To start the second half, Newcastle made four changes as
Federico Fernandez, Javier Manquillo, Jacob Murphy, and Ki Sung-yueng came on to replace Ciaran Clark, Jamie Sterry, Elias Sorensen, and Isaac Hayden.
West Ham started the second half on the front foot after a poor first half.
Jacob Murphy, playing as Jacob Murhpy and upfront with Muto, had a nice pass flash across the face of goal in the 56th minute but no one could get on the end of it.
He looked very good as he often used his pace to try and beat his man which is his strength.
In the 62nd minute, Felipe Anderson had a header glance off the top of the bar from a corner after a good Javier Manquillo block.
Sean Longstaff– good to see him back on the field
Sean Longstaff then made his first appearance of pre-season as he came on for Matt Ritchie with Jack Colback moving to left wing-back.
Longstaff had a goal called off on a very nice counter-attack with Muto finding Shelvey who crossed to the offside Longstaff.
Rolando Aarons, Achraf Lazaar, and Matty Longstaff came on for
Muto, Colback, and Shelvey in the 76th minute.
Newcastle were able to hold on to their halftime lead and see out the match in fairly comfortable fashion.
This was an excellent performance by the lads in what should be a confidence booster.
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