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Newcastle United end Dubai warm weather trip with five goal friendly win

3 months ago
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The final score was Gulf United 0 Newcastle United 5.

Eddie Howe and his players rounding off their warm weather trip to Dubai with an enjoyable stroll in the sun.

Gulf United appointed Steven Taylor as their new manager (see below) in January and he watched on from the sidelines as his old club scored their five goals without reply.

The match played behind closed doors at the NAS Sports Complex and sensible precautions taken against injury and the heat, as United and the home side played three periods of twenty minutes each.

Newcastle United fan site nufc.com reporting the match info, saying that Joelinton scored for Newcastle United, along with Allan Saint-Maximin and Dwight Gayle getting two goals each.

Great to see ASM hopefully now back on his way to full fitness as Newcastle face a busy April with six Premier League matches in four weeks.

Gulf United FC  official announcement – 22 January 2022:

Announcement: Introducing our First Team manager Steven Taylor.

Steven Taylor is a veteran of the Premier League and played a whopping 215 games for Newcastle United! He brings with him experience from a professional football career spanning over 20 years, playing at the highest level across 3 continents. ⁣

Steven shares the long term vision of Gulf United. His values of hard work, desire and hunger fits hand-in-hand with the club’s ambition to give professional opportunities to young players. ⁣

“It’s a pleasure to be here working with this group of players. We have an extremely young squad, absolutely full with raw talent and I’m excited to be here helping their development as individuals and also a collective. ⁣

The club’s values and mission is fantastic and that’s why I’m happy to get behind and support the vision. Exciting times ahead.”⁣

Welcome to Gulf United, Steven!’

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