A first half brace from Joelinton has put Newcastle in a commanding position at the break. The Brazilian’s first goal was a header set up by Jacob Murphy before he doubled United’s advantage just before half-time.
Al Hilal had several chances themselves in the opening 45 minutes but were denied by several good saves from debutant goalkeeper Loris Karius.
Opened the scoring early on with a bullet header and saw and edge of the box effort saved after being teed up by Joe Willock. A great run and finish put Newcastle 2-0 up just before the break. An impressive outing before being taken off early in the second half. Photo: George Wood
Won back possession well in the middle and showed good turns of pace when breaking into the final third. Was unselfish to try and set up a chance for Joelinton. Should have scored himself and had a goal ruled out for offside but set up Joelinton for his second goal. Photo: Stu Forster