Middlesbrough 5-1 Newcastle United pre-season friendly match causes stir by fans

Middlesbrough 5-1 Newcastle United pre-season friendly match causes stir by fans

Newcastle United were beaten 5-1 by Middlesbrough in a pre-season friendly match at Rockliffe Park on Tuesday. Britt Assombalonga scored twice and Marcus Tavernier was also on target for the home side, but Allan Saint-Maximin pulled one back before half time for Steve Bruce’s side. However Neil Warnock’s team – whose first competitive fixture of the season comes on Friday when they face Shrewsbury Town in the Carabao Cup – added two more goals in the second period, through Grant Hall and, from the penalty spot, Stephen Walker. Both sides also had a…

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