Newcastle ended their Schalke Cup campaign with an emphatic 3-1 win over the hosts in Gelsenkirchen. Goals from Emmanuel Riviere, Rolando Aarons and Remy Cabella did the damage for the Geordies, who finished the tournament as runners-up.

After being played off the pitch against Malaga on Saturday, Alan Pardew’s side responded brilliantly and were clear and deserved winners against Schalke, who only troubled the scoreboard with the last kick of the game.

The star of the show was certainly Aarons, who assisted the opening goal for Riviere before getting lucky with a mishit cross to double Newcastle’s lead before half-time.

The teenage winger has undoubtedly proved his ability in pre-season and will be part of Pardew’s plans when the Premier League season kicks off in less than a fortnight.

It was his blistering run down the left that lead to the first goal. After riding more than one tackle, the Jamaica-born man picked out Riviere with a fine cross and watched on as the new striker rose beautifully to glance a header into the far corner.

Ten minutes into the second half, Aarons again caused problems down the left. However, instead of picking out a striker in the box, he sliced his cross straight over Schalke goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann for his first ever Newcastle goal.

Minutes after going two goals ahead, Pardew introduced Cabella and his latest signing, Facundo Ferreyra. The 23-year-old Argentine had only just seen the paperwork for his loan move from Shakhtar Donetsk go through when he got on the pitch and made an instant impact for his new side.

A Schalke defender made a mistake at the back and Ferreyra pounced, finding Cabella with a neat flick and the former Montpellier winger done the rest, firing low into the net for his first ever Newcastle goal.

Cabella’s goal effectively sealed the win for the Magpies but there was a late consolation for the hosts when substitute Donis Avdijaj stooped to head home deep into injury time.