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Newcastle beat Bordeaux to reach century in style

Published: Thursday 4 October 2012, 23.00CET
Newcastle United FC 3-0 FC Girondins de Bordeaux
The hosts celebrated their 100th game in UEFA club competition with a convincing victory in UEFA Europa League Group D.
by Dan Ross
from St James' Park
Newcastle beat Bordeaux to reach century in style
Newcastle celebrate against Bordeaux ©Getty Images

Match statistics

NewcastleBordeaux

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target4
 
7
Attempts off target4
 
3
Corners1
 
7
Offsides4
 
2
Fouls committed7
 
5
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 06/10/2012 07:02 CET

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Published: Thursday 4 October 2012, 23.00CET

Newcastle beat Bordeaux to reach century in style

Newcastle United FC 3-0 FC Girondins de Bordeaux
The hosts celebrated their 100th game in UEFA club competition with a convincing victory in UEFA Europa League Group D.

Newcastle United FC marked their 100th game in UEFA club competition with a 3-0 victory over FC Girondins de Bordeaux in UEFA Europa League Group D.

An early Shola Ameobi strike and an Henrique own goal in the first half were supplemented by Papiss Cissé's classy finish after the break as Newcastle became the first team to beat Francis Gillot's charges this term, condemning Bordeaux to a fifth straight defeat in England in the process.

After six years without European football at St James' Park, the home fans were audibly eager to make up for lost time, and the fervour that greeted kick-off hit fever pitch when Yohan Cabaye fired narrowly wide early on.

Unperturbed, the visitors carved out their own opportunity, but an unchallenged Ludovic Obraniak headed over Jaroslav Plašil's terrific centre. Newcastle had former Bordeaux player Gabriel Obertan to thank for their 16th-minute opener. The winger sprang past Mariano down the left and his low delivery gave Ameobi a simple back-post finish.

Playmaker Plašil and the skilful Henri Saivet helped Bordeaux control possession, but it was Newcastle who struck again five minutes before the interval. Right-back Danny Simpson was the provider as his cross was diverted past Cédric Carrasso by Henrique. The keeper was kept busy, and his palms were stung by Vurnon Anita close to half-time. 

Saivet almost caught Newcastle cold from the restart, his brilliantly improvised flick being rebuffed by a combination of Steve Harper's boot and the base of the post, yet the relentless hosts soon had their third. A left-wing centre from the impressive Shane Ferguson was allowed to bounce by Cissé, before he hooked a falling, first-time effort inside the right post.

Harper saved well from David Bellion in an otherwise untroubled conclusion to the match for Newcastle, who earned their seventh successive home win in Europe.

Last updated: 06/10/12 0.11CET

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Lineups

newcastle

Newcastle

bordeaux

Bordeaux

21
ElliotRob Elliot (GK)
Substitution46
16
CarrassoCédric Carrasso (GK)
4
CabayeYohan Cabaye
Substitution61
3
HenriqueHenrique
Yellow Card13
Goal40
5
SimpsonDanny Simpson
4
ObraniakLudovic Obraniak
Substitution46
6
WilliamsonMike Williamson
6
SanéLudovic Sané
8
AnitaVurnon Anita
Yellow Card44
9
GouffranYoan Gouffran
Substitution68
9
CisséPapiss Cissé
Goal49
10
JussiêJussiê
14
PerchJames Perch
Yellow Card89
18
PlašilJaroslav Plašil (C)
Substitution46
23
Sh. AmeobiShola Ameobi (C)
Goal16
20
SaivetHenri Saivet
24
TiotéCheick Tioté
Yellow Card20
Substitution71
25
MarianoMariano
25
ObertanGabriel Obertan
27
PlanusMarc Planus
31
FergusonShane Ferguson
28
TrémoulinasBenoît Trémoulinas

Substitutes

37
HarperSteve Harper (GK)
Substitution46
30
OlimpaKevin Olimpa (GK)
3
SantonDavide Santon
7
N'GuémoLandry N'Guémo
Substitution46
Yellow Card72
10
Ben ArfaHatem Ben Arfa
11
BellionDavid Bellion
Substitution68
15
GoslingDan Gosling
Substitution71
14
DiabatéCheick Diabaté
Substitution46
19
BaDemba Ba
21
ChalméMatthieu Chalmé
20
BigirimanaGael Bigirimana
Substitution61
23
MarangeFlorian Marange
28
AmeobiSammy Ameobi
24
TraoréAbdou Traoré

Coach

Alan Pardew (ENG) Francis Gillot (FRA)

Referee

Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)

Assistant referees

Pau Cebrian Devis (ESP), Jon Nunez Fernandez (ESP)

Fourth official

Raúl Cabanero Martínez (ESP)

Additional assistant referees

David Fernández Borbalán (ESP), Carlos Del Cerro (ESP)

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