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Alan Pardew praised the performance of brothers Sammy and Shola Ameobi as they sparked a Europa League fightback against Club Bruges.

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Alan Pardew: Pleased with the performance of Sammy and Shola Ameobi

Alan Pardew: Pleased with the performance of Sammy and Shola Ameobi

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Newcastle got off to a catastrophic start as the hosts raced into a 2-0 lead, but it was the visitors who finished the half with a flurry with Vurnon Anita volleying home his first goal for the club four minutes before the break and Shola Ameobi levelling.

But it was the combination between the two brothers which caught the eye of the Magpies boss who was left delighted by their contribution.

He said: "I thought they were both good tonight. We had Ameobi to Ameobi - which is almost like a song - for the second goal, which was nice.

"It was a great little turn from Sammy. He has just got this way of getting out of corners that I have not seen many players being able to get out of. He wriggles out of situations.

"He still needs to tighten up a little bit on the tactical and intelligence sides of the game. He takes people on where perhaps he should pass.

"But he will learn that. He showed his talent tonight - and he marks at set-plays, which he needs to do. He's 6'5".

"He's not very good at it, but he's learning."

The draw leaves Newcastle a point clear at the top of Group D and knowing victory over Maritimo at St James' Park on November 22 will ensure their progression.

Pardew added: "We are going to have to kick ourselves if we don't beat Maritimo at home, with all due respect to them.

"We have got ourselves in a great position and are looking to just wrap the league up perhaps with that win there, which is our next game."

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