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Wreaths in memory of John Alder and Liam Sweeney placed on seats Wreaths in memory of John Alder and Liam Sweeney were placed on the seats they would have occupied in the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin
Alan Pardew and captain Fabricio Coloccini carrying wreaths in memory of the two victims Manager Alan Pardew and captain Fabricio Coloccini led the tributes to the two victims
Newcastle United players standing in a line Newcastle players paid their respects in a minute's silence ahead of the match
Newcastle players celebrating a goal Newcastle won 4-0 - their manager said their coming season would be dedicated to Mr Alder and Mr Sweeney

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Newcastle United paid tribute to the two fans who died in last week's plane crash in Ukraine, in their first match since the disaster.

John Alder and Liam Sweeney were travelling to watch Newcastle's tour of New Zealand when their flight crashed.

Manager Alan Pardew and captain Fabricio Coloccini laid wreaths on the seats the victims would have occupied in the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.

The team held a minute's silence before going on to beat Sydney FC 4-0.

John Alder and Liam Sweeney John Alder and Liam Sweeney were travelling to New Zealand to see Newcastle United play

The tributes followed a memorial service held on Monday at Newcastle's St James' Park.

Mr Alder, 63, and Mr Sweeney, 28, were among 298 people killed when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 came down last Thursday.

Newcastle's pre-season tour of New Zealand will see them play teams from both Australia and New Zealand.

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