Ameobi seals Toon passage

21 February 2013 08:17

Shola Ameobi fired Newcastle into the last 16 of the Europa League from the penalty spot as the Magpies kept their cool in icy Ukraine to secure a 1-0 win.

Ameobi's 15th European goal came after midfielder Moussa Sissoko had been tripped by goalkeeper Olexandr Goryainov. The striker calmly converted from 12 yards to silence a packed house at the Metalist Stadium in Kharkiv.

It was no more than the Magpies, who had two goals disallowed in last week's first leg on Tyneside, deserved from a spirited display, although goalkeeper Tim Krul, who had denied substitute Willian six minutes later, also had to pull off a stunning double save to keep out Jonathan Cristaldo 13 minutes from time.

Source: PA