Huddersfield (a) ST holders now
Schalke 04 Tournament ST holders now
Real Sociedad (h) Public sale now
Manchester City (h) Public sale now
Aston Villa (a) ST holder sale now (50 points)
Sheff Wed 0
Newcastle's first team returned to domestic friendly action on Wednesday evening against Championship side Sheffield Wednesday
at Hillsborough and won thanks to Ayoze Perez's first goal for the
Wearing the grey away kit and kicking towards the Kop, United lined up wearing
black armbands for John Alder and Liam Sweeney with the away end singing in
tribute to the two and a message appeared on the scoreboard on 17 minutes
saying, "RIP Liam Sweeney and John Alder - you'll never be forgotten".
After 24 minutes a dinked pass from Perez found Emmanuel Riviere running
through on goal but he couldn't get enough on his shot to beat Chris Kirkland.
Two minutes later and the floodlights were finally put on and after Paul
Dummett stumbled, Sam Hutchinson hit the bar from seven yards, claiming the
ball crossed the line but there was no goalline technology and the officials
waved play on.
Earlier Rob Elliot had tipped the ball onto the bar after making a good block.
United took the lead in the 65th minute when Rob Elliot claimed a cross and
threw the ball to Obertan down the left whose perfect pass bisected the
Wednesday defence, setting up Perez to confidently beat Kirkland from
With two minutes remaining Obertan took advantage of the acres of space he was
enjoying and set up substitute Alex Gilliead who fired over.
Only three sides of the ground were open for this game, with the North
A 30,000 crowd witnessed our most recent
visit to Hillsborough, when four goals were shared with the Owls in a
Championship game on Boxing Day 2009.
New season Magpie Mover tickets are now available for NUFC season
ticket holders to buy, Priced at £20
(£21 by post) they allow free travel on buses, Metro,
trains & ferries in Tyne and wear for three hours before and
after competitive home first team games. Order online
NUFC.com reader and Toon exile Dale Imray
compiled a video of Newcastle fans walking en masse to the ground before
Saturday's game online
here via youtube
Proud sponsors of
An additional pre-season game for Peter Beardsley's U21 side has been
announced, at Spennymoor Town on Wednesday August 13th @ 7.30pm.
Admission to the Brewery Field is by paying at the gate on the night: £4 (£2
Reigning Northern League champions Spenny will kick off their Northern Premier
League season at Padiham four days later and include ex-Newcastle reserve
centre forward Dan Taylor in their squad.
Over 1,100 fans were present for the last meeting of the sides back in July
2011, Nile Ranger and Brad Inman both netting twice during a 4-2 victory for
PS: Newcastle's announcement of this game mentions that it will be their
final warm-up ahead of the Premier U21 League game opener away to Bolton
Wanderers on the following Monday (18th August).
That's the first mention to date of any U21 competitive games, with the
2014/15 fixture list yet to be published.
and Liam RIP
Our thoughts remain with the families and friends of John Alder
and Liam Sweeney as they wait for news of the efforts to repatriate the
victims of flight MH17.
Over £40K has been raised by two separate online collections
here and here.
Thanks to NUFC.com reader David T for the following images
taken at Kuala Lumpur airport:
(n) / Schalke (a)
the organisers have now confirmed a slight alteration to kickoff times on
both days as follows:
Sat 02.08.2014 Malaga v Newcastle 3.30pm Sat 02.08.2014 Schalke 04 v West Ham 5.45pm
Sun 03.08.2014 Malaga v West Ham 3.30pm
Sun 03.08.2014 Schalke 04 v Newcastle 5.45pm
(Times above are local time in Germany)
The change is to delay kickoff in the second game each day by 15 minutes -
presumably to cater for a possible penalty shootout to decide the earlier game
each day. United's pre-season preparations continue
in Germany this coming Saturday and Sunday (August 2nd and 3rd), when they
take part in the inaugural Schalke 04 Cup.
The Bundesliga side will host the four team event at their Veltins Arena home
in the city of Gelsenkirchen (twinned with Newcastle since 1948), with Spanish
side Malaga, ourselves and West Ham completing the lineup.
As was the case in New Zealand recently however, the two Premier League clubs
won't play each other.
Tournament rules: The Schalke 04 Cup will take place over two days, each featuring two
matches of 2 x 45 minutes duration. Points will be awarded according to a
special system, with the winners of each game receiving three points.
