Newcastle defeated Hull City 2-0 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at St James’ Park this afternoon in our last warm-up fixture before the Premier League season resumes.
Goals from Florian Lejuene and Allan Saint-Maximin handed us our second win over Championship opposition following last week’s 3-2 victory over Middlesbrough, giving us another good
Here is Lejeune’s first-half opener, who headed home from a Jonjo Shelvey set-piece:
Allan Saint-Maximin then doubled our advantage just before half-time, slotting past George Long after latching onto a loose ball in the box and beating his man:
NUFC starting XI: Martin Dúbravka, Javier Manquillo, Florian Lejeune, Federico Fernández, Danny Rose, DeAndre Yedlin, Jonjo Shelvey, Nabil Bentaleb, Allan Saint-Maximin, Miguel Almíron, Joelinton.
Subs that featured: Karl Darlow, Fabian Schar, Andy Carroll, Isaac Hayden, Emil Krafth, Matt Ritchie, Valentino Lazaro, Yoshinori Muto.
Did not feature: Jamaal Lascelles, Paul Dummett, Ciaran Clark, Sean Longstaff, Matty Longstaff, Christian Atsu, Dwight Gayle.
Two wins and a clean sheet gives us solid preparation ahead of the home fixture with Sheffield United next weekend, as we look to complete a League double over the Premier League’s surprise package.