Ameobi goal leads Newcastle to victory
Newcastle ran out 1-0 winners over Championship outfit Blackpool at Bloomfield Road.
Shola Ameobi sealed the win with an acrobatic strike after five minutes as Alan Pardew's Magpies rewarded more than 2,000 travelling fans with a victory.
Fellow Premier League outfit Fulham slipped to a 1-0 defeat against Werder Bremen at the Weser-Stadion.
Nils Petersen settled the encounter with the only goal after 55 minutes as the Cottagers signed off with a defeat before jetting off to their high-altitude camp in Austria.
Information from the Press Association was used in this report.