Jacob Murphy Double Gives Newcastle Comfortable 4-0 Win After Explosive Second Half


The score was 0-0 at the break but then Newcastle exploded into life after a good first half with two good goals in the 50th and 51st minutes.

The goals were scored by Dwight Gaule (who else) and Jacob Murphy respectively to put Newcastle firmly in charge of this game.

Jacob had only just come on at the start of the second half after replacing the returning Matt Ritchie and he did himself no harm at all with a good performance.

Jacob Murphy celebrates after scoring

Mitrovic then scored in his second successive game after 76 minutes and Jacob Murphy got his second just two minutes later to end the scoring.

Newcastle came out of this game comfortable 4-0 winners on the night against the League One side and it could and probably should have been more.

Newcastle had completely dominated the first half but somehow hadn’t been able to score although Matt Richie did hit the cross-bar and Jonjo Shelvey was in excellent form in Newcastle’s central midfield.

Rafa Benitez brought on Jacob Murphy, Javier Manquillo, and Mohamed Diame at the start of the second half in place of Ritchie, Yedlin, and Perez respectively.

Newcastle immediately gelled and scored two goals within six minutes with goals from Dwight Gayle and Jacob Murphy and then two more goals followed by Mitro and the second goal for Murphy.

Gayle’s goal was made by a good Christian Atsu cross and that Dwight got an assist as he put Jacob Murphy through and the 22-year-old beat goalkeeper Doyle nicely with a nice cool finish.

Mitrovic was given the captain’s armband when Shelvey left the field just after the hour mark and Mitro scored on 76 minutes when he easily converted an accurate Aarons cross for his second goal in successive games.

And then it was new boy Murphy who got Newcastle’s fourth goal with a half volley and this was a good performance from the newcomer on only his second appearance for the Magpies.

There were some good performances tonight as the lads start to get some match practice behind them and Rafa Benitez should be (fairly) pleased with that performance.

Teams and stats:

Bradford City: Doyle, McMahon, Knight-Percival, Kilgallon, Chicksen, Gilliead, Vincelot, Reeves, Law, McCartan, Jones.

Newcastle: Elliot (Woodman, 61), Yedlin (Manquillo, 46), Lejeune (Mbemba, 61), Clark (Saivet, 77), Dummett (Gamez, 61), Atsu (De Jong, 61), Shelvey (Aarons, 61), Hayden (Colback, 77), Ritchie (Murphy, 46), Perez (Diame, 46), Gayle (Mitrovic, 61).

Goals: Gayle 50, Murphy 51, 78., Mitrovic 76

Referee: Geoff Eltringham (Co Durham)



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81 comments so far

  • toontaff2

    Jul 26, 2017 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #1

    It was only Bradford.
    We should have scored 8.
    Mitro missed a sitter.
    Dummett and Colback were useless.
    Perez is rubbish.
    😆 👿 😆 👿

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 26, 2017 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #2

    Well, seems I got my wish. Goals from the bench, too. Yes it’s only a freindly, but a strong performance with no injuries in our 3rd pre season game, and things moving in the transfer market. Dare we believe things are improving?

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 26, 2017 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #3

    Good run out tonight and no injuries I believe which is perfect. Useful minutes which will do us good. Happy with the workout not arsed on results normally but very good 2nd half by the sounds of things.

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  • toontaff2

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #4

    That killed it! 😮

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #5

    Markaccus

    Yes we do dare to believe, looks promising. Hopefully get Merino signed up tomorrow, then we can look at No10 and CF hopefully, bonus would be LB as well

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  • G

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #6

    @1, its a friendly mate, just a team bonding exercise. A win is good, but it doesn’t mean we can give Chelsea a tonking.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #7

    Looking forward to watching the full game on NUFC TV when they load it up. Sounded like a really solid performance from the lads and the team starting to take shape.
    By the time we play the final friendly at SJP we will be able to judge what our chances are v Spurs the following week.
    We do seem to be Spurs’ bogey side lately, so let’s hope that plays on their minds, with footballers being superstitious for some reason. Never suffered from superstitions myself; touch wood it stays that way. 😉

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  • YoungMag :P

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #8

    Strongest team atm? (I know its too early to judge, but I’m already impressed with some).

    ______________Darlow?
    Manquillo_Mbemba?_Lejeune_Dummett?
    __________Hayden_Shelvey
    __Murphy_____De Jong_____Aarons
    ______________Gayle

    Aarons looks really dangerous when he plays, Murphy has an eye for goal. De Jong seems to have more quality then Aarons. The reason I chose Mbemba was because he was right footed. It’s going to be him and Lascelles competing for RCB and Clark and Lejeune competing for LCB.

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  • YoungMag :P

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #9

    More quality then perez I meant.

