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Alan Pardew praises Ameobi brothers

Alan Pardew Newcastle United BossNewcastle boss Alan Pardew celebrated the impact of Shola and Sammy Ameobi during his side’s Europa League fight back against Club Brugge.

The Magpies got off to a terrible start conceding twice within the opening 20 minutes.

However, Vernon Anita and Shola Ameobi levelled the score in the second-half.

Despite dropping two points, Pardew was impressed with his side and in particular the combination of the Ameobi brothers:

“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.” He is quoted by SkySports.

“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 result leaves the North East club a point clear at the top of Group D and victory over Maritimo during their next game will guarantee progression to the knockout round:

“We are going to have to kick ourselves if we don’t beat Maritimo at home, with all due respect to them.” Pardew said.

“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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