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Newcastle enjoy good Luque

Published: Friday 3 November 2006, 0.58CET
US Città di Palermo 0-1 Newcastle United FC Experienced striker Albert Luque and debutant keeper Tim Krul were the heroes as the visitors won in Sicily.

Match statistics

PalermoNewcastle

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target10
 
4
Attempts off target7
 
2
Corners5
 
2
Offsides2
 
3
Fouls committed8
 
20
Yellow cards0
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 3 November 2006, 0.58CET

Newcastle enjoy good Luque

US Città di Palermo 0-1 Newcastle United FC Experienced striker Albert Luque and debutant keeper Tim Krul were the heroes as the visitors won in Sicily.

Experienced striker Albert Luque and teenage goalkeeper Tim Krul were the heroes for Newcastle United FC as they defeated US Città di Palermo to secure a second UEFA Cup Group H victory.

Dream debut
Both sides had won their Matchday 1 fixtures, so they knew three more points would take them to within touching distance of the Round of 32. UEFA Intertoto Cup winners Newcastle, in the midst of an injury crisis, gave a first start to 18-year-old Dutchman Krul, and he proved up to the task with some fine saves in defending the lead given to the visitors by Luque after 37 minutes.

Luque strikes
Krul, who showed his potential in helping the Netherlands to the 2005 UEFA European Under-17 Championship final, had a nervous early moment when he gave the ball away to Franco Brienza, but he went unpunished and at the other end James Milner showed fine skills in twice going close. Indeed, it was an exciting first half with both teams playing positive football, and it was the English Premiership outfit who broke the deadlock. The lively Milner made a surging run on the left and sent in a perfect curling cross which was headed in by Luque, given a rare start in the absence of Obafemi Martins, Shola Ameobi, Damien Duff and Michael Owen.

Krul denies Caracciolo
This forced Serie A high-fliers Palermo, who had never previously lost a European home game, to push hard after the break, and Giovanni Tedesco threatened after a free-kick, nodding into the side-netting. Krul was now being asked to display his talent, making super stops in quick succession from Andrea Caracciolo's strong header and Mattia Cassani's swift follow-up. Caracciolo was denied twice more by Krul, who blocked a one-on-one then saved a longer-range effort. Newcastle, who brought on Andy Carroll in injury time to become their youngest-ever player in European football at 17 years and 267 days, should be full of confidence when they welcome RC Celta de Vigo in three weeks' time, while Palermo must regroup before they go to Fenerbahçe SK.

Last updated: 03/11/06 10.02CET

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Lineups

palermo

Palermo

newcastle

Newcastle

12
FontanaAlberto Fontana (GK)
40
KrulTim Krul (GK)
4
TedescoGiovanni Tedesco
Substitution66
4
SolanoNolberto Solano
Substitution90+2
10
CaraccioloAndrea Caracciolo
5
Emre BelözoğluEmre Belözoğlu
Yellow Card57
14
GuanaRoberto Guana
Substitution66
7
LuqueAlbert Luque
Goal37
Substitution77
15
DellafioreHernán Dellafiore
14
N'ZogbiaCharles N'Zogbia
Substitution67
16
CassaniMattia Cassani
16
MilnerJames Milner
Yellow Card42
18
ParraviciniFrancesco Parravicini
18
MooreCraig Moore (C)
22
MunariGianni Munari
19
BrambleTitus Bramble
26
PisanoMarco Pisano
22
ButtNicky Butt
43
BarzagliAndrea Barzagli (C)
Substitution46
26
RamagePeter Ramage
90
BrienzaFranco Brienza
27
TaylorSteven Taylor

Substitutes

20
SiriguSalvatore Sirigu (GK)
12
HarperSteve Harper (GK)
17
Di MicheleDavid Di Michele
Substitution66
20
SibierskiAntoine Sibierski
Substitution67
21
BiavaGiuseppe Biava
Substitution46
35
PattisonMatthew Pattison
Substitution77
30
Fábio SimplícioFábio Simplício
Substitution66
39
CarrollAndy Carroll
Substitution90+2
2
ZaccardoCristian Zaccardo
32
HuntingtonPaul Huntington
3
BovoCesare Bovo
34
BernardOlivier Bernard
23
BrescianoMark Bresciano
54
TroisiJames Troisi

Coach

Francesco Guidolin (ITA) Glenn Roeder (ENG)

Referee

Jaroslav Jara (CZE)

Assistant referees

Miroslav Zlamal (CZE), Antonin Kordula (CZE)

Fourth official

Radek Kocian (CZE)

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