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Taylor Will Miss Benfica Fixture!
Published : 11 Apr 2013 00:08:21Rss feed
Central defender Steven Taylor has joined skipper Fabricio Coloccini on the sidelines with a knee problem suffered in training earlier today.
Alan Pardew: "We don't think it's too serious, but he is certainly not going to be involved tomorrow."
Newcastle have made something of a habit in recent weeks of winning games at the death with Papiss Cisse contributing late decisive strikes against Stoke, Anzhi and at the weekend, Fulham.
Cisse said: "I tell myself as long as the referee hasn't blown his whistle, the game isn't over.
"I'm an attacker, that's my job - that's what I always tell myself. I have to be ready to score at any moment, so there's always a chance until the whistle goes that I can score."
Pardew will take another winner from the Senegal international whenever it arrives, but admits he has been urging his leading scorer not to leave it so late.
He said with a smile: "I keep telling Papiss to try to score before the 92nd minute - it's becoming ridiculous.
"He's a special goalscorer and a big threat to Benfica, I thought, in the first leg, and he will be tomorrow too."
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Source: Newcastle United Mad
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