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Newcastle through as Celta slump

Published: Friday 24 November 2006, 0.45CET
Newcastle United FC 2-1 RC Celta de Vigo
Stephen Taylor's first goal for Newcastle completed the Magpies' comeback as they reached the last 32.

Match statistics

NewcastleCelta

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target2
 
2
Attempts off target4
 
3
Corners2
 
1
Offsides2
 
3
Fouls committed11
 
9
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Friday 24 November 2006, 0.45CET

Newcastle through as Celta slump

Newcastle United FC 2-1 RC Celta de Vigo
Stephen Taylor's first goal for Newcastle completed the Magpies' comeback as they reached the last 32.

Newcastle United FC made sure of their place in the last 32 of the UEFA Cup as Steven Taylor's first goal for the club earned their third successive win and put them firmly in charge of Group H. Taylor stooped to head in four minutes from time after Antoine Sibierski had cancelled out an early lead given to the visitors by Ernesto Canobbio.

Canobbio curler
After Albert Luque - match-winner in Newcastle's 1-0 Matchday 2 success at US Città di Palermo - had screwed a low drive beyond the far post in the opening minute, Celta dictated the early exchanges and went ahead with nine minutes played as Canobbio curled the ball past the outstretched hand of Shay Given from just outside the penalty area.

Third goal
The Spanish side might have doubled their advantage before Newcastle found themselves on level terms eight minutes before the interval. A teasing cross from the right by James Milner was key as Sibierski rose above two defenders to head his third UEFA Cup goal of the campaign from close range. Newcastle would even have been in front going into the break had defender Titus Bramble not nodded over when arriving unmarked to meet a free-kick. Ángel López nearly made the English team pay for that miss soon after the restart, drifting in from the right but firing wide.

Late winner
It was a rare opportunity for either side as Newcastle, who knew a point would be enough to secure qualification, played a possession game before defender Taylor was on the spot to give them all three from Luque's corner as full time beckoned. It was a hammer blow for Celta who have just a draw to show for their opening two games and who will welcome Fenerbahçe SK next week seeking a first win.

Last updated: 24/11/06 10.40CET

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Lineups

newcastle

Newcastle

celta

Celta

1
GivenShay Given (GK) (C)
1
EstebanSuárez Esteban (GK)
4
SolanoNolberto Solano
4
OubiñaBorja Oubiña
5
Emre BelözoğluEmre Belözoğlu
Substitution71
8
Ángel LópezÁngel López
7
LuqueAlbert Luque
9
BaianoBaiano
Substitution61
14
N'ZogbiaCharles N'Zogbia
12
PlacenteDiego Placente
16
MilnerJames Milner
15
ContrerasPablo Contreras (C)
Yellow Card44
19
BrambleTitus Bramble
19
YagoYago
20
SibierskiAntoine Sibierski
Goal36
20
JonathanAspas Jonathan
22
ButtNicky Butt
Substitution65
23
NenêNenê
Substitution75
26
RamagePeter Ramage
24
CanobbioFabián Canobbio
Goal9
Substitution86
27
TaylorSteven Taylor
Goal86
25
IrineyIriney

Substitutes

12
HarperSteve Harper (GK)
13
PintoJosé Manuel Pinto (GK)
9
MartinsObafemi Martins
Substitution71
11
Gustavo LópezGustavo López
Substitution75
17
ParkerScott Parker
Substitution65
14
PereraJesús Perera
Substitution61
32
HuntingtonPaul Huntington
21
JorgeLarena Jorge
Substitution86
39
CarrollAndy Carroll
30
Jonathan VilaJonathan Vila
47
EdgarDavid Edgar
31
AspasIago Aspas
54
TroisiJames Troisi
33
MartinoDaniel Martino

Coach

Glenn Roeder (ENG) Fernando Vázquez Pena (ESP)

Referee

Dick J.H. van Egmond (NED)

Assistant referees

Jantinus Meints (NED), Roger Geutjes (NED)

Fourth official

Tom van Sichem (NED)

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