Andy Carroll may not have scored in his first full season back at Newcastle United, but he’s just made it two goals in two games in pre-season today!
The big man scored a stunner in Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Crewe, and he’s just opened the scoring in our behind closed doors friendly against Barnsley at the club’s Benton training base.
The game finished 2-1 to the Toon, with Jacob Murphy’s penalty sealing the win after the Tykes equalised a few minutes into the second half.
Heres’ the XI Bruce went with against the Championship side, with the only half time change being Gillespie for Darlow in goal:
(4-2-3-1): Darlow – Krafth, Fernandez, Clark, Dummett – Hayden, Shelvey – Hendrick, S Longstaff, Ritchie – Carroll.
Great to see the 31-year-old finding the net again and a confidence boost for Murphy too after being given another chance to impress by Bruce!