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                                                    Club Brugge
                                                    Ivan Trickovski (14 mins)
                                                    Jesper Jorgensen (19 mins)
                                                    2-2
                                                    Newcastle
                                                    Vurnon Anita (41 mins)
                                                    Shola Ameobi (43 mins)

                                                    UEFA Europa League Group D , Nov 8, 2012
                                                    Ground: Jan Breydel Stadium , Kickoff: 18:00 , Att 18,000

                                                    Team news

                                                    Clement wants unity Caretaker boss Philippe Clement has called for a united front as Club Brugge attempt to dent Newcastle's Europa League charge.

                                                    The Magpies head for the Jan Breydel Stadion sitting at the top of Group D and yet to concede a single goal in their three matches to date.

                                                    They will run out to face a club which at the weekend dispensed with the services of manager Georges Leekens, who led them into their 1-0 defeat on Tyneside last month, one of five successive reverses in all competitions which ultimately cost him his job.

                                                    Reserve team coach Clement has been asked to take over in the short term, and with a Juliper League trip to Anderlecht awaiting the Belgians at the weekend, he knows there is little time to waste.

                                                    He told the club's official website, www.clubbrugge.be: "It will be a challenge, but it's important to fill the gap created by this dismissal.

                                                    "I know the players and I know the staff - that buys us some time, because that is of the essence in view of the two games on Thursday and Sunday." Sunday's 1-0 home defeat by Waregem, which left the club sitting in eighth place in the table, proved the final straw for the Brugge hierarchy.

                                                    But when they arrived at St James' Park on October 25, they did so as leaders having just lost for the first time in 11 league outings.

                                                    Clement said: "We are now in eighth place, but last week we were still top of the league. The divide is not that big.

                                                    "I have gone through times like these as a player too and there is only way to get out of this, and that's working hard to get back on top." Their opponents have included forgotten man Xisco among a 20-strong Newcastle party.

                                                    The Spaniard, who scored a hat-trick for the club's Under-21s side against Stoke last month, was on the plane along with Fabricio Coloccini and Cheick Tiote, who are both likely to feature as they are suspended for Sunday's Barclays Premier League fixture against West Ham.

                                                    Yohan Cabaye, who left the field at Liverpool at the weekend with a tight hamstring, has also been included, but James Perch (thigh) is facing up to a month on the sidelines and was left behind along with senior men Steve Harper, Danny Simpson, Jonas Gutierrez, Hatem Ben Arfa and Demba Ba.

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                                                    Ameobi earns point for Magpies Shola Ameobi's 14th European goal kept Newcastle's Europa League campaign on track as they drew 2-2 on an eventful evening against Club Brugge.

                                                    The 31-year-old struck from younger brother Sammy's 43rd-minute pass two minutes after Vurnon Anita had dispatched a sweet volley to cancel out the 2-0 lead Brugge had been handed on a plate during an awful start by the visitors.

                                                    The Belgians went ahead with 14th minutes gone when Ivan Trickovski embarrassed skipper Fabricio Coloccini to register the first Group D goal conceded by Newcastle, and Jesper Jorgensen doubled their advantage within five minutes with Alan Pardew's men simply not at the races.

                                                    However, a side featuring eight changes to the one which ran out at Liverpool on Sunday managed to summon up a commendable response to take a point which means they remain at the top of the group.

                                                    They might even have emerged victorious had substitute Yohan Cabaye's 74th-minute free-kick not come back off the bar with keeper Bojan Jorgacevic stranded, although Tim Krul made vital second-half saves from Carlos Bacca, Mohamed Tchite and Vadis Odjidja as the home side finished strongly.

                                                    Newcastle arrived in Bruges to face a team which had lost its previous five games in all competitions, including a 1-0 reverse on Tyneside last month, and as a result dispensed with the services of manager Georges Leekens.

                                                    Pardew saw enough at St James' Park to convince him that victory in the reverse fixture would be a tough ask and no doubt will have sent his troops into battle warning them to give nothing away.

                                                    In the event, they did exactly the opposite to hand Brugge a two-goal advantage inside 19 minutes.

                                                    First Coloccini, only starting the game because he is suspended for Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash with West Ham, allowed Ryan Donk's 14th-minute long ball to drop over his head, much as he had done at Anfield to allow Luis Suarez to score a brilliant equaliser, and Trickovski took full advantage to beat Krul.