If a game ends in a draw after 90 minutes, it will go straight to a penalty
shootout. The shootout winners will receive two points. The tournament will be
won by the team with the highest number of points from two games.
Currently on sale from NUFC to season ticket holders and members: £11 adult
standing, £8 U12 standing, £31 adult seats, £8 U12 seats.
NB: tickets are sold per day, so you'll need two to watch both games.
However they do allow access to the West Ham game played in the same stadium
on the same day.
Squad: to follow.
Malaga: Like United, the Spanish side have prepared for the coming season
with two games against Australian A League opposition - going down under to
beat Adelaide United 5-1 before drawing 1-1 with Perth Glory.
Schalke: Looking to improve on a third place finish last season by closing
the gap on Borussia Dortmund and champions Bayern Munich, coach Jens Keller
has been drilling his squad at a training camp in Austria. That concluded with a 2-1 win over Stoke City on Tuesday, thanks to goals
from Joel Matip and Tranquillo Barnetta - the latter an attacking midfielder
tracked by United as a replacement for Kevin Nolan back in 2011.
A total of eight Schalke players saw service at the World Cup Finals in
Brazil; triumphant German duo Julian Draxler and Benedikt Höwedes,
Kevin-Prince Boateng (Ghana), Sead Kolasinac (Bosnia-Herzegovina), Tranquillo
Barnetta (Switzerland), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands), Atsuto Uchida
(Japan), Joel Matip (Macedonia) and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Cameroon). Following the tournament, Schalke will head to England for another
pre-season game against Premier League opposition, this time Spurs.
From the official Veltins Arena website:
If you plan on using public transportation in order to get to the Veltins-Arena
it is advised that you take tram No. 302 from the lower level of Gelsenkirchen
railway station (Hauptbahnhof) in the direction of Gelsenkirchen-Buer until
you reach the “Veltins-Arena” stop.
Step-free access is available from “Willy-Brandt-Allee” stop, slightly
further away from the Veltins-Arena.
The local transport authority makes sure there are extra trams to all
Schalke 04 matches and other major events held in the Veltins-Arena. Holders
of match or event tickets are entitled to use all public transport services in
the Rhine-Ruhr Transport Authority (VRR) region free of charge. Details are online
TV: Quest TV (Sky 167, Virgin 172, Freeview 37)
Abu Dhabi Sports 2 +HD
Abu Dhabi Sports 3 +HD
Fox Sports 4 (NED)
La Liga TV
Sport 1 TV (GER)
Sport 5 (CZ)
These games are in stark contrast to our last
two games on German soil back in 2012, low-key friendlies against third tier
outfit Chemnitzer and AS Monaco - the latter played on a neutral field in
Opened in 2001 as a replacement for the Parkstadion that hosted games in the
1974 World Cup, the Veltins Arena (originally christened the Arena AufSchalke)
has a capacity of almost 62,000 for domestic fixtures - which reduces to
54,000 when rail seats at one end allowing fans to stand are locked into their
Boasting a retractable roof, the Arena staged the 2004 Champions League Final
and five matches in the 2006 World Cup Finals, including England's defeat on
penalties by a Portugal side featuring SJP old boy Hugo Viana.
United's last meeting with Schalke 04 was in May 1960, when Charlie Mitten's
side triumph 3-0 in front of 10,000 fans during a post-season perambulation
that also included visits to Ireland, Yugoslavia and Spain.
The only notable player link between the clubs came in 2009, when Peter
Lovenkrands moved "on a free from Germany" to SJP after his
Schalke deal was cancelled.
Upcoming talk-in events in the region involving former Newcastle players
include the following:
Fri 08.08.2014 Jinky Jim Smith, Tommy Cassidy, Olivier Bernard, John
McNamee Paul Cannell, Ron McGarry @ The Leazes End Club*, Leazes Park
Road, NE1 4PG. Tickets £5 from Bill Bruce on 07753 573613
(all proceeds donated to charity).
*That's the new name of the former Companions Club and this event has been
organised to mark that change.
Fri 08.08.2014 Steve Howey and Eric Gates @ North Durham Academy
Theatre. Tickets £10 (including pie and peas) from the venue, High Street,
Stanley, DH9 0TW or via 01207 291152.
