Sports Mole's live text commentary of Newcastle United's trip to Belgium to face Club Brugge.
By Matt Domm, Reporter Filed: Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 17:42 UK
Last Updated: Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 08:34 UK
Newcastle travelled to Belgium in search of their first away win of the season and to consolidate their position at the top of Europa League Group D.
The Belgians scored two goals in the space of five minutes to lead, however Newcastle pulled two back inside the last five minutes of the first half. Both goalkeepers were inspired in the second half and the spoils were shared.
Read how the action unfolded with Sports Mole's live commentary below.
5.46pmHello and welcome to our live text commentary of Club Brugge against Newcastle United. We have a visiting side wanting a win to get one foot in the next round and a home side almost having to win to stay in touch.
5.50pmFirst up the teams. Home team first, here's the Brugge lineup: Jorgacevic; Hogli, Hoefkens, Almeback, Jordi; Lestienne, Donk, Odjidja, Trickovski; Jorgensen; Bacca.
5.51pmOdjidja in the middle for Brugge could be a danger man. Both Fulham and Everton were strongly linked with him over the summer.
5.54pmHere's the Newcastle team: Krul; Anita, Williamson, Coloccini, Tavernier; Bigirimana, Tiote; Obertan, Marveaux, Sa Ameobi; Sh Ameobi.
5.57pmSo Sammy and Shola start together. Sammy will be in the attacking midfield three behind his brother which also includes Gabriel Obertan and Marveaux.
5.59pmBrugges are on a poor run of form since topping the league a couple of weeks ago, and their manager during that time Georges Leekens was sacked at the weekend.
6.48pmWell I never. What an end to the half. In truth Newcastle were unlucky to be 2-0 down, albeit from some professional finishing from Brugge. However they pulled it back with two goals in as many minutes and who can look past them for the win now?
6.49pmFor a summary of the breathtaking action, click here for Jack Prescott's half-time report.
6.58pmA few minutes away from the restart and here's hoping for another thrilling half. Both sides still have goals in them; equally both sides have gaffes waiting to happen at the back.
7.00pmMohamed Tchite is on at the break for Trickovski, which to me is surprising unless he's injured.
7.50pmWell, not so much drama as the first-half but both goalkeepers earned their money in that second period. Either side could have won it, but on the balance of play Newcastle probably should have edged it.
7.51pmJack Prescott's full-time report is ready, and you can read it here.
7.53pmThanks for joining Sports Mole this evening. If you want more, head over to catch our coverage of Spurs against Maribor here. Goodnight.