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Newcastle 2 Fiorentina 0 –  Saturday 5 August 2023 3.30pm

Newcastle United again on house turf.

After 5 friendlies on the highway, Eddie Howe and his NUFC squad with the problem of St James’ Park video games on consecutive days.

Sunday will probably be Villareal however immediately Sandro Tonali made his house pleasant debut towards acquainted opposition, with Serie A facet Fiorentina on Tyneside.

Imminent signing Tino Livramento watched on from the stands as Eddie Howe break up his first alternative staff in half, the purpose to place out two totally different equally sturdy sides over the 2 days and provides all the primary staff squad a full sport, or shut to 1 anyway.

Of the staff prone to begin towards Villa within the opening Premier League match, immediately it was the flip of Trippier, Botman, Tonali, Almiron and Isak, with Targett and Gordon perhaps additionally contenders to begins in seven days time.

Fiorentina completed eighth in Serie A final season however had been completely dominated by United.

Almiron and Isak with two very nicely taken targets BUT if Newcastle had taken simply half their clear possibilities, this could have been an actual hammering.

A lot for Eddie Howe to be pleased about, aside from maybe his staff weren’t medical in entrance of purpose.

United had been nearly forward after solely six minutes, an important Kieran Trippier ball discovered Alexander Isak and he powered into the field, solely to see his shot saved by Cerofolini within the Fiorentina purpose.

Anthony Gordon had a protracted vary effort simply broad of the goal, after bursting in-field from the left, then the previous Everton participant went even nearer after 26 minutes when Isak put an important ball via for Elliot Anderson after which he laid it on for Gordon, solely to see his shot come again off the put up.

A really uncommon go to up the pitch in between these Gordon efforts noticed Melo lay on an opportunity for Gonzalez, just for him to ship his effort over Dubravka and his bar.

Newcastle deservedly, if belatedly took the lead six minutes earlier than half-time, Alexander Isak placing Almiron in as he popped up in the direction of the left hand facet of the field for a change, the Paraguayan holding off his man and lashing the ball previous the visiting keeper.

That’s three targets for Almiron after superb strikes towards Chelsea and Rangers, suggesting that it could possibly be greater than doable he may need related purpose kind as final season.

On the stroke of half-time, Anthony Gordon as soon as once more concerned, his run and shot nearly making it two, just for the keeper to make a good save.

Sandro Tonali wanting superb with each passing and workrate, the brand new signing nearly doubling the lead 5 minutes after the break, solely to see his free-kick flash broad of the put up as common set-piece taker Kieran Trippier watched on.

The standard excessive press nearly introduced a second for NUFC and Almiron, the winger catching a defender in possession however Cerofolini making one more superb save.

Almiron and Trippier then combining for the latter to place a low cross in, Anthony Gordon sending it over the bar this time.

Newcastle weren’t to be denied although they usually gave the scoreline slightly extra actuality because of Alexander Isak getting a deserved purpose, Trippier with the help as his nook was flicked house by the Swedish striker.

Little doubt that visiting keeper Cerofolini was Fiorentina’s star man.

Nonetheless, troublesome to say for Eddie Howe, as his facet dominated and the United defence nearly completely untroubled, while the midfield and forwards turned it on.

Isak, Almiron and Gordon precipitated every kind of issues and perhaps Alexander Isak simply shading man of the match forward of the opposite two.

Newcastle 2 Fiorentina 0 –  Saturday 5 August 2023 3.30pm

Targets:

Newcastle: Almiron 39, Isak 81

Fiorentina:

Newcastle staff v Fiorentina:

Dubravka, Trippier, Botman, A Murphy, Targett, L Miley (Parkinson 80), Tonali, Anderson, Almiron (Turner-Cooke 88), Isak (Ndiweni 88), Gordon

Unused Subs:

Gillespie, Smith, De Bolle, Carlyon, Savage, J Miley, Diallo, Hackett, Huntley, McArthur

The total seven sport pre-season programme of Newcastle United friendlies:

Saturday 15 July 2023

Gateshead 2 Newcastle 3

Tuesday 18 July 2023

Rangers 1 Newcastle 2

Sunday 23 July 2023 / Monday 24 July 2023

Newcastle 3 Aston Villa 3  – Performed at Lincoln Monetary Area, Philadelphia)

Wednesday 26 July 2023 / Thursday 27 July 2023

Newcastle 1 Chelsea 1 – Performed at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

Friday 28 July 2023 / Saturday 29 July 2023

Newcastle 2 Brighton 1 – Performed at Purple Bull Enviornment, New Jersey

Saturday 5 August 2023

Newcastle 2 Fiorentina 0

Sunday 6 August 2023

Newcastle v Villarreal (4pm) A part of the Sela Cup at St James’ Park


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