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Blackpool 0, Newcastle 1 - As it Happened

Newcastle defeated Blackpool 1-0 in a friendly on Saturday thanks to an early goal from Shola Ameobi. Here's how it happened, according to Twitter.

Stu Forster

Newcastle defeated Blackpool 1-0 Saturday on a Shola Ameobi header. The goal was actually assisted by Mike Williamson (!), who flicked on (!!) from a Yohan Cabaye corner (!!!). The match wasn't televised, but thankfully, we live in the Twitter Age, so we can piece together what happened, almost as if we were there (slight exaggeration). Thank you to all of the journalists and fans who passed on their observations and pictures from Bloomfield Road. The Toon Army really came through, as we have come to expect. If their accounts are to be believed, there were plenty of positive performances today, with Yoan Gouffran, Sylvain Marveaux, and Jonas Gutierrez among the standouts. I've compiled a lot of the tweets into one story, and unfortunately due to the format you'll have to click through to see all of it. Here's the rundown: