Remy Cabella's late chip denied Huddersfield Town victory in their final pre-season friendly, but there was plenty to please manager Mark Robins.

Jon Stead's second-half strike looked set to down the Premier League visitors until the Frenchman's late intervention.

After Saturday's disappointing display and defeat at Oldham, this was an encouraging show from Town in their only home warm-up, watched by 5,896, including 1,473 from Newcastle.

Fans also saw a sweet first Town goal from on-loan Nottingham Forest midfielder Radi Majewski, who cancelled out Emmanuel Riviere's opener for Alan Pardew's Magpies.

After a day dominated by speculation over Middlesbrough's move for Adam Clayton, who didn't make the Town team sheet, the game provided a chance to focus on football.

With Saturday's big Championship opener at home to Bournemouth looming, manager Robins played different sides in each half.

 

Trialist centre-back Sean St Ledger, the Republic of Ireland international who is a free agent after being released by Leicester, was in the second line-up.

Newcastle began with five of their summer signings on show, handing a debut to former Feyenoord right-back Daryl Janmaat, who played for Holland in the World Cup.

In Clayton's absence, Jonathan Hogg returned after illness to play alongside Ollie Norwood and Majewski in a three-man Town midfield.

With Sean Scannell operating as an attack-minded wing-back in the 3-5-2 system which has been a feature of pre-season, the home side began in lively fashion.

They had plenty of the ball, but struggled to translate that possession into clear chances, although Danny Ward did have a decent hand-ball penalty shout rejected.

Yoan Gouffran slid a shot wide early on for Newcastle, who looked crisp in possession, and he supplied the cross for fellow Frenchman Riviere to net from close range in the 16th minute.

The visitors took control of the contest, and keeper Alex Smithies had to be sharp to thwart Riviere when he seized on Tommy Smith's wayward back pass.

Newcastle were looking fairly comfortable, but succumbed to a sweet 36th-minute finish by Majewski, who turned onto Paul Dixon's delivery and shot into the top right-hand corner.

Town deserved to be back on level terms, but French international Cabella came close to putting the Magpies back in front with a 40th-minute shot which flew just off target.

Stead took over the captain's armband from Lee Peltier for the second half, with newly-signed keeper Joe Murphy making his first home appearance for Town.

Just as in the opening period, Town started strongly, and Duane Holmes tested Dutch keeper Tim Krul with a low shot before the busy Joe Lolley fired over.

Town's positive approach paid off in the 66th minute, when they went ahead through Stead, whose shot took a deflection off Fabricio Coloccini to beat Krul.

Phil Billing and Duane Holmes then combined to set up right wing-back Adam Hammill, who fizzed a low effort across the face of goal and narrowly wide.

Murphy had to stoop to save a low drive from Paul Dummett, then Murray Wallace produced a well-timed slide tackle to thwart Ayoze Perez.

It looked like Town were set for victory, but Cabella, who went to the World Cup with France but didn't play, made the most of his opportunity.

Town first half: Smithies, Lynch, Smith, Peltier, Dixon, Norwood,Hogg, Majewski, Wells, Ward, Scannell.

Town second half: Murphy, Hammill, Stead, Wallace, St Ledger, Lolley, Holmes, Sinnott, Crooks, Carroll, Billing.

Newcastle: Krul, Coloccini, Janmaat, Williamson (Taylor, 63), Sissoko, Gouffran (Aarons, 54), Colback (Abeid, 63), Cabella, Haidara (Dummett, 63), Ferreyra (Obertan, 54),  Riviere (Perez, 71).

Referee: Andy Madley (West Yorkshire)