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Season 2011-12
FC Utrecht (Netherlands) (a) Friendly

Saturday 23rd July 2011, 3pm local time

 Zoudenbalch training complex, Utrecht



FC Utrecht

Newcastle Res

  2 - 3




Half time: Utrecht 0 United 0

58 mins:
Pappot shot 0-1

73 mins:
Boldewijn shot 0-2

74 mins: Barton
shot 1-2

81 mins: Richardson
shot 2-2

85 mins: Donaldson
shot 3-2

Full time: Utrecht 2 United 3




The second game of United's Dutch reserve tour saw them recover from a two goal deficit to claim victory, thanks to second half efforts from Joey Barton, Michael Richardson and Ryan Donaldson.

In a game played at Utrecht's Zoudenbalch training complex (close to their main Galgenwaard Stadium), United included defender Mike Williamson after his arrival from Tyneside - Mrs W. apparently nowhere near to giving birth.

Trailing to a 58th minute Elroy Pappot goal, United then went 0-2 down on 73 minutes through Enzio Boldewijn, the second goal stemming from a misplaced Joey Barton pass. However the Magpies substitute then pulled a goal back within seconds.

Michael Richardson then levelled matters with nine minutes remaining before Ryan Donaldson supplied an 85th minute winner - his second goal in as many games.


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