we let in a goal at the death.
Newcastle finished second in the Schalke Cup behind Malaga who won both their games convincingly.
In the circumstances when Newcastle made 11 changes through this game it was a evry good performance from the lads.
Schalke (4-3-3): Ralf Fahrmann; Kaan Ayhan (Marvin Friedrich 46), Felipe Santana, Joel Matip, Sead Kolasinac (Christian Fuchs 46); Roman Neustadter (Marco Hoger 46), Marcel Sobottka, Dennis Aogo (Axel Borgmann 71); Kevin Prince Boateng (c) (Maurice Multhaup 46), Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Donis Avdijaj 62), Max Meyer (Pascal Itter 71)
Subs not used: Timon Wellenreuther
Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul (Rob Elliot 46); Vurnon Anita (Haris Vuckic 73), Mike Williamson (Remie Streete 73), Fabricio Coloccini (c) (Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa 46), Paul Dummett (Ayoze Perez 79); Gabriel Obertan (Adam Campbell 73) , Moussa Sissoko (Mehdi Abeid 46), Jack Colback (Lubo Satka 46), Rolando Aarons (Adam Armstrong 68); Emmanuel Riviere (Facundo Ferreyra 57), Yoan Gouffran (Remy Cabella 57)
Subs not used: Jak Alnwick, Massadio Haidara, Steven Taylor
Referee: Thorsten Kinhofer
Bookings: Schalke – Sobottka (77); Newcastle – Aarons (34)
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