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No joy for Newcastle and Metalist

Published: Thursday 14 February 2013, 22.56CET
Newcastle United FC 0-0 FC Metalist Kharkiv
Goalkeeper Olexandr Goryainov was the unlikely hero, with the 37-year-old showing a composure in the box which neither side's attackers could match.
No joy for Newcastle and Metalist
Olexandr Goryainov saves at the feet of Newcastle's Moussa Sissoko ©Getty Images

Match statistics

NewcastleMetalist

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target5
 
5
Attempts off target7
 
5
Corners5
 
5
Offsides5
 
0
Fouls committed13
 
11
Yellow cards4
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 14 February 2013, 22.56CET

No joy for Newcastle and Metalist

Newcastle United FC 0-0 FC Metalist Kharkiv
Goalkeeper Olexandr Goryainov was the unlikely hero, with the 37-year-old showing a composure in the box which neither side's attackers could match.

Newcastle United FC and FC Metalist Kharkiv drew an unexpected blank in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League round of 32 encounter, with both sides uncharacteristically indecisive in front of goal.

Having sold celebrated attacking midfielder Taison to Ukrainian rivals FC Shakhtar Donetsk during the winter break, Metalist lacked their usual menace in the final third, while their 37-year-old goalkeeper Olexandr Goryainov grabbed an unexpected share of the limelight, making crucial interventions to stop Papiss Cissé and Moussa Sissoko from seizing the initiative for Alan Pardew's men.

One of the most consistently entertaining teams in the UEFA Europa League, Metalist's propensity for slightly reckless attacking football could easily have got them into trouble early on. Gabriel Obertan rolled an effort wide and Cissé had a goal ruled out for offside before Tim Krul produced a fine save at the other end to fend Jonathan Cristaldo's bullet header round the post.

Goryainov's rearguard evaporated again following a swift Newcastle surge, and the veteran had to be sharp to keep Cissé off the scoresheet as he raced through on goal. Captain José Ernesto Sosa then snatched at a chance to beat Krul, before Goryainov once more proved to be Metalist's only effective line of defence, blocking a marauding Sissoko's path to goal.

The drama continued after the interval, Cristaldo blazing wide as Newcastle's concentration flickered, but the home side were to provide the more tangible threat thereafter. A pull back into the box found Cissé, yet he could not steer his powerful effort around the ever-alert Goryainov, and the Senegalese striker's luck was out once more when a referee assistant's flag denied him another goal for offside. Luck, however, may have played more of a part than judgement when Goryainov repelled Cissé's close-range header at the death.

Last updated: 03/12/13 17.50CET

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Lineups

newcastle

Newcastle

metalist

Metalist

1
KrulTim Krul (GK)
29
GoryainovOlexandr Goryainov (GK)
2
ColocciniFabricio Coloccini (C)
3
VillagraCristian Villagra
3
SantonDavide Santon
6
TorsiglieriMarco Torsiglieri
4
CabayeYohan Cabaye
Yellow Card33
8
EdmarEdmar
7
SissokoMoussa Sissoko
Yellow Card81
10
Cleiton XavierCleiton Xavier
9
CisséPapiss Cissé
11
SosaJosé Sosa (C)
13
Yanga-MbiwaMapou Yanga-Mbiwa
15
FininhoFininho
18
GutiérrezJonás Gutiérrez
Yellow Card86
19
TorresChaco Torres
Yellow Card90+1
24
TiotéCheick Tioté
Yellow Card28
Substitution79
21
CristaldoJonathan Cristaldo
Substitution82
25
ObertanGabriel Obertan
Substitution62
25
MarlosMarlos
Substitution73
27
TaylorSteven Taylor
30
GueyePapa Gueye

Substitutes

21
ElliotRob Elliot (GK)
81
DišljenkovićVladimir Dišljenković (GK)
5
SimpsonDanny Simpson
4
BerezovchukAndriy Berezovchuk
8
AnitaVurnon Anita
5
ShelayevOleh Shelayev
14
PerchJames Perch
23
BlancoSebastián Blanco
22
MarveauxSylvain Marveaux
Substitution62
50
JajáJajá
Substitution82
23
Sh. AmeobiShola Ameobi
Substitution79
55
KrasnopyorovOleg Krasnopyorov
35
HaïdaraMassadio Haïdara
86
WillianWillian
Substitution73
Yellow Card88

Coach

Alan Pardew (ENG) Myron Markevich (UKR)

Referee

Tom Harald Hagen (NOR)

Assistant referees

Dag-Roger Nebben (NOR), Magnus Lundberg (NOR)

Fourth official

Sven Erik Midthjell (NOR)

Additional assistant referees

Svein-Erik Edvartsen (NOR), Anders Johansen (NOR)

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