Rotherham 1-1 Newcastle: Jeff Hendrick comes off the bench to give Steve Bruce’s side a draw

Rotherham 1-1 Newcastle: Jeff Hendrick comes off the bench to give Steve Bruce’s side a draw in the 84th minute after Michael Smith gave the League One side an early lead

  • Newcastle came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw with League One Rotherham
  • Michael Smith gave the hosts a 1-0 lead with a header in the eighth minute
  • Jeff Hendrick came off the bench to equalize for the Magpies in the 84th
  • Youngster Joe White made his first senior appearance for Newcastle

Newcastle came from behind to draw 1-1 with League One side Rotherham as Steve Bruce’s men continued their preparations for the season.

The Magpies had to wait until the 84th minute to find the back of the net, with Paul Warne’s team frustrating their Premier League opponents for a long time.

The Millers took the lead early in the first half and it was a youth Newcastle fan who put them ahead.

Newcastle came from behind on Tuesday to draw 1-1 with League One side Rotherham

Newcastle came from behind on Tuesday to draw 1-1 with League One side Rotherham

Boyhood Newcastle fan Michael Smith had put Rotherham ahead in the eighth minute

Boyhood Newcastle fan Michael Smith had put Rotherham ahead in the eighth minute

Boyhood Newcastle fan Michael Smith had put Rotherham ahead in the eighth minute

Wallsend-born Michael Smith, who started his career at Darlington, opened the scoring in the eighth minute when he headed a cross from Mickel Miller from the left wing.

Bruce provided a strong base with Callum Wilson leading the charge with Dwight Gayle, Matt Ritchie and Ryan Fraser also being part of the attack.

As many as 1,448 away fans made the journey from the northeast to cheer for their side at New York Stadium. And they finally got something to cheer about five minutes before time.

A whopping 1,448 away fans made the journey from the northeast to cheer on their side

A whopping 1,448 away fans made the journey from the northeast to cheer on their side

A whopping 1,448 away fans made the journey from the northeast to cheer on their side

They had something to cheer about when Jeff Hendrick headed home the equalizer in the 84th minute minuut

They had something to cheer about when Jeff Hendrick headed home the equalizer in the 84th minute minuut

They had something to cheer about when Jeff Hendrick headed home the equalizer in the 84th minute minuut

Jeff Hendrick was on the field for 12 minutes when he headed Jacob Murphy’s corner to tie the Magpies.

Youngster Joe White came off the bench for his first appearance on the senior team. The 18-year-old midfielder came in for Dwight Gayle in the 77th minute.

Newcastle take on more League One opposition in Burton Albion on Friday for their final game against Norwich on August 7.

They kick off their Premier League campaign against West Ham on August 15.

Steve Bruce hopes to bring in some new signings before the start of the season

Steve Bruce hopes to bring in some new signings before the start of the season

Steve Bruce hopes to bring in some new signings before the start of the season

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