Bradford 0 Newcastle 4 : Watch official highlights here – All 4 goals
It was Bradford 0 Newcastle 4 as Rafa Benitez’ players put in their best display of pre-season so far.
After a 2-1 win at Hearts and 1-1 draw at Preston, the team stepped it up and controlled the whole game.
Wayward finishing let them down in the first half but things then got clinical just after the break with two goals within a minute from Gayle and Murphy, before then Mitrovic got on the scoresheet and Murphy added a second.
Watch the goals below, all four very decent in their own way, with maybe Jacob Murphy’s first ever goal in black and white being the pick of them, a really cool finish.
Bradford 0 Newcastle 4
Newcastle: Gayle 50, Murphy 51,79 Mitrovic 76
Elliot (Woodman 61), Yedlin (Maquilo 46), Lejeune (Mbemba 61), Clark (Saivet 77), Dummett (Gamez 61), Atsu (Aarons 61), Shelvey (de Jong 61), Hayden (Colback 77), Ritchie (Murphy 46), Pérez (Diame 46), Gayle (Mitrovic 61)
Crowd: 7,601 (2,404 Newcastle)
Referee: Geoff Eltringham
(Read the match ratings for each Newcastle player in last night’s match HERE)
The full first team and reserve/Under 23 pre-season schedules are as follows so far –
The first team friendlies:
Friday 14 July – Hearts 1 Newcastle 2
Saturday 22 July – Preston 1 Newcastle 1
Wednesday 26 July – Bradford away 7.30pm
Saturday 29 July – Mainz away 4pm local time (3pm UK time)
Wednesday 2 August – Wolfsburg away 4pm local time (3pm UK time)
Sunday 6 August – Hellas Verona home 3pm
Under 23/Reserves pre-season friendlies:
Monday 17 July – Darlington 1 Newcastle 2
Saturday 22 July – Gateshead 0 Newcastle 3
Tuesday 25 July – Whitley Bay 0 Newcastle 0
Thursday 27 July – Celtic (at Whitby Town)
Saturday 29 July – AZ Alkmaar or Whitby (at Whitby Town)
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