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The ball goes behind and Harper is in no hurry to collect it for his goal-kick. The seconds trickle down and it looks like the Toon have this wrapped up.
Two minutes of stoppage time are added and Newcastle just have to sit tight now. Brugge win a free-kick after Odjidja is fouled by Tiote.
They're trying regardless! Trickovski, who has been a lively substitution, troubles Harper with a driving shot at the far post.
Cabaye's corner is dealt with by the Brugge defence. The Belgians are running out of time to stage a comeback.
Santon speeds off on a charge and Obertan motors down his outside, eventually winning a corner on the left.
Trikovski puts another ball into the box for Buysse and he wins a corner for the visitors. Bigirimana heads it on and Cabaye boots it clear.
Brugge have looked threatening at times tonight but haven't been able to finish accurately. They're applying the heat in these dying minutes.
Hoefkens looks for Lestienne down the right with a long pass. The Belgian picks out Trickovski in the box but his shot is wide.
Trickovski's kick falls straight back to him and he tries a cross but it's headed clear. Obertan chases on the break but Hogli has a head start on him and reaches it first.
A nice one-two between Santon and Obertan almost comes to fruition but the former can't pull off the final delivery.
Ameobi had been pulling and pushing in the box and the free-kick goes to Brugge. The Toon are preparing to make their final change, with Cabaye on the touchline.
Tiote finds Obertan out on the left and he teams up with Ferguson to get forward. Ameobi meets a cross all wrong.
Shola Ameobi does well to win the ball in midfield but wastes his good work as his pass has too much on it out to Ferguson.
Obertan is pulled back by Odjidja as the Frenchman's pace is too much for him and the Brugge man gets a booking.
Lestienne tries to slot through a ball for Bacca but Steven Taylor is there to intercept the pass. A sloppy pass goes to Buyesse.
A bit of a reshuffle for Pardew then, with Ferguson moving to left midfield and Coloccini slotting into the backline.
The Toon make their second change, as Coloccini comes on for Sammy Ameobi, who gets a warm round of applause from the Toon fans.
Newcastle are playing at leisure now, trading passes at the back until Sammy Ameobi makes a break through, but can't find a way into the box.
Trickovski tries to plant a ball in the area but the Toon defence hold firm. Another ball in from Hogli is dealt with by Santon.
Newcastle are planning another change. Blondel is caught by Shola Ameobi for a quickly-taken Brugge free-kick in midfield.
Shola Ameobi tries another shot from far out but it doesn't trouble the keeper as it trickles wide on the left.
Ferguson steps up to take the free-kick from close range in what looks like a great opportunity for the Toon but it's a bit of an anti-climax as he skies his effort.
A misplaced ball falls to Obertan who skips off on another run but is held up by Blondel. He does well to get away and pick out Shola Ameobi, who wins a free-kick from a good position.
There's another spell of pressure from Brugge as Trickovski lifts a ball into the box but Perch is there to head it clear.
Trickovski plays through Bacca on the edge of the area but his effort isn't the best as he scuffs his shot off target.
Shola Ameobi tries his luck with a shot from range but it flies over the crossbar. The keeper lifts his goal-kick up towards Lestienne.
Jorgacevic gets his palm to Ferguson's effort to see it safely away. Brugge come close on the break as Lestienne plays in Bacca but the striker can't get his header on target as it bounces over the bar.
A good run from Obertan earns the home side a corner on the right. Ferguson is in no hurry to take it.
There's a strong ball in from Lestienne, who has looked Brugge's brightest player, but Harper dives to keep it out.
Bigirimana slices a pass through the Brugge defence looking for Obertan but he's not there to greet it and it goes straight back to the keeper.
The referee reaches for his pocket again as Tiote gets his 30th yellow card in 60 games for the club for a foul on Trickovski.
Ferguson tries to plant a cross in the box but there's too many Brugge bodies in the way. A long ball from the younger Ameobi is dealt with by Blondel.
Odjidja tries a wildly optimistic shot from range which flies high over the woodwork and into the stands, much to the delight of the home faithful.
Sammy Ameobi drops back for some defending and passes back to Harper to subdue a Brugge attack. The ball goes out in midfield for a Toon throw.
Goalscorer Obertan releases Shola Ameobi and the striker tries a shot but the keeper saves again. Chants of 'there's only two Ameobi's' ring out from the home crowd.
That Toon strike had been a long time coming but they've finally worn down the Brugge defence. Sammy Ameobi plants another cross into the box but Jorgacevic collects.
Blondel earns a booking for his foul on Ameobi in the build-up to that goal. It's his third of the competition and will rule him out of the return match against Newcastle in a fortnight.
