Full match video and highlights of yesterday evening’s Newcastle United v Club Brugge Europa League game at St James’ Park.
Highlights of the game include an excellent, Cruyff like flick over the shoulder from Sammy Ameobi before a good assist to Gabriel Obertan for a well finished goal in the 48th minute. Another was another excellent cross by little Shane Ferguson to Papiss Cisse, who’s resulting effort was saved by Bojan Jorgacevic in the Brugge goal.
Alternative highlights from the ESPN website.
Overall, “Man of the Match” plaudits should probably go to Sammy Ameobi, and most improved to Gabriel Obertan. After an indifferent first half, the flying Squid upped his game remarkably in the second half, and was rewarded in minutes with what turned out to be a match winning goal.
Not a “classic” match by any means, but a decent performance overall from what was a young Newcastle United team which was missing quite a few key players.
Teams / Match facts.
Score / Goalscorers: Newcastle United (Gabriel Obertan 48), Club Brugge 0.
Newcastle United (4-3-3): Steve Harper (G), Davide Santon, Steven Taylor (C), James Perch, Shane Ferguson (Yohan Cabaye 80), Gael Bigirimana, Cheick Tiote, Vurnon Anita (Shola Ameobi HT), Gabriel Obertan, Papiss Cisse, Sammy Ameobi (Fabricio Coloccini 73).
Subs: Tim Krul (G), Fabricio Coloccini, Yohan Cabaye, Hatem Ben Arfa, Adam Campbell, Shola Ameobi, Demba Ba.
Club Brugge (4-3-3): Bojan Jorgacevic (G) Tom Hogli, Carl Hoefkens (c), Jordi, Bart Buysse; Vadis Odjidja, Jonathan Blondel (Thibaut van Acker 84), Jesper Jorgensen, Lior Refaelov (Ivan Trickovski 55), Carlos Bacca, Maxime Lestienne
Subs: Vladan Kujovic, Jannes Vansteenkiste, Bjorn Engels, Victor Vazquez, Thibaut van Acker, Ivan Trickovski, Bjorn Vleminckx.
Yellow cards: Cheick Tiote (59), Vadis Odjidja (75), Gael Bigirimana (83)
Red cards: None.
Referee: Martin Hansson.