Harvey Barnes’s Newcastle Debut: Teenager Elliot Anderson Shines, Indicating Promising Future

THE “Geordie Maradona” upstaged over £125million of recent expertise to indicate Eddie Howe that he’s able to shine for Newcastle subsequent season.

Elliot Anderson, 20, recovered from a surprising early miss to pull Toon again from 2-0 right down to 2-2 towards Aston Villa in a reminder to Magpies boss Eddie Howe that he’s greater than ok to play a starring position within the Tyneside revolution.

Newcastle teen Elliot Anderson scored one and created one other in an eye catching showCredit score: Getty

Anderson recovered from a shocking early miss to score Newcastle first in Philadelphia

Anderson recovered from a surprising early miss to attain Newcastle first in PhiladelphiaCredit score: Getty

Emi Buendia was the standout for Villa in Philadelphia, bagging an help and two targets in an entertaining 3-3 draw.

Anderson, rapidly rising because the star of Newcastle’s pre-season, solely performed 45 minutes however scored one and created one other.

Regardless of costly signings on either side like Pau Torres, Sandro Tonali and Harvey Barnes – who performed 20 minutes simply hours after finishing his £38million transfer from Leicester – on present, it was the Newcastle academy midfielder who stood out.

It was a nightmare begin as he fully missed the ball with the aim gaping after Ollie Watkins’ opener following Buendia’s help.

The Argentinean continued his blistering begin by firing in on the close to publish off his left peg to place Villa 2-0 up inside 11 minutes.  

Newcastle have caught religiously to 4-3-3 beneath Howe however the Toon supervisor trialled 3-4-2-1 right here – and so they have been all at sea early on, minimize to shreds at will by the rampant Brummies. 

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Ollie Watkins scored the first goal of an entertaining friendly in Philadelphia

Ollie Watkins scored the primary aim of an entertaining pleasant in PhiladelphiaCredit score: Getty

Emi Buendia was the star for Aston Villa with a goal and an asssist.

Emi Buendia was the star for Aston Villa with a aim and an asssist.Credit score: Getty

But with 28 minutes gone it was 2-1 due to Anderson, making amends for his early howler by latching onto Jacob Murphy’s floated via ball, chopping inside Ezri Konsa’s despairing dive and coolly slotting previous Emi Martinez. 

And Newcastle drew degree on the verge of half-time by way of Alexander Isak, however it was right down to the sensible work of that man Anderson once more.

First he robbed Boubacar Kamara in midfield earlier than driving previous Matty Money into the field.

Anderson, who began two Prem video games final 12 months having spent the season earlier than on mortgage at Bristol Rovers, then had Konsa on toast once more with Maritinez parrying his effort earlier than Isak fired house.

Buendia’s tap-in made it 3-2 quickly after the break earlier than sub Callum Wilson levelled up once more with a easy end into an empty internet.

Villa new boy Moussa Diaby was at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Monetary Discipline however was not included within the squad, with fellow current arrivals Youri Tielemans and Pau Torres subs. 


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