Highlights from Newcastle’s 2-0 win vs Hull, why Jamaal Lascelles missed the game & injury news before Sheffield United

Highlights from Newcastle’s 2-0 win vs Hull

Newcastle United played a friendly against Hull City at St James’ Park on Saturday before the restart of the Premier League season.

The Magpies, who are 13th in the top flight, beat the Tigers 2-0.

French defender Florian Lejeune opened the scoring for Newcastle with a header from a Jonjo Shelvey free-kick.

Allan Saint-Maximin slotted home Newcastle’s second of the game after he collected the ball on the left-hand side.

 

Newcastle team vs Hull

Newcastle United: Martin Dúbravka (Karl Darlow), Javier Manquillo, Florian Lejeune (Fabian Schär), Federico Fernández, Danny Rose (Andy Carroll), DeAndre Yedlin, Jonjo Shelvey (Isaac Hayden), Nabil Bentaleb (Emil Krafth), Allan Saint-Maximin (Matt Ritchie), Miguel Almíron (Valentino Lazaro), Joelinton (Yoshinori Mutō).

 

Why Jamaal Lascelles missed the game

Newcastle captain and centre-half Jamaal Lascelles was missing from the squad for the match against Hull.

After the game, manager Steve Bruce confirmed that Lascelles was absent as he became a father for the second time.

 

Newcastle injury news before Sheffield United

Newcastle are back in Premier League action next Sunday when Sheffield United visit the north east.

Sheffield United will be back in action on June 17 when they take on Aston Villa.

Newcastle could be without Sean and Matty Longstaff for the match against the Blades.

After the Hull match, Steve Bruce commented that he hopes to see the brothers back in training on Monday or Tuesday.

It’s also worth noting that Ciaran Clark, Dwight Gayle and Christian Atsu were all missing for the Hull match.

However, in positive news, Andy Carroll marked his return from injury.

Another big positive for Newcastle was the return of Martin Dubravka in goal following his injury against Southampton.

 

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This article was edited by Ben Green.

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