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Martins makes sure for Newcastle

Published: Thursday 22 February 2007, 22.30CET
Newcastle United FC 1-0 SV Zulte Waregem (agg: 4-1) Obafemi Martins's fourth goal of the UEFA Cup campaign secured a comfortable win for Newcastle.

Match statistics

NewcastleZulte Waregem

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target5
 
2
Attempts off target5
 
7
Corners9
 
1
Offsides7
 
5
Fouls committed10
 
12
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 22 February 2007, 22.30CET

Martins makes sure for Newcastle

Newcastle United FC 1-0 SV Zulte Waregem (agg: 4-1) Obafemi Martins's fourth goal of the UEFA Cup campaign secured a comfortable win for Newcastle.

Newcastle United FC completed a comfortable passage to the Round of 16 of the UEFA Cup as Obafemi Martins's fourth goal of the campaign earned a 1-0 home victory over SV Zulte Waregem and a 4-1 aggregate success.

Alkmaar next
If the result ended Zulte Waregem's memorable first venture into Europe, UEFA Intertoto Cup winners Newcastle can now look forward to a meeting with AZ Alkmaar. The Premiership side started brightly and nearly scored early as defender Steven Taylor saw his goalbound header blocked on the line by Stijn Meert and then James Milner flashed a shot narrowly over the crossbar.

Saving tackles
The Belgian visitors gradually settled to their task, however. On the half-hour it took an excellent saving tackle from Titus Bramble to stop Sébastien Siani running clear and Wouter Vandendriessche was then denied in similar circumstances by Taylor. Yet it was not until the second period that Newcastle's Steve Harper had to make a save, beating out Vandendriessche's drive, and once the unmarked Bart Buysse had failed to connect with Tim Matthys's free-kick on the hour, Zulte Waregem's faint hopes faded altogether.

Cool finish
If Martins was profligate when steering a free header wide shortly after the break, he was altogether more assured on 68 minutes when he fired Newcastle in front. Damien Duff's pass put him through to guide the ball coolly beyond Sammy Bossut from the left side of the box. Man of the match Bramble then made sure of Newcastle's victory on the night with a superb challenge on Matthys in the dying seconds.

Last updated: 22/02/07 23.04CET

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Lineups

newcastle

Newcastle

zulte waregem

Zulte Waregem

12
HarperSteve Harper (GK)
25
BossutSammy Bossut (GK)
27
TaylorSteven Taylor
2
MinneStijne Minne
Substitution76
19
BrambleTitus Bramble
24
D'HaeneKarel D'Haene
33
BabayaroCéléstine Babayaro
Substitution46
22
DindeleuxFrédéric Dindeleux
16
MilnerJames Milner
13
BuysseBart Buysse
4
SolanoNolberto Solano
19
VandemarliereJonas Vandemarliere
22
ButtNicky Butt (C)
Substitution65
17
Lander Van SteenbruggheLander Van Steenbrugghe
8
DyerKieron Dyer
6
Ludwin Van NieuwenhuyzeLudwin Van Nieuwenhuyze (C)
11
DuffDamien Duff
10
MeertStijn Meert
7
LuqueAlbert Luque
Substitution65
16
VandendriesscheWouter Vandendriessche
Substitution57
9
MartinsObafemi Martins
Goal68
20
SianiSébastien Siani
Substitution57

Substitutes

24
SrníčekPavel Srníček (GK)
1
MerlierPieter Merlier (GK)
32
HuntingtonPaul Huntington
Substitution46
5
ReinaLoris Reina
Substitution76
Yellow Card86
35
PattisonMatthew Pattison
Substitution65
7
MatthysTim Matthys
Substitution57
37
Alan O'BrienAlan O'Brien
8
SergeantTony Sergeant
Substitution57
39
CarrollAndy Carroll
Substitution65
9
VerschuereMatthieu Verschuere
47
EdgarDavid Edgar
55
LualuaKazenga Lualua

Coach

Glenn Roeder (ENG) Francky Dury (BEL)

Referee

Nikolay Ivanov (RUS)

Assistant referees

Nikolai Golubev (RUS), Vyacheslav Semenov (RUS)

Fourth official

Aleksandr Gvardis (RUS)

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