Thu 28.08.2014John Beresford with Joe Allon @ The Staith
House, North Shields Fish Quay, NE30 1JA. Tickets £15 (including pie and
peas) from the venue.
Next up were Spanish opposition in the shape of Espanyol in Portstewart. It
was 1-1 at half-time and Espanyol went on to win the game 2-1.
A Newcastle Academy side are currently in action at the Milk Cup in Northern Ireland,
but suffered a 0-1 defeat at the hands of County Londonderry on Tuesday
After a scoreless first half in Coleraine, a soft-looking penalty award saw the local lads
to go ahead through Cathal Connolly. Both Mackenzie Heaney and Sean Longstaff
then struck the woodwork for United, but Londonderry held on for the win.
United had begun their group stage games on Monday with a 2-0 win over Japanese side Ichifuna in
Limavady, thanks to first half goals from Longstaff and Dan Ward.
United's group stage placing will dictate who their opponents will be on the
last two days of the event, Thursday and Friday.
Ex-Newcastle United player and coach Tommy Craig has been on Tyneside
with St.Mirren in recent days, ahead of his first full season in charge of the
And following a narrow 4-2 victory at Blyth Spartans on Saturday, a training
session at the Magpies' Little Benton facility on Monday clearly had the
desired effect on the Buddies - who went to Whitley Bay and won 10-0.
with a "Tim"
United's 17 man squad in
development side were in Germany over the weekend at the Oberndorf Tournament,
and although they couldn't repeat their trophy-winning successes of 1997 and
2005 still manage to grab the headlines.
A win, a draw and a loss in their group games left Peter Beardsley's side out
of contention going into a playoff against home-based Team Schwarzwald
But with the score tied at 1-1 and penalties looming, United took inspiration
from Dutch boss Lous van Gaal at the World Cup - and replaced their
Brendan Pearson was the substitute handed the Tim Krul role and he proceeded
to emulate his club colleague, saving three spot kicks as United ran out 4-3
Eintracht Frankfurt won 1-0 (Roberts)
Fluminense Rio De Janeirodrew 0-0 Bayer Leverkusen lost 0-3
Team Schwarzwald drew 1-1 (Quinn) (won 4-3 pens) Eintracht Frankfurt drew 1-1 (Roberts) (won 8-7 pens)
Matches were 25
minutes each in the group stages, extending to 30 minutes for the playoffs.
United finished fifth in the eight team event, that was won for the second
successive year by Fluminense.
Squad: Dan Barlaser, Jamie Cobain, Ben Drennan, Macauley Gillesphey, Alex
Gilliead, Tom Heardman, Joe Kerridge, Adam Laidler, Ryan McKinnon, Greg Olley,
Brendan Pearson, Jonathyn Quinn, Carl Robinson, Callum Roberts, Liam Smith,
Jordan Storey, Callum Williams.
Loic KO: Reds
Sky Sports News reported on Sunday afternoon that the proposed
transfer of QPR striker Loic Remy to Liverpool had been abandoned "after
concerns over his medical".
The French international who spent last season on loan at Newcastle had
travelled to Boston in order to link with up the Reds on their US tour.
Press reports last week claimed that the deal was done, the medical checks
passed and personal terms agreed, with only an unspecified paperwork issue to
be resolved before a formal announcement of the transfer.
Old boy: Edinburgh
Released by Newcastle at the end of last season after having failed to
make a competitive senior appearance, midfielder Michael Richardson was
spotted on Sunday playing as a trialist for Scottish side Hibernian.
The 22 year-old Tynesider came off the bench for the final 17 minutes of a 0-1
friendly reverse to Dundee United at Easter Road. Joining the demoted side for
pre-season training, Michael is expected to get more pitch time against East
Fife on Wednesday.
Richardson joined the Magpies following a trial in 2010 and was loaned to
Leyton Orient, Gillingham and Accrington Stanley. His only senior action came
in brief outings at Darlington in 2011 and Motherwell two years later.
Friday saw former Newcastle loan defender Patrick van Aanholt end his
stay at Chelsea, moving to wearside for an undisclosed fee on a four year
The Dutch international was signed by United during their Championship season
back in January 2010, following an injury to first choice left back Jose
Enrique and went on to make seven appearances.
Moving to Stamford Bridge from PSV Eindhoven in 2007, Van Aanholt had faced
United earlier in the 2009/10 season during a loan spell with Coventry City.
