27 mins Jonjo
Shelvey and Matt Ritchie combined down the United left for Andy
Carroll to sweep home a simple scoring chance.
Half time: Magpies 1 Tykes 0
54 mins Austrian
midfielder Marcel Ritzmaier taking a pass from Kilian Ludewig before beating Mark
Gillespie from close range. 1-1
77 mins A fine forward pass from Dan Barlaser found Jacob
Murphy out wide on the Newcastle right and he jinked infield despite the
attentions - and attempted block - of a visiting player.
Reaching the right hand byline Murphy advanced under strong pressure from
another defender and was eventually hauled over. He confidently converted the
resultant penalty. 2-1
Full time: Magpies 2 Tykes 1
Magpies Coach and former Barnsley player Steve Agnew
“We knew that Barnsley after staying up in the
Championship last season, would be a step up from Crewe, they press high and
have a lot of young lads.
"The wind was difficult for both teams, it was really blowy out there and
keeping the ball and moving the ball across the pitch was difficult.
"From a positive point of view you know, we came through it. The aim was to give
the lads, the vast majority of the squad, 60 minutes.
“We did a little bit more with Jonjo [Shelvey] and Isaac [Hayden] playing maybe
70/75 minutes, which was pleasing.
Towards the end we had one v ones with Almiron, with Allan Maximin, with Matt
Ritchie. We had chances and Andy Carroll scored a terrific goal, great run
forward by Jonjo Shelvey and great finish with his left foot.
"Ultimately, we are two weeks away from West Ham and physically we feel we are
in decent nick.
hasn’t played much football since March, he missed the back end of Burnley’s
season but you can see in training he is a good footballer.
"He is really good
condition physically and I think it is important like any new player when
they come to a club, to fit in with his team-mates and how they play, where
"You can see he has
got a good understanding of how to play the game, I think he will be a
terrific signing for us."
On Jacob Murphy:
"Obviously Jacob has genuine pace, had a
good season on loan at Sheffield Wednesday last season. I think confidence
is the key word.
"He has got genuine pace
and he also added goals to his game last season in the Championship, he
finished with nine goals.
"A successful loan period
and he has certainly taken the manager’s eye in this short pre-season so we
will just keep on at Jacob to continue his work and I’m sure that he will be
around it this season.
On Andy Carroll:
"For a striker to score two in
two, whether pre-season games or in the season, it is all positive really.
“Big Andy, we know his strengths, sometimes though he
gets underestimated for his technical ability.
(Shelvey) cut the ball back with his left foot, he (Carroll)
smashed it into the bottom corner, so he is in a good place.
"He has had a pre-season
now and he looks fit and he looks lean and he will be pleased with his
contribution in these two games and both goals."
"I’m very happy with the boys;
we played 55 or 60 minutes on a high level.
"Newcastle had a lot of
luck with many chances that we have, but this is what we can speak about
with the boys, that we must score more goals – especially in the first half.
"In the second half, in the first ten minutes, we had so many chances to
score goals. We dominated the game and in one situation we didn’t have the
right focus and the opponent took the lead, but I think, in the end, it was
a very good test for my boys.
"Everyone had the chance to show me a good game and I’m
very happy with the players – this was the next step in our pre-season.
"We always had control on the ball; it
wasn’t easy with the wind against us, but we had the ball on the ground and
played very quick in the position.
“Newcastle had a lot of problems with our quick game
and forward running. I think we had good timing in our game and control, and
I think this was the goal.”
Pre-season pitch time (in minutes):
Atsu 45+29=74+1 goal
Carroll 45+61=106+2 goals
Fernandez 45+61=106+1 goal
Murphy 45+29=74+1 goal (pen)
There was a first outing for recent arrival
Newcastle maintained their 100% record in pre-season on Saturday
with a second victory over lower league opposition - this time
back at Darsley Park.
As was the case against Crewe, United led 1-0 at the interval through
Andy Carroll's strike - following a move down the left by Jonjo
Shelvey and Matt Ritchie.
Rather than swapping the entire side at half time, Steve Bruce left
his outfield players in situ to complete an hour before making changes.
By then the Championship side were level, Marcel Ritzmaier taking a pass from Kilian Ludewig
and beating Mark
Gillespie from close in on 54 minutes.
The Magpies felt that they were denied a penalty on 72 minutes when
a visiting player looked to use a hand in blocking Jacob Murphy's
strike on the goal-line.
However Murphy was awarded a spot kick just five minutes later after
he was fouled in the area, having raced on to a fine forward pass
from Dan Barlaser.
With both Shelvey and Ritchie off the field, Murphy fired home the
penalty to increase his goal tally against the Tykes - having netted
against them on his debut for Sheffield Wednesday last season.
Speaking after the game, Magpies Coach Steve Agnew praised Murphy
and appeared to suggest that the player may remain on Tyneside this
coming season rather than be loaned out or sold.
There was a debut for Jeff Hendrick, while Ritchie returned after
missing Tuesday's game. Neither Matty Longstaff and Jamaal Lascelles
The injured trio of Martin Dubravka, Fabian Schar and Dwight Gayle
were all missing, while Yoshinori Muto and Achraf Lazaar haven't
returned to pre-season training as attempts continue to move them
Also conspicuous by his absence was record signing Joelinton, with
the club still to comment on rumours that he is in quarantine
after an overseas trip.
Despite the lamentable lack of strikers in the squad, there was no
call-up for Elias Sorensen, who featured for the first team ahead of
last season after signing an extended contract. He turns 21 next
Last season's U23 top scorer Tom Allan meanwhile has departed on a
season-long loan to Accrington Stanley and was leading their attack
against Salford in a kickabout on Saturday afternoon.
The third of United's four warm-up games sees them trek to another
field on Tuesday to face Boro on their training pitch at Hurworth, before
fellow Championship side Stoke
City visit SJP on Saturday.