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February 22, 2013 2:00 AM SGT
Oblasny SportKomplex Metalist — Kharkiv
Referee:‬ S. Gumienny‎
Attendance:‬ 39973‎
 
 
Shola Ameobi 64′ (PG)
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Metalist Kharkiv 0-1 Newcastle (Agg 0-1)

Shola Ameobi's penalty books Alan Pardew's side a spot in the last 16 although Tim Krul takes the plaudits with a string of brilliant saves to frustrate the hosts

By Jeremy Butler

  • Oleksandr Horyainov
    0
    0
    2.00

    Oleksandr Horyainov

    Stood up well to deny Cisse when he burst through just before half-time. But made stupid decision to dive in on Sissoko and concede the penalty.

  • Cristian Villagra
    0
    0
    3.50

    Cristian Villagra

    Constant threat down the right, the Argentine gave Haidara a hard night on his debut but should have done more with his delivery.

  • Marco Torsiglieri
    0
    0
    3.00

    Marco Torsiglieri

    Struggled in the air against Ameobi and was caught out by Sissoko's surges into his area of the defence.

  • Fininho
    0
    0
    3.00

    Fininho

    Had a tough night trying to keep tabs on Ameobi. Found it hard to deal with the physical battle the big Newcastle striker presented.

  • Papa Gueye
    0
    0
    2.00

    Papa Gueye

    Crazy back pass flew past his keeper to cause the panic that brought the penalty Ameobi converted. Did redeem himself slightly with crucial back post header moments later to deny the Newcastle striker.

  • Edmar
    0
    0
    2.50

    Edmar

    Sat deep to pick off balls into Ameobi's feet and did well denying Newcastle the chance to build-up play. His attempt at quarter-back style passes failed to pay off though.

  • Cleiton Xavier
    0
    0
    2.50

    Cleiton Xavier

    Outshone in midfield by Cabaye and blasted two free kicks miles off target from good positions.

  • José Sosa
    0
    0
    3.00

    José Sosa

    Skipper started slow but dominated once he got on the ball. Let down by his dead ball deliveries as Newcastle gave away too many fouls.

  • Juan Torres
    0
    0
    2.50

    Juan Torres

    One brilliant cross to Sosa but otherwise disappointed.

  • Marlos
    0
    0
    3.00

    Marlos

    Tricky wideman did not show the same influence as he did at St James' Park. One run early in the second half showed how dangerous he can be if left unchecked.

  • Jonathan Cristaldo
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jonathan Cristaldo Flop of the Match

    Wasted the perfect chance to put Metalist ahead with a free header in the 28th minute and fluffed another glorious chance by failling to nod in a corner. Was twice denied by Krul in the final quarter when needed to be deadly.

Substitutions

  • Sebastián Blanco
    0
    0
    2.50

    Sebastián Blanco

    Was not given enough time to change game when introduced as a sub.

  • Jajá
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jajá

    Real danger when arriving as a sub. Great feet and begged the question..why didn't he start?

  • Willian
    0
    0
    3.50

    Willian

    Sub came on and got an instant chance to net but saw Tim Krul get a glove to his chipped finish from ten yards out. Had a second chance when free at a corner but Krul equal to it once more.

  • Tim Krul
    5
    0
    4.00

    Tim Krul Top of the Match

    Made vital stop to deny sub Willian an equaliser as Metalist charged forward looking for a leveller before twice denying Cristaldo with two stops in a matter of seconds.

  • Fabricio Coloccini
    1
    0
    3.00

    Fabricio Coloccini

    Commanding at the back with some strong early tackles to keep Kharkiv at bay but did concede too many free kicks as game moved on.

  • Danny Simpson
    1
    1
    2.50

    Danny Simpson

    Always an outlet but failed to use the ball well. Struggled to feed Cisse the ball enough.

  • Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa
    3
    0
    3.00

    Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa

    Composed at the back and read the game well. Refused to dive in like Coloccini and moved the ball impressively across the back-line.

  • Massadio Haidara
    2
    0
    3.00

    Massadio Haidara

    Struggled to get to grips with Villagra on his debut and picked up a yellow card just before the break.

  • Yohan Cabaye
    3
    0
    3.00

    Yohan Cabaye

    Pulled the strings early on but faded as Sosa took control of the midfield.

  • Moussa Sissoko
    3
    0
    3.50

    Moussa Sissoko

    Powerful running from deep. Scared the life out of the Ukrainan side when in full flow but was not given the ball enough. One return pass to Marveaux cut open the home side before the French winger smacked his side wide.

  • Vurnon Anita
    3
    0
    3.00

    Vurnon Anita

    Got through plenty of unseen hard work mixing it up in the middle of the park to allow Sissoko to charge forward.

  • Sylvain Marveaux
    1
    1
    2.50

    Sylvain Marveaux

    Spent too much time trying to help out Haidara at the back and poor decision making when going forward - most notably lashing a shot high when Ameobi was waiting for a cut back in the box.

  • Papiss Cissé
    1
    0
    3.50

    Papiss Cissé

    Denied a perfectly good goal in the first leg and missed out on the opener here with an angled shot he failed to direct properly.

  • Shola Ameobi
    4
    0
    3.50

    Shola Ameobi

    Asked to hold the ball up and bring the likes of Cisse into play and did his job well. Was brave to take on responsibility of taking the penalty and was rewarded with his 15th goal in Europe.

Substitutions

  • James Perch
    1
    0
    3.00

    James Perch

    Brought on as Newcastle looked to hold out against a late rally from Metalist and made one important stop with his thigh to deny Jaja.

  • Jonas Gutierrez
    1
    1
    2.50

    Jonas Gutierrez

    Was asked to use his pace on the counter attack when coming on as a sub but spent his time on the back foot.

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