Featuring briefly in Chelsea's first team, Patrick netted against Newcastle in
our 4-3 League Cup victory the following year, before further loans saw him
appear in the colours of both Leicester City and Wigan Athletic.
Farmed out to Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem in January 2012, van Aanholt remained
at the Gelredome for the following two and a half seasons - during which time
he had a first senior outing for the Dutch national side.
Newcastle's pre-season home opponents Real Sociedad have been paired
with Aberdeen in the Third Qualifying Round of the Europa League -
sending the Spaniards to Pittodrie just days before they are due on Tyneside.
The Dons will travel to San Sebastien on Thursday July 31st before Sociedad
visit the Granite City on Thursday August 7th - three days before playing at
Speculation over the future of Fraser Forster continues, with the
ex-Newcastle goalkeeper keeping a clean sheet in a Champions League Qualifier
for Celtic on Tuesday.
The 26 year-old England international custodian was the subject of a bid from
Southampton in recent days that was described the Parkhead club as
"derisory", but an improved offer from the Saints is
The Scottish champions are seeking between £7.5m and £9m for Fraser and seem
happy to cash in on him, signing ready-made replacement Craig Gordon on a free
Departing from Tyneside in 2012 without making a senior competitive appearance
for United, it's reported that a 25% sell-on clause was inserted in the deal
when Celtic paid £2.2m for his services.
Available for pre-order from various online retailers but yet to be
launched or even mentioned by NUFC is this season's Puma-supplied home shirt.
The back panel is black.
Ayoze Perez, Jack Colback, Siem De Jong, Remy Cabella,
Emmanuel Riviere, Daryl Janmaat.
06.06.2014 Striker Ayoze Perez (20) CD Tenerife. 09.06.2014 Midfielder Jack Colback (24)unattached. 01.07.2014 Midfielder Siem De Jong (25) Ajax. 13.07.2014 Midfielder Remy Cabella (24) Montpellier. 16.07.2014 Striker Emmanuel Riviere (24) Monaco. 17.07.2014 full back Daryl Janmaat (24) Feyenoord.
Shola Ameobi, Dan Gosling, Luuk De Jong, Loic Remy, James Tavernier, Romain
Amalfitano, Mathieu Debuchy.
NB: 2013/14 ST holders renewing with unchanged details and seat should
continue to use their existing ST cards.
New ST cards will only be issued to new ST holders, those changing age bands or
On the opening day of ticket sales, they officially commence at 10am.
Away tickets are sold only to season ticket holders and members. All ST holders are also automatically members (a non-negotiable fee is
added annually by NUFC to each ST).
A £1 administration fee per ticket applies to away sales in all competitions, with no upper limit.
In addition, non-NUFC members pay the same fee on home ticket sales.
NUFC's members only away ticket policy is
still in force, with
only NUFC ST holders and members able to purchase tickets. NB: for the
pre-season games listed below, two tickets per member number can be bought.
Thu 31.07.2014 U18s v team tbc (n) @ venue tbc KO
tbc. Northern Ireland Milk Cup.
Fri 01.08.2014 U18s v team tbc (n) @ venue tbc KO tbc. Northern Ireland Milk Cup.
Sat 02.08.2014Malaga (n) @ Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen,
3.30pm local time. Schalke 04 Cup, Friendly. ST holder sale now,
£11 adult standing, £8 U12 standing, £31 adult seats, £8 U12 seats. Day ticket - also valid for
admission to Schalke 04 v West Ham United @ 5.45pm.
Live on Quest TV.
Sun 03.08.2014 Schalke 04 (a) @ Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen, 5.45pm
Schalke 04 Cup, Friendly. ST holder sale now, £11
adult standing, £8 U12 standing, £31 adult seats, £8 U12 seats. Day
ticket - also valid for admission to Malaga v West Ham United @ 3.30pm.
Live on Quest TV.
Mon 04.08.2014 U21s v Barnsley U21s (a) @
Oakwell Academy, 1.30pm (public game)
Tue 05.08.2014 Huddersfield Town (a)
@ John Smiths Stadium, 7.45pm.
ST holder sale now,
£15 adults, £10 OAPs/U18s. Allocation: tbc.