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #10

    Well lads guess you’s will sleep well tonight after that result

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #11

    Our toon

    Yeah i wouldn’t mind a starting LB coming in. Dummet for me is purely defensive, and is fine to come on for 20 mins to block out a tough game, but we need a more dynamic option if we are going to build attacks from the back. I know Manquillo plays both sides, but i would prefer a specialist. Not sure who, mind

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #12

    We need to dig out another Olivier Bernard. Came from nowhere, and turned out to be strong, quick and tenacious. Pity he blew himself to bits going to rangers (he admits it was a massive mistake on his part).

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #13

    G, what ye mean matey? Chelsea? Pah!!! Bradford tonked Chelsea at Stamford Bridge remember? Came back from 0-2 to win 4-2. 🙂 Bradford tonight, tomorrow THE WORLD!!! 🙂

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #14

    Quite liked how all of our goals were created from the left wing as last season we appeared to only be capable of right sided attacks but with having both wings attacking this year it can open up space for the likes of Shelvey , Diame etc in the middle

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  • ToonGoodToBeTrue

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #15

    Another thing with Aarons that goes under the radar is that he is more than willing to track back and can also tackle.

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  • ToonGoodToBeTrue

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #16

    A win is a win- with that comes confidence. HWTL

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  • manxpie

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #17

    i think this was the beginning of the end for bernard like

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LltnTI7MzIM

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #18

    Runaway
    Hopefully that’s put you in good spirits tonight. Also more signings on the way. You won’t be able to contain yourself 😆

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #19

    Manx

    Robert couldn’t half whack a footy, like.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #20

    Mark
    Aye but was a lazy tw@ when it came to tracking back and defending!

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  • toon kk

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #21

    Good win tonight, just what we need to keep our confidence up before the season starts .

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #22

    I like the “buy now, pay next year” plan. Means we dont have to spend until we get the money at the end of the season, and because we are agreeing a fee now, we should still have plenty in the kitty to add more players.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #23

    *agreeing a LOW fee now

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  • manxpie

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #24

    aye mark surprised he got back up tbh heres how good bernard wasin just 1 game

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkG6tW9N5rY

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #25

    Shire

    French winger..what do you expect? 😀

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #26

    Ahaha who can forget that, poor Bernard. Robert was lazy but I did enjoy some of his goals, nowt better than getting a free kick and watching him line it up.

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  • G

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #27

    Bobby, I am a great believer that any 11 men can beat any team on a given day, regardless of cost, (Manyoo losing to York City in the cup was a firm 94/95 favourite), but I am also a realist mate. Love the optimism but I can’t see us tonking the champions. I will settle for us spanking the runners up in the opener though.

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #28

    Young Mag

    I’d have Yedlin at RB ahead of Manquillo until I’ve seen more of him, Ritchie defo RW and Murphy LW, both wingers have goals in them and Ritchie especially can hit double figures as he takes the pens as well…..not that we get many from refs

    The rest I agree with

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #29

    Mark

    Aye Bernard did come out of nowhere, was he signed on a free? Very good full back, Enrique grew into the role as well but it has been a weak area for a while though

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #30

    toon kk,
    Have you been prescribed something in the last couple of days?

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #31

    Manx

    Cheers for that. Wasnt afraid to leave his mark on attacking wingers. Concecao had a horrible time in that game (i actually remember it vaguely). I used to lobe the way he used to fight tooth and nail to get the ball back if he was the one who lost it.

    He ruined his fitness going to rangers. Apparently his diet and everything was all wrong. He has said in an interview he wishes he’d accepted the renewal here.

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  • G

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #32

    Olly B, was brillliant for us, but he would never superseed John beresford as my favorite until he could score an accidental goal with his backside.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #33

    Our toon

    If we did pay for bernard, it was pennies. We haven’t had a decent all round LB since Enrique. I suppose we should just see who rafa pulls out of his @rse 😀

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #34

    From wiki

    Bernard made his name during his first spell with Newcastle United, after joining on a free transfer from Lyon in late-August 2000.[1] He had an evolving career with the Magpies 

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  • manxpie

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #35

    aye he never pulled out of any tackle seem to remember him always getting snapped too but just got back up
    proper all or nothing player that we have sorely missed in the ashley era on the whole
    hopefully thats changing now tho with rafa and players actually wanting to play for us

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  • toon kk

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #36

    Jail
    No mate, just come to the conclusion i need to give the lads a chance, with a couple more decent signings we should have a good chance of keeping away from a dreaded relegation zone.
    I’m not expecting miracles but looking forward to the season starting.

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #37

    Mark

    Yeah rafa will have contacts and this betis lad has been mentioned a couple of times on here so will be interesting to see what comes of it. I quite like the look of Leicester’s young LB Chilwell, we’d never get him as his price would be mental but I’d like that type of young full back with loads of potential, good on the ball good defensively

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #38

    He went to southampton before rangers. He came back to us with a hip injury which will need an op eventually. Wiki doesn’t mention his diet issues, but i am almost positive they were a contributing factor in his deterioration. He also blames souness for poor man management leading to the decline of his career. No shock there.

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #39

    Mark

    Aye thought he was a free, from Lyon as well not bad eh!!

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #40

    Toonkk

    Well said mate 🙂

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