Remy Cabella Scores First Newcastle Goal In 3-1 Win
A first goal for Remy Cabella but it was Rolando Aarons who gave a man of the match performance.
The young winger eluded several challenges down the left before producing a superb cross for Emmanuel Riviere to finish well with his head. Then on 54 minutes Aarons made his display complete when he again eluded his marker before placing a looping shot/cross beyond the home keeper.
The youngster then got a great ovation from the travelling United fans as he made way for latest signing Facundo Ferreyra on 58 minutes.
Schalke had offered precious little up to that point and they faced a United team that looked far more resolute than Saturday’s feeble surrender against Malaga.
Remy Cabella replaced Gouffran at the same time as the Argentinian striker’s introduction and the two combined for Cabella’s first goal in Newcastle colours, Ferreyra winning possession and the Frenchman then taking his chance coolly to complete the United scoring with just under twenty minutes left.
Countless substitutions failed to interrupt United’s superiority as the second half went on, with their confidence given a massive boost despite Avdijaj scoring with the last chance of the match to bring proceedings to a close.
Malaga may have won the tournament after completing two wins over the English opposition but Newcastle at least restored some much needed pride and shape.
Newcastle United 3 Schalke 1
Newcastle United: Krul (Elliot 46), Anita (Vuckic 73), Williamson (Streete 73), Coloccini (Mapou 46), Dummett (Perez 79), Obertan (Campbell 73), Sissoko (Abeid 46), Colback (Satka 46), Aarons (Armstrong 68), Riviere (Ferreyra 58), Gouffran (Cabella 58)
Unused Subs: Alnwick, Haidara, Steven Taylor,
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