Goals and Highlights: Rotherham United 1-1 Newcastle United in Pre-Season Friendly Match 2021
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That's all for now!

I’ve been Harry Roy and it’s been a pleasure to bring you all of this evening's action – catch you all next time!
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FT: Rotherham 1-1 Newcastle

It's all over here at the New York Stadium, and a late Jeff Hendrick header ensured that Newcastle weren't beaten by League One side Rotherham after Michael Smith notched The Millers in front early in the first half.
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84' – GOAL! Rotherham 1-1 Newcastle (Hendrick)

Newcastle are level and guess who has scored... Jeff Hendrick!

His header from a Murphy cross beat Johansson at the far post and Steve Bruce's side are level with just over five minutes left to play.

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Another youngster enters the field for Newcastle, this time it's Jack Young who replaces Sean Longstaff.
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It now seems that Jeff Hendrick, a natural centre-midfielder, is playing up front for Newcastle currently...
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18-year-old Joe White is the next player to come on for Newcastle, he's on for Dwight Gayle.

Away from substitutions, there's been very little to report on in this second half.

Chances are few and far between as we approach the final ten minutes here in South Yorkshire...

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Newcastle make two more changes.

Jeff Hendrick and Matty Longstaff are on for Callum Wilson and Isaac Hayden.

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Rotherham make four changes as Jake Hull, Kieran Sadlier, Jacob Gratton and Joshua Kayode replace Richard Wood, Chiedozie Ogbene, Mikel Miller and Freddie Ladapo.
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Tonight's attendance

There are 4,370 supporters inside the New York Stadium this evening, 1,488 of those are away fans.

A tremendous effort, as always, from the Toon Army.

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Newcastle make a double substitution with Emil Krafth and Fabian Schar coming on for Matt Ritchie and Federico Fernandez.
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First change of the evening for Rotherham sees a trialist come on in place of Ben Wiles.
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Gayle skips past a few challenges before finding an angle to shoot, but his effort is wide of Johansson's post.
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Johansson makes a spectacular save to deny Fernandez's header!

So close to an equaliser for the away side – all coming from that free-kick delivered into the box by Ritchie.

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Newcastle have a free-kick in a very promising position...
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Murphy's low ball towards Gayle is blocked and cleared by the Rotherham defence.
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We are underway for the second half!

Mark Gillespie, Jacob Murphy, Kell Watts and Paul Dummett are all on for Newcastle – replacing Freddie Woodman, Jamaal Lascelles, Ciaran Clark and Ryan Fraser.

Rotherham remain unchanged.

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HT: Rotherham 1-0 Newcastle

Newcastle grew into the game as the half went on, with big chances falling the way of Sean Longstaff and Callum Wilson – but it's Rotherham who have the lead at the break courtesy of a bullet header from Michael Smith.
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Harding's poor attempt at an interception presented the ball to Wilson who – off balance – flashed a shot wide of the post.
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Newcastle should be level as a big chance goes begging for the away side!

Ritchie cuts the ball from the back-post towards Sean Longstaff, who from ten-yards out thumps the ball over the top.

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Fraser tees up Sean Longstaff with the free-kick but he cannons his effort over the crossbar.
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It's Newcastle's turn to have a free-kick in a dangerous position as Gayle is fouled on the edge of the 18-yard box.
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Newcastle are starting to come into the game a bit more, but Rotherham still look relatively comfortable and are full value for their 1-0 lead.
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Clark makes a vital block for Newcastle to stop it from being 2-0 to the hosts, as he intercepts Miller's cross that was heading into the path of Ladapo, who was ready to tap the ball in.

Newcastle are all over the place so far...

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The free-kick finds the head of Smith but the forward is unable head the ball on target.
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Lewis trips Miller and Rotherham have a free-kick in a dangerous position.
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8' – GOAL! Rotherham 1-0 Newcastle (Smith)

Rotherham take the lead courtesy of a big header from Michael Smith!