                                                    The Dutchman had earlier been rescued by his captain after striker Bacca had charged down his attempted clearance with the Magpies woefully below par.

                                                    But things were to get much worse when, five minutes later, James Tavernier's clearing header fell to Jorgensen 20 yards out and he fired into the bottom corner past a distinctly flat-footed Krul.

                                                    Newcastle looked to be heading for a real drubbing, but Sylvain Marveaux passed up a glorious opportunity to reduce the deficit after 24 minutes when Gabriel Obertan presented him with an open goal, only for him to completely miss his kick.

                                                    However, as the half wore on, Pardew's men eventually found a rhythm and Brugge keeper Bojan Jorgacevic had to tip Shola Ameobi's header over the bar after he climbed well at the far post to meet brother Sammy's cross 10 minutes before the break.

                                                    But the fireworks were still to come and were sparked by Anita's first goal for the club, a sumptuous 41st-minute volley after full-back Tom Hogli's header dropped invitingly to him on the edge of the penalty area.

                                                    The travelling fans were still celebrating when Shola Ameobi ran on to his 20-year-old brother's pass two minutes later and stabbed the ball past the advancing Jorgacevic to level and spare himself and his team-mates the wrath of their manager at half-time.

                                                    Caretaker manager Philippe Clement sent on striker Tchite for Trickovski after the break, but it was the older Ameobi who was handed the first chance of the second half when he headed Coloccini's cross straight at Jorgacevic.

                                                    The same man powered another effort inches over from Marveaux's 50th-minute corner and then forced a diving one-handed save from Jorgacevic with the home side falling apart defensively.

                                                    However, it took Cheick Tiote's timely intervention to deny Bacca a clear run at goal eight minutes after the restart and Krul had to make a smart save to keep out Tchite's snapshot three minutes later.

                                                    But it was the visitors who were largely dominating proceedings with the Ameobis leading the way and Marveaux and Obertan starting to make an impression.

                                                    Krul had to palm Bacca's close-range effort around the post after he had turned smartly on the edge of the six-yard box, and the Colombian sent a 65th-minute header over the bar after Maxime Lestienne had broken at pace down the right and crossed.

                                                    The Holland international excelled himself as time ran down to tip Tchite's header over and then keep Odjidja's curling shot out of the bottom corner with Brugge going for broke.

                                                    Team Line-ups

                                                    Club BruggeRating
                                                    Player rating out of ten Player name Substitution Did they score? Player's disciplinary record Rating
                                                    39 Bojan Jorgacevic
                                                    2 Tom Hogli
                                                    4 Carl Hoefkens
                                                    3 Michael Almeback
                                                    22 Figueras Jordi
                                                    18 Ryan Donk
                                                    32 Vadis Odjija Ofoe(sub 80)
                                                    16 Maxime Lestienne
                                                    10 Jesper Jorgensen Goal
                                                    17 Ivan Trickovski(sub 45) Goal
                                                    70 Carlos Bacca
                                                    Substitutes
                                                    33 Vladan Kujovic
                                                    7 Mohamed Tchite(sub 45)
                                                    9 Bjorn Vleminckx
                                                    21 Bart Buysse
                                                    40 Bjorn Engels
                                                    41 Birger Verstraete
                                                    43 Nathaniel Lagrou(sub 80)
                                                    NewcastleRating
                                                    Player rating out of ten Player name Did they score? Player's disciplinary record Substitution Rating
                                                    1 Tim Krul
                                                    8 Vurnon Anita Goal
                                                    6 Mike Williamson(sub 57)
                                                    2 Fabricio Coloccini
                                                    34 James Tavernier
                                                    24 Cheick Tiote
                                                    28 Sammy Ameobi(sub 82)
                                                    22 Sylvain Marveaux
                                                    20 Gael Bigirimana(sub 71)
                                                    25 Gabriel Obertan
                                                    23 Shola Ameobi Goal
                                                    Substitutes
                                                    21 Rob Elliot
                                                    3 Davide Santon
                                                    4 Yohan Cabaye(sub 71)
                                                    9 Papiss Cisse
                                                    17 Romain Amalfitano(sub 82)
                                                    27 Steven Taylor(sub 57)
                                                    31 Shane Ferguson

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