The goal is mostly Sammy Ameobi's doing as he flicks over a defender in midfield before making a run, picking out the onrushing Obertan who fires it neatly across the keeper and into the far corner.
Blondel picks out Lestienne as Brugge try to get forward. They try some gentle probing until the striker is released down the left but he can't keep it in.
It's Bigirimana who lifts in the corner but it's steered clear by Hogli to give Brugge some breathing space.
We're underway again at St James' Park and Sammy Ameobi starts the second half by earning a corner on the left.
Nigel Milburn wrote in - 'need to keep trying to break down there defence bring ba and ameobi on then the rsult will come 2-0 to the toon come on.'
Vurnon Anita is coming off and Shola Ameobi is coming on as Pardew makes a half-time change. Both Ameobi brothers on the pitch now.
Us has written in - 'My heart is broken my tv has failed me five minutes from kick off,updates say we look good for the win, Cisse to score two in the second half UP THE TOON!'
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The whistle blows and it's goalless at half-time, with Newcastle largely in control. The best chance came through Ferguson's cross when Cisse headed straight at the keeper.
Ferguson lofts the free-kick in and it's directed straight towards goal but the keeper deals with it fairly comfortably.
Cisse has a crack at another powerful shot but Jorgacevic pulls off a great punched save. Ameobi wins a free-kick on the right as one minute of stoppage time is added.
Ameobi is held up on the edge of the box as Brugge try another break through Odjidja but are driven back into their own end.
It's Brugge's turn to come close now as the threatening-looking Lestienne drags a shot just wide. The Belgian appears the visitors' biggest danger this evening.
You can tell Cisse has his sights on a goal as he tries another shot, this time from distance, but it's too high and doesn't trouble the keeper.
Ferguson passes Hogli as he weaves his way towards the box but Blondel comes charging in with a firm but fair tackle. Seconds later, Cisse has another shot from inside the box but again fails to find the target.
Newcastle take a quick throw on the right but Lestienne intercepts and charges off again. He's closed down by the Magpies defence.
Ameobi makes a break for the Toon but is held up and has to pass back to Anita. Obertan tries to find a way through on the left.
Newcastle earn a corner off Hoefkens, which Ferguson again steps up to take. His effort finds Cisse and he delivers a powerful but inaccurate header, which loops over the bar.
Ferguson plants another cross into the area for Cisse but he can't keep his header on target and it goes behind for a goal-kick.
Lestienne finds Refaelov going forward but his pass isn't the best to Buysse on the edge of the box, giving Newcastle time to regroup.
Obertan tries to keep a long ball inside down the left but can't stop it from going out and Brugge are back in possession in their own end.
Tiote's sloppy pass leaves Taylor one-on-one with Lestienne and the Brugge man wins a corner out of the battle. Refaelov's effort goes straight to Harper.
Brugge win a throw in the middle of the park, which Hogli takes. It goes straight out for a Toon throw but Tiote gives the ball away seconds later.
Santon charges away on the counter-attack but he's halted by Buysse for a Toon throw-in. It rolls back to keeper Jorgacevic.
Ameobi produces a pacey run down the right before cutting inside and trying his luck with a shot but drags it just wide of the post. The youngster is looking lively this evening.
Refaelov tries to pick out Bacca in the box and it's the Newcastle defence that are called on now as they subdue him.
Refaelov's corner is won by Hoefkens but Perch manages to steer it away to ease the threat. Brugge appear to be finding their feet more now.
Birigimana is forced off the ball as he tries to break from a Cisse pass. Lestienne gets away and Odjidja wins a corner for the visitors.
Anita tries to pick out Cisse on the edge of the box but the Brugge defence hold steady again. Santon takes a throw down the right.
A Ferguson ball is intercepted and Lestienne rushes off in pursuit of a long pass down the left but he can't reach it in time.
Refaelov breaks after some sloppy play from Obertan and fires in a long ball for Bacca, but the flag is up. The onrushing striker takes another battering from Harper as he comes out to clear.
Anita wins a free-kick for Newcastle from a good position out on the right, which Ferguson steps up to take, but it's cleared.
Jorgacevic is called into action from another long-range Newcastle shot but the flag is already up for offside.
There's a lull in play as the Colombian receives treatment but things get back underway with the Toon on the ball and Bacca back on the pitch.
Worrying for Brugge as Tiote has a clash of knees with Bacca and he goes to ground in pain, needing treatment.
Anita tries an optimistic shot from 10 yards outside the Brugge box but he pulls it wide. The majority of the attempts are coming from the Magpies.
