Pic Special: Blackpool 0 Newcastle 1

Shola Ameobi's early, acrobatic strike earned Newcastle United a 1-0 victory away at Blackpool in their latest pre-season friendly on Sunday.

The long-serving front man superbly angled home an effort into the far corner with less than five minutes on the clock and that proved to be the difference between the sides at Bloomfield Road.

It was a real game of two halves, with the Magpies dominating the first period and Sylvain Marveaux, Steven Taylor, Yohan Cabaye and Moussa Sissoko all going close to extending their advantage.

But Blackpool hit back after the break, with Thomas Ince particularly impressive, and United had to be extremely resolute defensively to earn their first clean sheet of their warm-up games to date.

New Change Kit

It's time for change - get kitted out and join the Rafalution in our stunning new change kit - available now!
Change kit asset 149x141

Third Kit Available Now

The new third kit is available online and in our official club store now!
Third kit asset 149x141

New Home Kit

The new home kit is available now. Get kitted out and join the Rafalution!
Home kit  asset 080716

Get £30 In Free Bets

Bet £10 and get £30 in free football bets with our official online betting partner Coral.
(18+ T&Cs Apply)

£30 Free Bets