Newcastle United came away with a 1-1 draw in their friendly against Preston North End.
In their second friendly this preseason, Newcastle United finished level with their former Sky Bet Championship foe Preston North End. It was a match that saw two Magpies’ debuts and Rafa making use of two full squads of players in front of a solid crowd at Deepdale.Jacob Murphy and Javier Manquillo saw their first time as Newcastle United men. DeAndre Yedlin also made his first appearance this preseason. Florian Lejeune featured for the second time, this time a start.
Siem de Jong looked good again this match in a playmaking midfield role. SBOBET
Chancel Mbemba got another start and he’s a player Rafa seems keen on giving a legitimate chance to be a key player this season. Aleksandar Mitrovic started ahead of Dwight Gayle and was the star of the match. Rob Elliot started in goal, followed by Karl Darlow and Freddie Woodman. Matt Ritchie is still recovering from offseason surgery and Jamaal Lascelles traveled, but was not featured. Jonjo Shelvey was captain in his absence. Not traveling with the team was Tim Krul, Achraf Lazaar and Emmanuel Riviere. That is probably an indication they will not be around Tyneside much longer.