The League One side are ahead here inside ten minutes!

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Lewis works space down the left-hand side for Newcastle and crosses into the path of Gayle who's unable to get a shot away.
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Newcastle have an early free-kick which is delivered into the penalty area by Ritchie but ends up falling out for a goal-kick.
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We are underway in South Yorkshire!
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The teams are out!

The two sides enter the pitch at the New York Stadium and kick-off is now imminent.
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No Saint-Maximin for Newcastle tonight...

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Starting XI – Newcastle

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Starting XI – Rotherham

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Two hours to go!

We are officially two hours away from kick-off at the New York Stadium.

Stay tuned for team news at 18:00 BST!

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Newcastle players in good spirits yesterday ahead of Rotherham clash

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Stat attack

- Rotherham were beaten home and away by Newcastle the last time the two teams were in the same league as each other. (2016/17 Championship)

- Newcastle have won ten of their 17 total games against Rotherham.

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Pre-season form guide

Rotherham: WDWW

Newcastle: LW

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Live updates here!

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How to watch Rotherham United vs Newcastle United Live Stream on TV and Online

Unless you're fortunate enough to be in South Yorkshire for the game, this evening's match cannot be watched.

However, audio commentary is available on NUFC TV.

If you want to follow it on the internet, VAVEL UK is your best option!

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What time does the Rotherham United vs Newcastle United pre-season friendly kick-off?

Kick-off for tonight's game is scheduled at 19:00 BST.
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Rotherham United vs Newcastle United Prediction

It's always hard to predict pre-season games!

Rotherham have had a strong pre-season so far, but I cannot look past Newcastle in this game.

They play two divisions above their opponents, and should have too much for The Millers this evening.

Prediction: Rotherham United 1-2 Newcastle United

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Previous meeting between Rotherham United and Newcastle United

The last time these two sides met was in the Sky Bet Championship in October 2016, where Christian Atsu's goal gave The Magpies all three points in a 1-0 away win.

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Key player of Newcastle United

It goes without saying that mercurial winger Allan Saint-Maximin is Newcastle's key player – and will be seeking his first goal of pre-season against Rotherham tonight.

The Frenchman, who is valued by his club at over £60 million, did not feature in the defeat at York City, but featured in the win at Doncaster and is set to start tonight.

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Key player of Rotherham United

The Millers' key player and one-to-watch this evening is defender Michael Ihekwe, who has recently found goalscoring form after netting in the last two games against Rochdale and Harrogate.

The 28-year-old is one of the first name on Paul Warne's team sheet – and will have to pull out a top performance to keep the likes of Allan Saint-Maximin quiet this evening.

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Predicted line-ups of Rotherham United vs Newcastle United

Rotherham: Johansson; Harding, Ihiekwe, Wood, Ferguson; Ogbene, Lindsay, Wiles, Miller; Ladapo, Smith. (4-4-2)

Newcastle: Langley; Murphy, Lascelles, Clark, Lewis; M.Longstaff, Hendrick, S.Longstaff; Saint-Maximin, Fraser, Wilson. (4-3-3)

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Magpies seeking back-to-back pre-season wins

Newcastle have had a mixed start to their pre-season campaign, with a defeat to non-league York City coming before a 3-2 win away at Doncaster on Friday night.

Steve Bruce's side head to South Yorkshire this evening looking to build some much-needed momentum ahead of the brand new Premier League campaign.

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Millers looking to continue unbeaten pre-season run

Rotherham have not let their relegation back to League One dampen their spirits during this pre-season period.

The Millers have played four games in preparation for the new season so far, beating Parkgate, Harrogate Town and Grimsby Town, as well as a draw against Rochdale last week.

Tonight's Premier League opposition in Newcastle, however, will definitely offer Paul Warne's side their toughest test to date.

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The match will be played at the AESSEAL New York Stadium

The Rotherham United vs Newcastle United match will be played at the AESSEAL New York Stadium in Rotherham, England, with a capacity of 12,000 people.
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