Tottenham vs. Newcastle United final score, result and highlights as the Magpies win in front of huge Melbourne crowd | Sporting News United Kingdom (2024)

Newcastle United has edged Tottenham on penalties after a 1-1 draw in front of a mammoth MCG crowd in Melbourne, Australia.

A crowd of 78,419 turned out for the Wednesday night friendly which saw both teams play their full strength XI's for the first half.

James Maddison put Spurs ahead after a horrible clearance from Nick Pope went straight to playmaker in the 32nd minute.

Maddison still had plenty to do after receiving the ball, dribbling past two Magpie defenders before firing in off Pope's body.

However. Newcastle pulled a goal just before half-time with Alexander Isak stabbing home from point-blank after stand-in Spurs goalkeeper Brandon Austin could only parry Jacob Murphy's cross into the Swedish striker's path.

The game lost plenty of momentum in the second half as both teams swung the substitutions, which was no surprise considering the two teams finished their Premier League season less than 72 hours earlier.

With no winner after 90 minutes, the match went to penalties, with fringe Tottenham winger Bryan Gil missing the only penalty of the shootout to give victory to Newcastle United on the night.

Tottenham vs. Newcastle United final score

Full TimeGoalscorers
Tottenham1(4)Maddison 32'
Newcastle United1(5)Isak 45'


Tottenham (4-3-3, right to left):Austin (Whiteman 78'); Porro (Abbott 45'), Dragusin (Hall 71'), Van de Ven (Philips 45'), Royal; Sarr (Donley 60'), Bentancur (Skipp 45'), Maddison (Devine 45'); Kulusevski (Scarlett 69'), Son (Gil 60'), Johnson (Santiago 69)

Subs: Vicario, Whiteman, Phillips, Black, Skipp, Devine, Abbott, Kyerematen, Hall, Bryan, Scarlett, Santiago, Donley

Newcastle United (4-3-3, right to left):Pope (Gillespie; Trippier (J.Murphy 37'), Krafth (Thompson 78'), Burn (A.Murphy 63'), Hall (Charlton 77'); Anderson (Hernes 78'), Joelinton (White 45'), Guimaraes (De Bolle 70'); Almiron (Ashby 63'), Isak (Wilson 45') (Kuol 70'), Barnes (Diallo 63')

Subs:Gillespie, Wilson, J.Murphy, Ashley, De Bolle, Kuol, White, Diallo, Turner, Cooke, A.Murphy, Parkinson, Thompson, Charlton, Hernes

Tottenham vs. Newcastle United live updates, highlights, and commentary

Penalty shootout - Tottenham 4-5 Newcastle United

Bryan Gil missed the only penalty of the shootout, the first penalty of the tiebreaker, with Newcastle saluting 5-4 on penalties.

Full time - Tottenham 1-1 Newcastle United

93rd min: We are heading to penalties to decide a winner here.

90th min: Tottenham doing all the attacking but failing to create any clear chances.

88th min: We will be going straight to penalties if the match is level at the end of 90 minutes

84th min: After Gil's cross is deflected away from goal, Donley picks the ball in space but spears a shot wide from inside the box.

82nd min: Gil cuts inside and fires well wide of the right post. He has been lively.

81st min: Spurs have done most of the recent attacking. Have had several dangerous corners but are yet to test Pope significantly.

78th min: Both teams have taken off most of their stars and are giving their young talent a run out.

70th min: Scarlett heads just wide for Tottenham from the cross by Santiago.


For Spurs, Kulusevski and Johnson are replaced by Scarlett and Santiago.

For Newcastle, Guimaraes and Wilson are replaced by De Bolle and Kuol.

67th min: Huge crowd here tonight. 78,419. Massive for a Wednesday night in Melbourne. Football is well and truly alive in Australia.

66th min: Some light drizzle is falling at the MCG. The game has lost a lot of momentum with the substitutions.


Barnes, Almiron and Burn are replaced by Diallo, Ashley and A.Murphy.


Son and Sarr leave the field to be replaced by Gil and Donley.

58th min: Spurs give away the ball near the corner flag. Guimaraes strafes the top of the penalty box but is off balance when he shoots. The ball rolls into Austin's arms with no danger.


Joelinton and Isak are replaced by White and Wilson.


Van de Ven, Porro, Maddison and Bentancur are replaced by Abbott, Phillips, Devine and Skipp.

49th min: Harvey Barnes intercepts the ball just outside the box. He attempts to curl a shot inside the right post but fires it just wide.

