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Steve Bruce's Newcastle ship FIVE in embarrassing pre-season defeat against north east rivals Middlesbrough as Jamaal Lascelles and Lewis Wing both see red for off-the-ball clash Newcastle were defeated heavily by Championship side Middlesbrough Magpies skipper Jamal Lascelles and Lewis Wing both saw red for off-ball clash  Allan Saint-Maximin scored Premier League side's only goal in embarrassing loss

By Jordan Seward For Mailonline

Published: 19:47 BST, 1 September 2020 | Updated: 08:36 BST, 2 September 2020

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Newcastle suffered an embarrassing 5-1 defeat against local rivals Middlesbrough on Tuesday. 

Magpies captain Jamaal Lascelles and home midfielder Lewis Wing were both sent off in the match following an off-the-ball altercation - sources described it as a 'grappling match' - but they will avoid a suspension in the regular season, instead missing Monday’s rematch between the teams on Tyneside.

Newcastle’s pre-season is turning into a nightmare for the head coach with serious injuries to goalkeeper Martin Dubravka and striker Dwight Gayle followed by Tuesday’s heavy loss at Championship side Boro.   

Allan Saint-Maximin was Newcastle's most dangerous player and scored in the 5-1 defeat

Allan Saint-Maximin was Newcastle's most

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