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Away goals boost Newcastle

Published: Thursday 15 February 2007, 23.29CET
SV Zulte Waregem 1-3 Newcastle United FC The English visitors took a giant stride towards the Round of 16 after an impressive victory away to Zulte Waregem.

Match statistics

Zulte WaregemNewcastle

Goals scored1
 
3
Attempts on target2
 
5
Attempts off target2
 
8
Corners3
 
7
Offsides5
 
0
Fouls committed8
 
13
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 15 February 2007, 23.29CET

Away goals boost Newcastle

SV Zulte Waregem 1-3 Newcastle United FC The English visitors took a giant stride towards the Round of 16 after an impressive victory away to Zulte Waregem.

Newcastle United FC took a giant stride towards the next stage of the UEFA Cup after an impressive 3-1 victory away to SV Zulte Waregem in their Round of 32 first-leg tie in Ghent.

Difficult task
An own goal by Frédéric Dindeleux, a penalty by Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins and a superb individual effort by Antoine Sibierski settled the issue in Newcastle's favour, leaving the Belgian side with an extremely difficult task when they visit St James' Park on 22 February.

Glaring miss
The hosts held their own in the first half but were lucky not to be trailing at the break after a glaring miss by Martins, who struck his shot from three metres out against the leg of Zulte Waregem goalkeeper Pieter Merlier and the ball skimmed just past the post for a corner.

Own goal
Newcastle had the lion's share of possession and eventually took the lead in the 47th minute when Dindeleux turned a low cross by Kieron Dyer into his own net. With just under an hour played, the Magpies doubled their advantage when Merlier brought down Damien Duff in the penalty area and Martins scored from the spot.

Revival hopes
Hopes of a Zulte Waregem revival were kindled when defender Karel D'Haene was left unmarked to glance a header just inside the post and reduce the deficit on 69 minutes, but Newcastle restored their healthy lead with their third strike of the night. Frenchman Sibierski skipped past two defenders and rounded Merlier to tap in his fourth UEFA Cup goal of the season after 76 minutes and leave Newcastle in a commanding position.

Last updated: 16/02/07 12.16CET

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Lineups

zulte waregem

Zulte Waregem

newcastle

Newcastle

1
MerlierPieter Merlier (GK)
Yellow Card58
12
HarperSteve Harper (GK)
12
De BrulTjorven De Brul
Substitution80
4
SolanoNolberto Solano
24
D'HaeneKarel D'Haene
Goal69
27
TaylorSteven Taylor
22
DindeleuxFrédéric Dindeleux
Goal47
19
BrambleTitus Bramble
4
LeleuStefan Leleu (C)
Yellow Card17
33
BabayaroCéléstine Babayaro
5
ReinaLoris Reina
16
MilnerJames Milner
Yellow Card16
10
MeertStijn Meert
Substitution86
22
ButtNicky Butt (C)
Yellow Card6
8
SergeantTony Sergeant
8
DyerKieron Dyer
16
VandendriesscheWouter Vandendriessche
Substitution64
11
DuffDamien Duff
9
VerschuereMatthieu Verschuere
9
MartinsObafemi Martins
Goal59
Yellow Card75
Substitution86
7
MatthysTim Matthys
Yellow Card60
20
SibierskiAntoine Sibierski
Goal76

Substitutes

25
BossutSammy Bossut (GK)
24
SrníčekPavel Srníček (GK)
13
BuysseBart Buysse
Substitution86
39
CarrollAndy Carroll
17
Lander Van SteenbruggheLander Van Steenbrugghe
Substitution80
47
EdgarDavid Edgar
19
VandemarliereJonas Vandemarliere
Substitution64
32
HuntingtonPaul Huntington
20
SianiSébastien Siani
7
LuqueAlbert Luque
Substitution86
35
PattisonMatthew Pattison
54
TroisiJames Troisi

Coach

Francky Dury (BEL) Glenn Roeder (ENG)

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