47th min: Sarr tries a shot from in his own half but doesn't hit it well enough and it's easily caught by Pope.

Restart:We are underway in the second half. There has been a few substitutes. We will bring them to you shortly.

Second half

Half time - Tottenham 1-1 Newcastle

Nick Pope's error gave James Maddison a gift to open the scoring for Spurs before Alexander Isak was in the right spot to tap home on the stroke of half time. Even match so far with both teams having a crack despite finishing their season only days ago.

45th min: GOAL NEWCASTLE (Alexander Isak)

Murphy gets to the byline and crosses it into the danger zone. Austin can only parry it into the path of Isak, who taps into the empty net.


Son plays the ball through the penalty box to Johnson, whose shot from point-blank is saved by Pope. The English goalkeeper redeems himself. Slightly.


Kieran Trippier is replaced by Jacob Murphy. Unsure if it's an injury. Weird time for a sub otherwise.

36th min: Replays show that Maddison might have controlled the ball on to his hand. No VAR in a friendly though. Referee doesn't see it and the goal stands.

32nd min: GOAL TOTTENHAM (James Maddison)

Nick Pope tries to pass the ball out from the back but it's straight to Maddison. The playmaker slaloms into the box and smashes a shot into the net off Pope's body. Terrible mistake by the goalkeeper. And one that he rarely makes.

Melbourne magic from @Madders10 🪄

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 22, 2024

30th min: Sarr clips the ball to Maddison in the box, but the shot toward the bottom corner is blocked. That looked like an opening.

25th min: Son tries to drive into the box with a clever dribble, but he runs straight into Trippier in the penalty area. There is a few light-hearted penalty appeals but the referee rightly waves it away.

22nd min: Johnson gets through to the byline but he can't pick out a Spurs player. The ball comes out to Maddison, who shoots wide of the left post from outside the area.

19th min: The corner is swung to the back post where Brandon Austin gets a fist on it to clear.

18th min: Newcastle win a corner after Porro makes an excellent challenge on an overlapping Hall.

16th min: Entertaining end to end game. Both teams with decent attacks. No real clear cut chances so far.

10th min: Kulusevski is played through into the area but Burn gets his body across and shields the ball out for a goal kick.

7th min: Kulusevski gets into the box and tries to pull the ball back for Sarr, but the ball gets caught up under his feet and Newcastle clear.

5th min: Replays showed Son's shot definitely struck the arm of Krafth, but the Newcastle defender's arms were by his side and didn't move toward the ball.

3rd min: The ball goes straight down the end and Newcastle's man, Alexander Isak, tries to pick out the top corner but fires just over.

2nd min: Tottenham with the early possession. Son gets on the ball outside the box. Crowd goes wild but his shot is blocked in the penalty

Kickoff:Newcastle have kicked off and we are underway.

First half

3 mins before kickoff:Players are entering the MCG now. Fireworks going off everywhere. This one will be starting shortly.

5 mins before kickoff: Ange Postecoglou has entered the MCG to a huge cheer. Looks like the crowd is up around 50-60,000 - which is a great result.

15 mins before kickoff: Both teams should be strong for the first half tonight. Close to full strength teams selected by both. Australians will get to see two of the finest strikers in the Premier League in Tottenham skipper Son Heung-min and Newcastle United gun Alexander Isak.

Approaching kick-off in Melbourne! 🇦🇺

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 22, 2024

30 mins before kickoff: Crowd is building at the MCG. Expecting at least 50,000. Perfect night in Melbourne. No rain. 13 degrees celsius.

Arriving at the iconic @MCG! 🇦🇺

— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) May 22, 2024

45 mins before kickoff:Bruno Guimaraes and Alexander Isak are among the starters for Newcastle United tonight.

Your Mags Down Under! 💪#GlobalFootballWeek // #NUFC

— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) May 22, 2024

60 mins before kickoff: Tottenham have included Son Heung-min and James Maddison in a strong first XI for tonight's match.

Today's starting XI in Melbourne 👊

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 22, 2024

90 mins before kickoff: Welcome to the MCG in Melbourne for tonight's friendly between Tottenham and Newcastle United.


🆚 Newcastle United
🏟 @MCG
⏰ 7.45pm (AEST)

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 22, 2024

We can't wait to see you all at the MCG! 🙌


— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) May 22, 2024

What time will Tottenham vs. Newcastle United start? Kick off time

Kickoff between Tottenham and Newcastle will be at 7:45pm (AEST) on Wednesday, May 22 at the MCG in Melbourne.

For English fans, the match will kickoff at 10:45am (BST).

