Newcastle United earned another fine victory this weekend.
Newcastle United completed their pre-season preparations with a 3-2 victory against Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem on Saturday, with strikes from Dwight Gayle and Jack Colback and an own-goal from Kelvin Leerdam sealing the win.
A late fightback from Vitesse almost took the shine off the first-half performance but the Magpies held out for yet another win and now they will be hoping to take their good form into the Championship for the vital matches ahead.
One player who helped maintain Newcastle’s undefeated streak was summer signing Grant Hanley, who looked impressive throughout.
Newcastle Manager Rafa Benitez knew he had to strengthen his back line following the departure of Fabricio Coloccini and he has done that by bringing in the ex-Blackburn Rovers player.
After the match against the Dutch club we took to Twitter to see what Newcastle fans thought of Hanley’s performance and you can read a selection of what we found below:
Hard to follow games on Twitter but lots of people saying Hanley is being very vocal. Love hearing that. Been missing that at #nufc— Nick Cahill (@nickcahill9) July 30, 2016
Grant Hanley and Jamaal lascelles were solid at the back. Hope we get knockaert #NUFC— Josephdenholm566NUFC (@Josephdenholm52) July 30, 2016
@davidpick1987 Yep, Lascelles and Hanley forever shuffling this way and that. Both very vocal too. Good to see/hear— Ben Spratt (@bensprattjourn) July 31, 2016
By the way, Grant Hanley makes Jamaal Lascelles look normal sized. The man is a wardrobe.— NUFCfans․com (@nufcfans) July 30, 2016