Newcastle win a free-kick from far out which Ferguson steps up to take. It's a decent effort but the Brugge defence have it covered.
Harper fumbles for a second but snatches the Refaelov's corner to safety to dispel a rare few moments of attack from Brugge.
Full-back Hogli fires a decent ball in for Brugge and Taylor looks for a moment like he might put through his own net but it goes behind for a corner.
Ferguson lifts the corner in from his weaker right foot and it's too deep, with the visitors managing to clear. Ameobi tries a long-range shot from far out but the keeper collects.
Obertan shows his pace again on the right and earns Newcastle a corner, which Ferguson steps up to deliver.
Ferguson tries another delivery from the left but it's intercepted. Lestienne can't keep the ball in in midfield for another Toon throw.
A gem of a cross from Ferguson down the left picks out Cisse perfectly in the box but the keeper manages to keep his shot out.
The ball rolls out for a Newcastle throw just inside their own half, which Santon takes. Ameobi is released in midfield to make a run.
Jorgacevic collects the ball at the other end after a misplaced pass from Ferguson but the Toon pounce straight back on possession.
Brugge try to mount an attack as Blondel pushes forward but a rogue ball rolls straight back to Harper.
Replays show Cisse did look to go down easily but there was contact. Incidentally, it was a nice delivery from the young Sammy Ameobi.
Ameobi lifts a ball into the box towards Cisse, who appears to take a push in the box from Buyesse. The ref is unmoved and Pardew looks furious on the touchline.
Ameobi tries to plant a cross into the box from the other flank but the Brugge defence hold firm. The Toon are the ones pushing in these early stages.
Taylor finds Santon out on the right and he tries to weave his way forward. Obertan makes a break and lifts a cross into the box but Cisse and Ameobi aren't there to greet it.
Bigirimana and Anita exchange passes in midfield as Newcastle try to build something but Ferguson puts the ball behind.
Jorgacevic takes a goal-kick which goes back to Taylor for Newcastle. Bacca makes a charge down the middle for Brugge and finds Refaelov, who picks out Odjidja on the edge of the box but he fires his shot over.
Santon lifts another long ball upfield towards the Brugge penalty area but Hoefkens is there to intervene with the clearance.
After saying that, Lestienne breaks down the left to show terrific pace and unleash a powerful shot which Harper manages to deal with, producing a low save.
A long diagonal ball finds Santon, who picks out Anita in midfield. Newcastle have most of the ball in these opening minutes.
We're underway on Tyneside and it's Newcastle that get things started in their changed kit, despite playing at home.
@_thescore tweeted - '2-1 to Newcastle, Cisse to score a goal but Brugge are doing well in the Belgian league and aren't to be underestimated.'
A quick message from Sky Bet - Punters are backing Newcastle to extend their unbeaten run against Brugge. The hosts are 8/13 to maintain their position at the top of Group D against the Belgian outfit who are 9/2 shots with the draw 11/4. Papiss Cisse, who was rested for the North East derby, is 20/1 to net the opener in a 2-0 win for the Toon, while Shola Ameobi to score first and Newcastle to win 3-0 is 45/1.
Michael Ewart has written in - 'I can see the Toon winning this by a couple of goals from Cisse and young Sammy howay the lads!'
In contrast, Club Brugge manager Georges Leekens has named nine of the side which suffered a first Pro-League defeat of the season at Leuven on Saturday with Tom Hogli and Jesper Jorgensen replacing Michael Almeback and Victor Vazquez.
Only full-back Davide Santon and midfielder Cheick Tiote have been kept on from the team which ran out at the Stadium of Light as Steve Harper, James Perch, Steven Taylor, Shane Ferguson, Vurnon Anita, Gael Bigirimana, Gabriel Obertan, Sammy Ameobi and Papiss Cisse are brought in.
Alan Pardew has retained only two of the men who started Sunday's derby draw at Sunderland as he looks to cement Newcastle's place at the top of Europa League Group D.
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Club Brugge: Jorgacevic, Hogli, Hoefkens, Buysse, Jordi, Odjija Ofoe, Jorgensen, Blondel, Rafaelov, Bacca, Lestienne. Subs: Kujovic, Vleminckx, Vazquez, Trickovski, Van Acker, Vansteenkiste, Engels.
Newcastle: Harper, Perch, Santon, Steven Taylor, Ferguson, Obertan, Tiote, Bigirimana, Anita, Sammy Ameobi, Cisse. Subs: Krul, Coloccini, Cabaye, Ben Arfa, Ba, Shola Ameobi, Campbell.