CountryAustraliaUnited KingdomU.S.Canada
Kickoff time7:45pm AEST10:45am BST5:45am ET5:45am ET

How to watch Global Football Week globally and in Australia: TV channel, live streaming options

Global coverage

Tottenham and Newcastle United will broadcast all their matches in Australia via their own streaming services on their websites. Both require a subscription or purchase to watch the matches.


STREAM:Watch Paramount+ on Prime Video

All Global Football Week matches will be televised live on television via 10Bold.

They will also be streamed via Paramount+, which is also available via Amazon Prime.

If Global Football Week is not available to watch live in your location or if you’re travelling abroad, you can use a VPN. VPNs provide a secure and private online connection, allowing you to bypass geographical restrictions to access your favourite streaming services from any device anywhere in the world.

Tottenham squad for friendly vs. Newcastle United in Australia

BUY:Grab your tickets now to see Spurs take on Newcastle this Wednesday 22nd from Ticketek

Spurs are bringing a strong squad to Melbourne for the match against Newcastle United, including the likes of Son Heung-min, James Maddison, Micky van de Ven, Dejan Kulesevski and Rodrigo Bentancur.

Australian coach Ange Postecoglou will be in the dugout for Tottenham in his home city of Melbourne.

  • George Abbott
  • Brandon Austin
  • Rodrigo Bentancur
  • Leo Black
  • Alfie Devine
  • Jamie Donley
  • Radu Dragusin
  • Bryan Gil
  • Tyrese Hall
  • Brennan Johnson
  • Dejan Kulusevski
  • Rio Kyerematen
  • Emerson Royal
  • James Maddison
  • Ashley Phillips
  • Pedro Porro
  • Yago Santiago
  • Pape Matar Sarr
  • Dane Scarlett
  • Oliver Skipp
  • Heung-Min Son
  • Micky van de Ven
  • Guglielmo Vicario
  • Alfie Whiteman

Newcastle United squad for friendly vs. Tottenham and A-League All Stars in Australia

BUY:Grab your tickets now to see Spurs take on Newcastle this Wednesday 22nd from Ticketek

The Magpies are bringing the big guns Down Under for the matches against Tottenham and A-League All Stars.

Stars flying to Australia include Alexander Isak, Bruno Guimaraes, Joelinton and Nick Pope.

Australian talent Garang Kuol could also make his debut for the club after being out on loan last season at Volendam.

  • Mark Gillespie
  • Aidan Harris
  • Nick Pope
  • Harrison Ashby
  • Dan Burn
  • Dylan Charlton
  • Paul Dummett
  • Lewis Hall
  • Emil Krafth
  • Alex Murphy
  • Ciaran Thompson
  • Kieran Trippier
  • Elliot Anderson
  • Lucas De Bolle
  • Bruno Guimaraes
  • Travis Hernes
  • Joelinton
  • Jacob Murphy
  • Matt Ritchie
  • Ellis Stanton
  • Jay Turner-Cooke
  • Joe White
  • Miguel Almirón
  • Harvey Barnes
  • Amadou Diallo
  • Alexander Isak
  • Garang Kuol
  • Ben Parkinson
  • Callum Wilson
Tottenham vs. Newcastle United final score, result and highlights as the Magpies win in front of huge Melbourne crowd | Sporting News United Kingdom (2024)


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Newcastle United edged Tottenham on penalties after a 1-1 draw in front of a mammoth MCG

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crowd in Melbourne, Australia. A crowd of 78,419 turned out for the Wednesday night friendly, which saw both teams play their full strength XI's for the first half.

What time is Tottenham vs Newcastle, Australia? ›

Kickoff between Tottenham and Newcastle will be at 7:45pm (AEST) on Wednesday, May 22 at the MCG in Melbourne. For English fans, the match will kickoff at 10:45am (BST).

What is the record between Newcastle and Tottenham? ›

The Soccer Teams Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United played 57 Games since 1995. Among them, Tottenham Hotspur won 25 games (Total Goals 89, PPG 1.6), Newcastle United won 25 (Total Goals 89, PPG 1.6), and drew 7.

Why are Spurs and Newcastle playing a friendly? ›

So why is it being played? Well, a part of Global Football Week Melbourne. This match is one of three which have been scheduled for the week. Spurs will only play one game down under for Ange Postecoglou's homecoming, whilst Newcastle will play a second game against an A-League All Stars team on Friday, May 24.

What channel is the Tottenham game on in Australia? ›

How to watch Newcastle United vs Tottenham online - TV channels & live streams
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