Sun 10.08.2014 Real Sociedad (h) @ SJP, KO 1.30pm. Friendly. Public
sale now. £15 adults, £5
concessions. Lower Bowl only on sale.
Tue 13.08.2014 U21s v Spennymoor
Town (a) @ Brewery Field, 7.30pm.
Tue 13.08.2014 Capital One Cup Second Round draw involves NUFC (may be
Sun 17.08.2014 Manchester City (h) @ SJP, 4pm. Premier
League. Public sale now (online), Mon 04.08.2014 (in person/by phone) Live
Sat 23.08.2014 Aston Villa (a) @ Villa Park, 12.45pm. Premier
League. ST holder sale now, 50 loyalty points. Reduced
to 25 points at 10am on Thu 31.07 and zero points at 10am on Mon 04.08. £41
adults, £33 over-65s, U21s, NUS, Armed Forces, £17 U18s, £12 U8s (£1
reduction applies for restricted views). Live
3rd Round w/e of 03.01.2015 4th Round w/e of 24.01.2015 5th Round w/e of 14.02.2015 6th Round w/e of 07.03.2015 SF Sat 18.04.2015/Sun 19.04.2015 Final Sat 30.05.2015
U21 Premier League 2014/15:
United will play in Division 2 along with:
Arsenal, Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, Brighton and Hove
Albion, Derby County, Middlesbrough, Reading,
Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion, Wolves.
(Division 1 is composed of: Chelsea, Everton, Fulham, Leicester City, Liverpool,
Manchester City, Manchester United, Norwich City, Southampton, mackems, Spurs,
FA Youth Cup Round Dates: 3rd Round by 20.12.2014 4th Round by 17.01.2015 5th Round by 31.01.2015 6th Round by 21.02.2015 SF1 by 07.03.2015 SF2 by 21.03.2015 Final 1 tbc Final 2 tbc
Travelis the public face of the Newcastle United Travel Plan, aimed to help fans attend games using the most efficient and
sustainable methods available.
Confirmed NUFC UK live TV coverage:
NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
Manchester City (h) 4pm
Mon 29.09.2014 Stoke City (a) 8pm
Sun 09.11.2014 West Brom (a) 1.30pm
NUFC Live on BT Sport:
Aston Villa (a) 12.45pm
Sat 01.11.2014 Liverpool (h) 12.45pm
NUFC Live on Quest TV: Sat 02.08.2014 Malaga (n)
2.30pm BST Sun 03.08.2014 Schalke (a) 4.30pm BST
Rugby Union World
Cup @ SJP:
The 20 team event runs from 18.09.2015 to 31.10.2015 with three games at SJP:
Sat 03.10.2015 South Africa v Scotland Fri 09.10.2015 New Zealand v Tonga Sat 10.10.2015 Samoa v Scotland
Now: Traveling Fan Packages
Now: Hospitality Packages
Now: English rugby club members
12-29.09.2014 General sale
General sale to the public via a ballot
11.2014/12.2014 General sale First come, first served basis for any left
The way international matches are scheduled is changing, as UEFA confirm:
The Week of Football means matches take place over six days from Thursday
to Tuesday. Kick-off times will be set largely at 18.00CET and 20.45CET on
Saturdays and Sundays and at 20.45CET for Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and
On double-header match weeks, teams will play on Thursday and Sunday, Friday
and Monday or Saturday and Tuesday.
06.09.2014 Ivory Coast v team tbc*
10.09.2014 Cameroon v Ivory Coast
11.10.2014 DR Congo v Ivory Coast
15.10.2014 Ivory Coast v DR Congo
15.11.2014 team tbc* v Ivory Coast
19.11.2014 Ivory Coast v Cameroon
(*either Sierra Leone or Seychelles)
Group G: 06.09.2014 Senegal v Egypt
10.09.2014 team tbc** v Senegal
11.10.2014 Senegal v Tunisia
15.10.2014 Tunisia v Senegal
15.11.2014 Egypt v Senegal
19.11.2014 Senegal v team tbc**
Centre forward Alec began his
career at local Lancashire side Hindsford before attracting the attention of
Manchester United - although he was never to make a senior appearance for the
Moving on to Southport in 1951, Gaskell's form
brought First Division scouts to Haig Avenue and Newcastle bid £5,000 in
October 1953 to secure his services.
