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November 9, 2012 2:00 AM SGT
Jan Breydelstadion — Brugge
Referee:‬ L. Banti‎
Attendance:‬ 18003‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Club Brugge 2-2 Newcastle

The Magpies fell behind early to goals from Ivan Trickovski and Jesper Jorgensen but Vurnon Anita and Shola Ameobi struck before half-time to earn a deserved away point

By Andrew Kennedy

  • Bojan Jorgacevic
    0
    0
    2.50

    Bojan Jorgacevic

    Saved well when Obertan was through on goal in the opening minutes, but will be disappointed with his effort to stop Shola Ameobi's equaliser.

  • Tom Hogli
    0
    0
    2.00

    Tom Hogli

    Again not the best of night's for the left-back, who played his part in an overall poor defensive display. Struggled in the first half, but did improve against Obertan in the second.

  • Michael Almebäck
    0
    0
    2.00

    Michael Almebäck

    Similarly to his centre-back partner, Almeback was often troubled by the presence of Shola Ameobi, but did look reliable when in possession.

  • Carl Hoefkens
    0
    0
    2.00

    Carl Hoefkens

    The Brugge captain struggled with the pace of Newcastle duo Sammy Ameobi and Sylvain Marveaux, and tended to drift out of position from right-back too often.

  • Ryan Donk
    0
    0
    2.50

    Ryan Donk

    The 26-year-old kept things ticking over but without much impact. He showed good tenacity to tee up Bacca in the second half, and his performance certainly improved as his side's did.

  • Jordi Figueras
    0
    1
    1.50

    Jordi Figueras Flop of the Match

    Had a difficult night against Shola, who had the beating of him in the air all night. Often allowed the Newcastle forwards too much time to play on the edge of the box, with Marveaux in particular proving a nuisance throughout.

  • Jesper Jørgensen
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jesper Jørgensen

    The Dane impressed in the reverse fixture at St. James' Park and continued in the same vein this evening, although was fortunate to see his first-half effort trickle past Krul.

  • Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe
    0
    0
    3.00

    Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe

    Made a positive start to evening, with his pass almost sending Bacca through on goal. Looked quite in the second until the final 20 minutes, when he forced a crucial save from Krul.

  • Maxime Lestienne
    0
    0
    2.00

    Maxime Lestienne

    A quieter game from the winger who proved a constant threat the last time these two sides met, with the 20-year-old more reserved and less fluent when going forward this evening.

  • Ivan Trickovski
    0
    0
    2.50

    Ivan Trickovski

    Did well to shrug off Coloccini and beat Krul to open the scoring, but soon fizzled out as the half progress. Was replaced by Tchite at half-time.

  • C. Bacca
    0
    0
    3.00

    C. Bacca

    The Colombian started brightly, dropping off the shoulder of Wiliamson and Coloccini to stretch the defence, but was unable to capitalise. Showed a distinct lack of pace when being tracked by Tiote after being played through on goal, yet nearly found a way past Krul midway through the second half.

Substitutions

  • Nathaniel Lagrou
    0
    0

    Nathaniel Lagrou

    Handed his debut with 10 minutes left to play, and didn't have a chance to make an impact.

  • Mohamed Tchité
    0
    0
    2.00

    Mohamed Tchité

    Introduced at half-time and whilst his burst of pace proved troublesome for Newcastle, he never made a concrete impact.

  • Tim Krul
    0
    1
    3.00

    Tim Krul

    The Dutchman's poor clearance almost allowed Carlos Bacca in to open the scoring, while he also could have reacted quicker to stop Jesper Jorgensen's scuffed second goal. Made up with a series of good saves in the second 45.

  • Fabricio Coloccini
    0
    1
    2.00

    Fabricio Coloccini

    Improved as the game went on, but suffered from a shaky start - a possible hangover from his sending off against Liverpool on Sunday. The Argentine was easily brushed aside by Trickovski to open the scoring, once again failing to deal with a long ball over the top.

  • Mike Williamson
    1
    0
    3.00

    Mike Williamson

    Faultless for either goal and dealt well with the early pressure, while also providing a threat in the box.

  • James Tavernier
    1
    0
    2.50

    James Tavernier

    Doesn't seem to have much joy in this competition, with the young left-back's header going straight to the feet of Jesper Jorgensen, who temporarily put the hosts 2-0 ahead. Still, he was never left wanting on the flank.

  • Vurnon Anita
    3
    0
    3.50

    Vurnon Anita

    May well have arrived in a Newcastle shirt this evening. His brilliant first-time volley got Newcastle back into the game when 2-0 down before he played a part in the build-up to Shola Ameobi's equaliser.

  • Gael Bigirimana
    1
    0
    2.50

    Gael Bigirimana

    Another learning curve for the youngster in the middle of the park. Certainly does not look out of place in the midfield, but can let too many stray passes into his game. Replaced by Cabaye with 20 minutes to play.

  • Sylvain Marveaux
    1
    0
    2.50

    Sylvain Marveaux

    Completely missed the ball when through on goal - Newcastle's best chance when 2-0 down - but did look lively, whether drifting into the middle or playing on the flank.

  • Cheikh Tiote
    1
    0
    2.50

    Cheikh Tiote

    Received his 31st yellow card in 61 appearances for Newcastle, meaning he is suspended for Newcastle's next European fixture against Maritimo. Solid display, but he is quickly becoming defined by his lack of discipline than outstanding performances.

  • Shola Ameobi
    2
    0
    3.50

    Shola Ameobi Top of the Match

    Frustrated early on as the referee did not take to his robust style of play, but did look threatening both in the air and on the ground - none more so than when poking home the equaliser on the stroke of half-time.

  • Gabriel Obertan
    1
    0
    3.00

    Gabriel Obertan

    As a constant figure in Newcaslte's Europa League side this season, the Frenchman is showing a lot more confidence on the field. Still lacking consistency in his final ball, but an improvement.

  • Sammy Ameobi
    1
    0
    3.00

    Sammy Ameobi

    A quiet first-half display quickly forgotten by the deft through-ball he delivered to tee up brother Shola to make the score 2-2. Came into his own more in the second period, but just couldn't make it count.

Substitutions

  • Steven Taylor
    1
    0
    2.50

    Steven Taylor

    Decent display to help shore Newcastle to victory in the face of late pressure.

  • Yohan Cabaye
    1
    0
    2.50

    Yohan Cabaye

    Almost scored with a free-kick from distance with clipped the bar, possibly not intentionally. Still, solid display for the 20 minutes he was on the field.

  • Romain Amalfitano
    1
    1

    Romain Amalfitano

    Late cameo for the midfielder

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