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Clearance by Mathieu Debuchy.
The referee gets the game underway.
The half-time whistle blows.
The referee gets the second half underway.
The referee blows the whistle to end the game.
Sammy Ameobi scores a right footed goal. Morecambe 0-2 Newcastle.Assist on the goal came from Hatem Ben Arfa.
Sammy Ameobi scores with their right foot. Morecambe 0-2 Newcastle.
A cross is delivered by Ryan Williams.
Clearance made by Dan Gosling.
Clearance by Moussa Sissoko.
Marcus Marshall fouled by Mathieu Debuchy, the ref awards a free kick.
Free kick taken by Rob Elliot.
Jack Sampson challenges Curtis Good unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Hatem Ben Arfa takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.
Free kick taken by Mark Hughes.
Moussa Sissoko on for Sylvain Marveaux.
Joe Mwasile replaces Stewart Drummond.
Tony Diagne fouled by Shola Ameobi, the ref awards a free kick.
Clearance made by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.
Clearance made by Mathieu Debuchy.
Shola Ameobi slots the ball right footed into the goal. Morecambe 0-1 Newcastle.Assist by Hatem Ben Arfa.
Clearance made by Gael Bigirimana.
Sylvain Marveaux sends in a cross.
Free kick crossed by Sylvain Marveaux.
Andrew Parrish gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sammy Ameobi.
Shot by Dan Gosling. Blocked by Andrew Wright.
Clearance by Paul Dummett.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa manages to make a clearance.
Alex Kenyon on for Andrew Fleming.
The ball is crossed by Marcus Marshall.
Rob Elliot takes the free kick.
Jack Sampson challenges Gael Bigirimana unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Mark Hughes restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Kevin Ellison by Mathieu Debuchy results in a free kick.
Ryan Williams takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.
Shot by Jack Sampson went over the crossbar.
Clearance made by Andrew Wright.
Yoan Gouffran goes off and Hatem Ben Arfa comes on.
Jack Sampson delivers the ball.
Header by Shola Ameobi misses to the right of the target.
Clearance by Mark Hughes.
Tony Diagne manages to make a clearance.
Shot by Jack Sampson went wide of the left-hand upright.
Centre by Kevin Ellison.
Shola Ameobi takes a shot and went wide right of the net.
Clearance made by Jack Sampson.
Andrew Parrish manages to make a clearance.
Andrew Wright manages to make a clearance.
Sylvain Marveaux takes a shot and cleared the goal.
Unfair challenge on Curtis Good by Jack Sampson results in a free kick.
Clearance by Sylvain Marveaux.
Marcus Marshall joins the action as a substitute, replacing Padraig Amond.
Free kick taken by Stewart Drummond.
Mathieu Debuchy takes the free kick.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa takes the free kick.
Jack Sampson takes a shot and went wide right of the target.
The ball is swung over by Paul Dummett.
Free kick taken by Barry Roche.
Sammy Ameobi challenges Padraig Amond unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Mark Hughes manages to make a clearance.
Shola Ameobi takes a shot and cleared the net.
Unfair challenge on Shola Ameobi by Mark Hughes results in a free kick.
Clearance made by Sylvain Marveaux.
Shot by Yoan Gouffran. Andrew Fleming gets a block in.
Stewart Drummond makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Haris Vuckic by Andrew Wright.
Stewart Drummond manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Jack Sampson on Dan Gosling, free kick awarded.
Ryan Williams takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.
Haris Vuckic leaves the field to be replaced by Shola Ameobi.
Curtis Good makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Andrew Wright.
Paul Dummett manages to make a clearance.
Ryan Williams shoots direct from the free kick and goes right of the target.
Sylvain Marveaux gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Ellison.
Clearance by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.
Yoan Gouffran has an effort at goal. Blocked by Andrew Parrish.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Sylvain Marveaux.
Clearance made by Kevin Ellison.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Sylvain Marveaux.
The ball is crossed by Haris Vuckic.
Shot by Sammy Ameobi missed to the left of goal.
Gael Bigirimana fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. A parry by Barry Roche prevents the goal.
Unfair challenge on Yoan Gouffran by Stewart Drummond results in a free kick.
Padraig Amond has an effort at goal.
Clearance made by Curtis Good.
The ball is sent over by Sylvain Marveaux.
Shot by Andrew Fleming missed to the left of goal.
Andrew Fleming takes a shot.
Corner taken by Ryan Williams from the right by-line.
Padraig Amond has an effort at goal. Rob Elliot parries the effort to safety.
Foul by Dan Gosling on Stewart Drummond, free kick awarded.
Chance falls to Dan Gosling who heads at goal. Barry Roche catches the ball.