Featuring for United's first team just once - a 2-3 home defeat by
Middlesbrough on Boxing Day 1953 - Alec moved on to Mansfield Town the
following season, staying at Field Mill until joining Grantham Town in summer
Making a fleeting return to the Football League a year later with Tranmere
Rovers, later stints with Rhyl, Wigan Rovers, Mossley and Winsford United then
Gaskell retired from playing in 1962 after sustaining a broken wrist at
Winsford and later worked for a cable manufacturer in his native Lancashire.
Friendly B.Robson (38)
21,000 Pop Robson's spot kick success was followed just four
minutes later by a penalty award to the Jambos. Thankfully
Magpies' keeper Iam McFaul saved Ernie Winchester's
1991 With the
first team away on another tour of obscure Swedish clubs,
a side of unwanted senior players and juniors beat Alnwick
Town 7-2, at their St.James' Park.
Roy Aitken was on the scoresheet, while Mark Stimson,
Neil Simpson and Billy Askew also appeared for the
That quarter had been told their first team careers were
over at United, and were all keeping fit while searching
for new clubs.
1996 Thailand XI (a)
Friendly Asprilla, Lee 64
Srithong-in United began a three match tour of Asia with
victory in Bangkok, but as much attention was devoted to
the aftershocks from news of the signing of centre forward
Ahead of the game, a
statesman-like Kevin Keegan had commented:
"This signing is for the people of Newcastle. It
just shows you the ambition of Newcastle United. We are
the biggest thinking team in Europe now.
"We're not the
biggest, most successful team, but we're the biggest
thinking club and we have tremendous support from above
which allows me to buy players.
"Alan will not be
joining us here. Tell the Thai team they just have to
worry about Ferdinand, Beardsley and Asprilla.
"I have signed Alan to play alongside Les Ferdinand
and I am convinced they will be the most potent strike
force anywhere. I see the signing of Alan Shearer as just
reward for our fans.
else, I am ecstatic with this signing - I think it shows
our ambition. Now we have signed the best for the
Bradford City (a)
Friendly Asprilla(7), Beardsley(27), Watson(39)
A game arranged as part of the deal that brought the
midfield talents of Des Hamilton from the Bantams to the
Disco Des led the visitors onto the pitch, or so he
thought. However, as he strode forward the rest of the team
him to run out at Valley Parade alone.
Silvio Maric inspired his side to a 1-0 win over the
mackems. Unfortunately it came a year too late - Maric had
already left SJP and was playing for Porto at the time....
Newcastle XI won 6-2 at Hebburn, thanks to hat-tricks
for Carl Finnigan - who lived yards from Hebburn's
Victoria Road West ground - and for Marc Walton.
Hebburn had a certain Gary Bennett playing for them, while
United's new Academy chief Brian Eastick was in charge of
the Magpies. NUFC.com
looked less and less likely that United defender Jonathan
Woodgate would be available when we opened our Premiership
campaign in his home town, Middlesbrough.
The central defender was sent for a scan to try and
identify the cause of his latest problem, apparently
sustained in training.
Sol Campbell was heavily linked with a move to the
North-East after his contract at Arsenal had expired.
However, the central defender ended up at Portsmouth.
Four years later Campbell would complete a move to
Tyneside after a brief stint with Notts County and a
return to Arsenal for the second half of the 2009/10
2010 Newly-appointed reserve coaching duo Peter
Beardsley and Steve Stone eased into their new roles with
a debut victory at the International Stadium against
First half goals from Nile
Ranger, Haris Vuckic and an OG from Callum Morris
completed the scoring, with the third goal cruel luck
indeed for the on-trial defender who had been released by
us at the end of 2009/10. NUFC.com
Peter Beardsley marked the first anniversary of his taking charge of United's reserves with a 4-2
win over Northern League champions Spennymoor Town.
Doubles from Brad Inman and Nile Ranger saw an orange-clad
United triumph at a sunny Brewery Field in front of over
NUFC.com match report
St. Mirren (a)
4,216 Scotland, Portugal, Portugal, England,
Scotland - United's meandering pre-season tour saw them debut in Paisley
against the SPL side.
Papiss Cisse played for the first time since the furore over his wearing W*nga-branded
kit arose, and soon opened the scoring.
Mathieu Debuchy then added a
second, with former Saints loan duo Paul Dummett and Conor Newton also getting
some pitch time.