- Barnes, 25, signed for Newcastle in a £38million from Leicester City final week
- Anderson, 20, now has 4 targets & three assists for the Magpies this pre-season
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Traveling Newcastle followers in the US is not going to solely be sweating as a consequence of extreme warmth in the Northeast, but additionally over the standing of latest signing Harvey Barnes, who appeared to have injured himself in the final minutes of a 2-1 win over Brighton on Friday.
Barnes, who joined his new teammates on their pre-season tour after the completion of his £38million transfer final week, sat on the sidelines of Red Bull Arena in a worrying sight to Geordie followers, making an attempt to shake off a cramp in his left leg earlier than ahead Elliot Anderson’s late brace sealed a dramatic win, proper on the dying for the Magpies.
The 25-year-old Barnes stayed on the pitch, nonetheless, and was in a position to proceed till the final whistle in Harrison, New Jersey. An replace on his situation has but to be launched by the membership.
Barnes, whose solely England cap dates again to a 3-0 win over Wales in 2020, got here on in the second-half of Newcastle’s thrilling 3-3 draw in opposition to Aston Villa final Sunday in Philadelphia, however did not characteristic in the workforce’s 1-1 draw in opposition to Chelsea in Atlanta on Wednesday.
He signed a five-year contract with the Toon Army, following his eight-figure switch from Championship-bound Leicester City earlier this month.
Despite harm considerations over Newcastle’s new signing, followers can have lots to rave about forward of the beginning of the upcoming Premier League season in two weeks time, particularly over the efficiency of younger midfielder, Elliot Anderson.
With the Magpies seemingly heading for his or her third consecutive draw in America, the 20-year-old by no means gave up hope to seal all three factors for his workforce, scoring twice in the final six minutes, after Brighton opened the scoring via a tap-in from Danny Welbeck in the early phases of the second-half.
The midfielder’s first purpose got here in the 86th minute after a miscommunication from two Seagulls gamers – teen Ed Turns and new boy Yasin Ayiri – on a sideward cross, gifting Anderson a possibility to intercept the ball.
He had his shot from contained in the field blocked by Turns earlier than getting again onto his ft, beating the center-back to the ball and lifting the ball previous goalkeeper Bart Verbruggen.
Anderson’s second purpose of the night time got here in the final minute of stoppage time (90’+ 2), when Jacob Murphy’s via ball had sufficient whip on it to get previous Turns, once more giving Anderson an opportunity to pounce.
And the younger Englishman certain did, putting the ball into the again of the subsequent after heading off Turns’ last-ditch problem from contained in the field.
Anderson’s late brace concludes Newcastle’s unbeaten pre-season tour in the US, with the Magpies drawing twice and successful as soon as in the Premier League Summer Series in America.
They now lead the competitors, albeit having performed a sport extra (5) than second-place Aston Villa, third-place Chelsea, fifth-place Fulham and final place Brentford.
Anderson, himself, has now three assists and 4 targets this pre-season for the Geordies.
The Toon Army, as properly as Brighton, will now head again to England to complete their respective pre-season preparations. Newcastle tackle Serie A aspect Fiorentina at St. James’ Park on August 5 earlier than dealing with Villareal, of La Liga, only a day later.
On the opposite hand, Brighton, will play in opposition to Rayo Vallecano, additionally on the identical day that the Magpies face their La Liga rivals.
The Seagulls then open their Premier League marketing campaign on August 12 in opposition to newly-promoted Luton Town, whereas Newcastle host Aston Villa at dwelling.