Centre by Sammy Ameobi.
Sammy Ameobi manages to make a clearance.
Header at goal by Padraig Amond. Dan Gosling gets a block in.
Header at goal by Yoan Gouffran goes right of the post.
Clearance by Padraig Amond.
The ball is sent over by Sammy Ameobi.
Sammy Ameobi makes a clearance.
Sammy Ameobi crosses the ball.
Unfair challenge on Mathieu Debuchy by Andrew Fleming results in a free kick.
Clearance by Tony Diagne.
Barry Roche manages to make a clearance.
Headed chance falls to Mark Hughes. Blocked by Dan Gosling.
Corner taken by Ryan Williams from the left by-line.
Mathieu Debuchy makes a clearance.
The official flags Haris Vuckic offside.
Shot by Andrew Fleming. Rob Elliot blocks the ball.
The offside flag is raised against Haris Vuckic.
Barry Roche takes the free kick.
Header by Dan Gosling misses right.
Stewart Drummond challenges Dan Gosling unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Andrew Wright concedes a free kick for a foul on Sammy Ameobi.
Anxious times for Pardew
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is keeping his fingers crossed that Joe Kinnear delivers him new signings over the next week regardless of what happens with Yohan Cabaye.
The France international midfielder will not be involved in Wednesday night's Capital One Cup trip to Sky Bet League Two Morecambe as the Magpies await developments in Arsenal's pursuit of a man for whom they have already had a B#10million offer rejected.
But whether or not the Gunners eventually come up with a figure to suit owner Mike Ashley - Newcastle's valuation is around double the only bid to date - Pardew is hoping his director of football will finally make a much-anticipated breakthrough with loan signing Loic Remy the only new face to have arrived on Tyneside since his appointment.
Kinnear insisted earlier this week that the management team at St James' Park had agreed before the season started that the squad was big enough and strong enough to finish in the top half of the Barclays Premier League table, but Pardew is desperate to add to it.
The manager said: "Even without the Cabaye situation, that's something we know we have to try to do.
"I think we have done a good bit of business with Loic Remy, I really do. From that point forward, it's a good start and we need to finish it off."
The Magpies have been trying to land a striker for much of the summer, but missed out on Darren Bent after stalling on a deal and have as yet been unable to push through a move for Lyon's Bafetimbi Gomis.
However, should Arsenal prise Cabaye from Pardew's grasp, there would be another sizeable gap to plug, and Newcastle have been linked with Wigan's Republic of Ireland international James McCarthy as a potential replacement.
Pardew declined to confirm whether or not Cabaye had refused to play in the opening two games of the season in the wake of Arsenal's approach, and was unwilling to elaborate on a situation which has left disgruntled fans fearing the worst.
But ultimately, that particular decision will be made above his head and he was philosophical when asked about the possible consequences.
He said: "The answer isn't as simple as a 'yes' or a 'no'.
"The answer is here he is either going to be sold and we are going to have to replace him in the window that we have left, or he's going to stay.
"In both situations, I as the manager have to protect him and protect this football club more importantly, so the first thing on my agenda is the football club, trust me, and that will always come first while I am the manager here."
In the short term, Pardew's focus will be on progressing in the Capital One cup courtesy of a first victory of the season, although one he knows will not come easily.
He said: "As a manager, you want to win the first game - but we won the first game against Tottenham last year and actually, that clouded some issues for us.
"I think our issues are very much open this year. We have not hidden from them, they are there. We need to get one or two players in, we know that.
"We need to resolve the Cabaye situation and we need to win a game and hopefully in the next eight days, most of those will be resolved."
Morecambe striker Padraig Amond insists Newcastle hold no fear for the SkyBet League Two club as they look to inflict more woe on Alan Pardew's men.
The Shrimps will have their evening in the spotlight with a record crowd expected at the Globe Arena for a second-round clash which will also be televised.
While the 25-year-old Amond knows whatever starting line-up Pardew opts for will pose a serious challenge, he believes Morecambe should not be overawed by their opponents.
Amond told Press Association Sport: "I actually watched the game the other night against Man City (when Newcastle lost 4-0) and obviously Steven Taylor got sent off so it looks like he could be missing and they've picked up a couple of little injuries.
"They're obviously a really, really good team with Premier League experience for a number of years now so it's going to be a very tough game, but there's no pressure on us, all the pressure's on them, they're expected to beat us.
"There's no-one really that we're scared of or anything like that. We're just all really looking forward to the game."
Asked if Morecambe would like to capitalise on a difficult first few weeks for Newcastle, Amond added: "We'd like to take advantage of it. But there's no pressure on us at all."
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