Metalist Kharkiv 0 - 1 Newcastle United

Match info: Europa League - Round of 32 at Metalist Stadium

Date: 21/02/2013 KO: 18:00 Ref: S Gumienny Att: 39,973

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Metalist

0
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Newcastle

Shola Ameobi 64 (pen)

FT (ht: 0-0)

  • Last Updated: February 20 2013, 19:32 GMT

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has resisted the temptation to throw Hatem Ben Arfa back into Europa League action in Kharkiv on Thursday night.

Ben Arfa will not be risked
Ben Arfa will not be risked

The French midfielder, who has been sidelined since December by a hamstring injury, is back in training, but Pardew has always had Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash with Southampton, rather than the second leg of the Magpies' European tie with Metalist Kharkiv, in mind.

Davide Santon has been rested, while fellow full-back Mathieu Debuchy and striker Yoan Gouffran are ineligible, but January signings Massadio Haidara, Mapou Yanga Mbiwa and Moussa Sissoko are all included.

Newcastle (from): Tim Krul, Rob Elliot, Danny Simpson, Massadio Haidara, Fabricio Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, James Perch, Cheick Tiote, Vurnon Anita, Gael Bigirimana, Yohan Cabaye, Jonas Gutierrez, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan, Moussa Sissoko, Dan Gosling, Papiss Cisse, Shola Ameobi.


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