Newcastle United have been held to a 1-1 draw by 18-time Turkish champions Fenerbahce in a pre-season match in Austria this evening.
The Magpies had their first good chance just five minutes before half time as Cheick Tiote whipped in a dangerous ball, but Dan Gosling's header looped tamely over the bar when he should have done better.
Ryan Taylor responded by curling a free-kick inches wide before youngster Mehdi Abeid broke the deadlock with 15 minutes left. A ball in by Gael Bigirimana fell to the midfielder, who held off a defender before turning and slotting in his first senior goal for the club.
Despite a late flurry by the Magpies, however, it was Fenerbahce who had the last laugh, equalising in the 90th minute through Cristian to salvage a 1-1 draw.