London - Shola Ameobi scored a goal for Newcastle United in their 3-1 loss to Rio Ave in a friendly on Saturday, KickOffNigeria.com reports
The Nigeria international striker came off the bench to score a consolatory goal for Newcastle in the 76th minute, after latching onto a right-wing cross from Gabriel Obertan.
Egyptian youngster Ahmed Hassan scored twice in the first half to hand the Portuguese club an early lead. And an own-goal from Magpies defender Stephen Taylor in the 27th minute worsened the plight of the English club, until Ameobi pulled a goal back in the second half.
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