Allan Saint-Maximin scores as Newcastle beat Hull ahead of Premier League restart

Goals from Florian Lejeune and Saint-Maximin in a friendly match at St James’ Park gave Newcastle their second victory over Championship opposition in just four days, following Tuesday’s 3-2 win against Middlesbrough.

Lejeune opened the scoring in the first half, heading home Jonjo Shelvey’s accurate cross from a free-kick.

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Saint-Maximin doubled the lead just before the break, picking up a loose ball in the box and side-footing it beyond Hull goalkeeper George Long.

Newcastle resume their Premier League season at home to Sheffield United on June 21, live on Sky Sports.null

Steve Bruce’s side are currently 13th in the Premier League table and are eight points clear of the relegation zone.

Steve Bruce's side are 13th in the Premier League table with nine matches to play

As well as league commitments, Newcastle are in the last eight of the FA Cup for the first time since 2006.

Their quarter-final tie against Manchester City will take place on June 27/28, with the semi-finals and final scheduled on July 18/19 and August 1 respectively.