Newcastle take a 1-0 lead into the half on a 38th-minute goal by Joelinton. The game got off to a sluggish start compared to the mid-week clash at Hibernian.
The lads, however, really grew into the game and had a few good chances to close the half.
Saint-Etienne look a very good side with talented players and played very well. The difference in the French club and Hibs was very noticeable.
Newcastle looked a threat at times and they used their pace to excellent effect however, they need to show a bit more patience at times.
Joelinton made it 2 goals in 2 starts when he was released on a beautiful pass by Fabian Schar.
Golaço de Joelinton!
— Newcastle Brasil ?? (@NewcastleBra) August 3, 2019
Jonjo Shelvey also hit the bar from a free-kick just outside the box and it looked the ball was going to cross the line off the ricochet but remained just out.
— merp (@murpo) August 3, 2019
The two new lads Jetro Willems and Allan Saint-Maximin got a warm welcome when they warmed up and we hope to see them in the second half.
— Stuart Latimer Esq. (@UltraStarTime) August 3, 2019