Wednesday Friendly Round-Up
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Joey Barton hit a hat-trick for Man City, while Fulham, Newcastle, Reading and Watford won.
Joey Barton celebrated his new contract with a hat-trick in Manchester City's 3-0 victory over Port Vale, while there were also wins for Fulham, Newcastle United, Reading and Watford.
City midfielder Barton pledged his future to the club on Tuesday and, just 24 hours later, was in sparkling form at Vale Park.
Barton rattled in a first-half treble, as Stuart Pearce's side sauntered to a pre-season friendly success over the League One side.
Norwich City defender Craig Fleming marked his testimonial with a game against Newcastle, who ran out 2-1 winners at Carrow Road.
Peter Ramage scored in the first half, and Charles N'Zogbia in the second, before Norwich replied late on through Paul McVeigh.
Fulham faced Israeli side Maccabi Petach Tikva in Austria and came away with a 1-0 triumph courtesy of Ahmad Elrich's goal.
Premiership newcomers Reading and Watford continued their preparations for life in the top flight with narrow away victories.
New Royals signing Seol Ki-hyeon struck in the first half to earn Steve Coppell's side a 1-0 success at Millwall.
Matthew Spring, Malky Mackay and Marlon King were on target, as Watford edged a 3-2 win at Wycombe Wanderers.
Portsmouth's plans for the new campaign took a nosedive after a 2-1 defeat at Championship newcomers Southend United.
Freddy Eastwood scored after just 15 seconds, and ex-Pompey striker Lee Bradbury added another, before Ivica Mornar notched a consolation.
Aaron Lennon was on target, as a Tottenham Hotspur XI thrashed Bishop's Stortford 8-1.
Accrington 1-0 Blackpool
Bamber Bridge - Preston
Bishop's Stortford 1-8 Tottenham XI
Bury 2-0 FC United of Manchester
Crystal Palace 2-1 Boavista
Chesterfield 0-2 Aston Villa XI
Crewe 0-2 Wolves
Dagenham & Redbridge 3-2 Leyton Orient
Droylsden 0-1 Chester
Fulham 1-0 Maccabi Petach Tikva
Lincoln City 1-0 Nottingham Forest
Mansfield 4-0 Sheffield Wednesday
Millwall 0-1 Reading
Norwich 1-2 Newcastle
Port Vale 0-3 Manchester City
Southend 2-1 Portsmouth
Tranmere 0-0 Coventry
Woodbridge Town 0-6 Colchester
Wycombe 2-3 Watford