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21 Feb 2013 20:17:16

Ameobi seals Toon passage

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.


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