Obertan helps Newcastle stay on top of Europa League

October 25 23:44 2012 Print This Article

Perhaps not the one game to make everyone pleased but at least with the involvement of our second strings on the field, we are still the better side.

Newcastle United Europa League against FC Brugge

From what I saw in the first-half we created the most chances of the game to only for Cissé still under his best form, the visitor side can held us to not scoring the goal we looking for.

Shane did as good as what he can give, Sammy Ameobi also did well but he may still need to sharpened his vision more just like what he does when creating the only goal of this game in second-half.

“When you see great young players coming through it kinds of buoys your spirits and Sammy's got a big future at this club,” Pardew said after the game. “He's a creator, he causes havoc, he's got fantastic technique and he can play four positions.”

Sammy Ameobi having his good performance against Brugge

The visitors are often sitting deep, but once in a while they also capable of getting forward to counter-attack, which couple of times making quite dangerous situation in our six-yard box.

Couple things that I noticed from our squad performance last night was Anita once again anonymous, perhaps he's still not on his preffered position or needs more time to settled.

Papiss Demba Cissé shoots wide during the UEFA Europa League match

Tiote was eventually booked again for a foul on Ivan Trickovski. He was caught in possession just outside our penalty area to give Brugge a rare chance to attacking us.

“Brugge are a good side and this was a tough game,” said Pardew. “It's a big win for us.”

Gabriel Obertan scores the only goal for Newcastle in Europa League against FC Brugge

Newcastle United:
Harper; Santon, Perch, Williamson, Ferguson (Cabaye 81); Tiote, Anita (Shola Ameobi h-t), Bigirimana; Obertan, Cisse, Sammy Ameobi (Coloccini 73).

Subs not used: Krul, Ben Arfa, Ba, Adam Campbell.

Club Brugge:
Jorgacevic; Hogli, Hoefkens, Jordi, Buysse; Jorgensen, Refaelov (Trickovski 56), Odjidja, Blondel (Van Acker 84), Lestienne; Bacca.

Subs not used: Kujovic, Vleminckx, Vasquez, Vansteenkiste, Engels.

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