Lomana LuaLua's shot from Quinn's pass was blocked by goalkeeper
Jordy Besselink, but Lua was on hand to sweep the rebound home. 1-0
Brian Kerr set up Alan
Shearer to shoot into the net. 2-0
Lomana LuaLua set up Alan Shearer to shoot into the net. 3-0
Wayne Quinn's left wing centre was headed in by Alan Shearer. 4-0
Half time: De Tubanters 0 NUFC 4
48 mins Gary Speed set up Laurent Robert to fire in easily. 5-0
52 mins Maarten Bollen fouled Shola Ameobi in the box and
Laurent Robert cbeat replacement 'keeper Wout oude Voshaar from the penalty
60 mins Steve Caldwell crossed for Marcelino to net with a header. 7-0
62 mins Maarten Bollen diverted a Solano cross into his own net. 8-0
75 mins Bassedas fired home. 9-0
Full time: De Tubanters 0 NUFC
Pre-season pitch time (in minutes):
The second game of United's pre-season jaunt in the
Netherlands took them to the extreme east of the country, a short
walk from the German border.
With something of a history of welcoming foreign opposition, amateur side Tubanters (which loosely translates as the first settlers) had played host
in previous years to Real Zaragosa, Schalke 04 and Spurs.
Their affable manager
pointed out before kickoff that their scoreboard only went as far as nine
and if we got any more, we'd have to start from one again.... He was nearly
Early signs of a compact and organised home side
evaporated within 20 minutes once the scoring started, as Newcastle's first outing
in the new blue and grey change strip proved to be a goalfest.
There were dropped pencils a-plenty in
the press box as both Bassedas and Marcelino got on the scoresheet, the
latter for the first time in a first team outing of any sort. Suspicion
lingers that United settled at nine so as not to embarrass their hosts
The final word from one local, who applauded as Wor Al completed his hat trick, before wryly commenting that
"not all Dutchmen are as daft as Gullit".