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Newcastle recover to make point in Bruges

Published: Thursday 8 November 2012, 21.35CET
Club Brugge KV 2-2 Newcastle United FC
The English side struck the crossbar twice after recovering from two down, but a point in Belgium leaves them well placed in Group D.
by Nick Foster
from Jan Breydelstadion

Match statistics

Club BruggeNewcastle

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target7
 
7
Attempts off target6
 
8
Corners5
 
6
Offsides3
 
2
Fouls committed10
 
7
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 18/11/2012 08:04 CET

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Published: Thursday 8 November 2012, 21.35CET

Newcastle recover to make point in Bruges

Club Brugge KV 2-2 Newcastle United FC
The English side struck the crossbar twice after recovering from two down, but a point in Belgium leaves them well placed in Group D.

Group D leaders Newcastle United FC are on the verge of the UEFA Europa League round of 32 after coming from two down to draw with Club Brugge KV in an entertaining match at the Jan Breydelstadion.

Goals inside the opening 19 minutes from Ivan Tričkovski and Jesper Jørgensen rewarded the Belgian hosts for a start played at a furious pace, and while the tempo barely slackened, the English visitors gradually came back into it. By half-time they were level after two goals in three minutes, a stunning Vurnon Anita volley preceding a calm Shola Ameobi finish. Either side could have nicked it after the restart, with Shola Ameobi and Yohan Cabaye hitting the crossbar, but a 2-2 draw rewarded both teams' endeavour.

Newcastle began tentatively, though, and had already survived a Carlos Bacca chance when Tričkovski, collecting a Ryan Donk pass, drove in with his left foot on 14 minutes. The home fans raised their voices and then the roof five minutes later when the unmarked Jørgensen rifled a powerful low shot into the corner of Tim Krul's goal from just outside the area.

The Premier League outfit looked short of ideas, though not Anita as he returned Tom Høgli's headed clearance with interest, finding the net with a fine volley. Soon they were level as Shola Ameobi collected a pass from younger brother Sammy and coolly slotted in.

Shola Ameobi twice came close to putting Newcastle into the lead after the break, including a header that shaved the bar, while Cabaye's free-kick made an even greater impact with the woodwork. Club Brugge had opportunities too, through Bacca, Vadis Odjidja and Jørgensen, but Newcastle held on for a point that leaves them four points clear of their third-placed opponents with two Group D games to go.

Last updated: 25/09/14 4.18CET

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Lineups

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Club Brugge

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Newcastle

39
JorgačevićBojan Jorgačević (GK)
1
KrulTim Krul (GK)
2
HøgliTom Høgli
2
ColocciniFabricio Coloccini (C)
3
AlmebäckMichael Almebäck
Yellow Card47
6
WilliamsonMike Williamson
Substitution59
4
HoefkensCarl Hoefkens (C)
Yellow Card73
8
AnitaVurnon Anita
Goal41
10
JørgensenJesper Jørgensen
Goal19
20
BigirimanaGael Bigirimana
Substitution72
16
LestienneMaxime Lestienne
22
MarveauxSylvain Marveaux
17
TričkovskiIvan Tričkovski
Goal14
Substitution46
23
Sh. AmeobiShola Ameobi
Goal43
18
DonkRyan Donk
24
TiotéCheick Tioté
Yellow Card37
22
JordiJordi
25
ObertanGabriel Obertan
32
OdjidjaVadis Odjidja
Substitution81
28
AmeobiSammy Ameobi
Substitution83
70
BaccaCarlos Bacca
34
TavernierJames Tavernier

Substitutes

33
KujovićVladan Kujović (GK)
21
ElliotRob Elliot (GK)
7
TchitéMohamed Tchité
Substitution46
3
SantonDavide Santon
9
VleminckxBjörn Vleminckx
4
CabayeYohan Cabaye
Substitution72
Yellow Card88
21
BuysseBart Buysse
9
CisséPapiss Cissé
40
EngelsBjörn Engels
17
AmalfitanoRomain Amalfitano
Substitution83
41
VerstraeteBirger Verstraete
27
TaylorSteven Taylor
Substitution59
43
LagrouNathaniel Lagrou
Substitution81
31
FergusonShane Ferguson

Coach

Philippe Clement (BEL) Alan Pardew (ENG)

Referee

Luca Banti (ITA)

Assistant referees

Nicola Nicoletti (ITA), Riccardo Di Fiore (ITA)

Fourth official

Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA)

Additional assistant referees

Andrea Gervasoni (ITA), Domenico Celi (ITA)

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