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Match Report : 15/02/2007 v SV Zulte Waregem
SV Zulte Waregem   1 0

Scorer(s):     D'Haene (69)

Newcastle United   3 0
Scorer(s):     OG [Dindeleux] (47),  O.A Martins (59 [Pen]),  A Sibierski (76)
Competition: UEFA Cup, Round of 32 [1st Leg]
Season: 2006-07
Venue: Jules Otten Stadion
Kick Off: 7:45 pm
Attendance: 30,083
Referee: Anton Genov (Bulgaria)
SV Zulte Waregem
Manager: Franky Dury
Cautioned Pieter Merlier
Cautioned  Stefan Leleu
  Loris Reina
  Tim Matthys
  Tony Sergeant
  Matthieu Verschuere
  Stijn Meert(On As A Substitute Buysse Bart, 86)
  Tjorven Debrul(On As A Substitute Lander Vansteenbrugghe, 81)
  Wouter Vandendriessche(On As A Substitute Jonas Vandermarliere, 65)
  Frederic Dindeleux
  Dhane Karel
Unused Subs: Bossut Sammy, Sebastian Siani
Newcastle United
Manager: Glenn Roeder
 Stephen Harper
 Nolberto Solano
 Steven Taylor
 Titus Bramble
 Celestine Babayaro
Cautioned James Milner
 Kieron Dyer
Cautioned Nicky Butt
 Damien Duff
 Antoine Sibierski
Cautioned Obafemi Martins(On As A Substitute Albert Luque, 86)
Unused Subs: Pavel Srnicek, Paul Huntingdon, David Edgar, Matthew Pattison, Andrew Carroll, James Troisi
First Half
5 mins
Nicky Butt - foul
15 mins
James Milner - dissent
17 mins
Stefan Leleu - foul
Second Half
47 mins
Goal [OG]
0-1OG [Dindeleux]. Solano put a ball down the right channel for Dyer to latch onto and get behind the defence. Cutting inside he delivered a right-footed cross into the box which Dindeleaux turned into his own net in an effort to prevent Martins from connecting with it.
57 mins
Pieter Merlier - foul on Duff
59 mins
Tim Matthijs - dissent
59 mins
Goal [Pen]
0-2Obafemi Martins. Merlier brought down Duff in the box and a penalty was awarded. Solano, the appointed penalty taker, ceded to Martins who coolly approached the ball, waited until the keeper made his move, then put the ball straight down the centre.
65 mins
Jonas Vandermarliere on for Wouter Vandendriessche
69 mins
1-2D'Haene. Babayaro, with the ball going out of play, gave away a completely needless free kick on Newcastle's left about five yards up from the bye-line. The ball was delivered into the box and met by Dhaene who's glancing header left Harper with no chance.
76 mins
Obafemi Martins - dissent
76 mins
1-3Antoine Sibierski. A good run by Martins was halted about two yards from the box but the ball broke to Sibierski who did brilliantly to take the ball into the box, jinked between two defenders and rounded the advancing goalkeeper to calmly slot the ball into an empty net.
81 mins
Lander Vansteenbrugghe on for Tjorven Debrul
86 mins
86 mins
Buysse Bart on for Stijn Meert

toon1892 comment...

Matchday Programme : 15/02/2007

Matchday Programme : 15/02/2007

This match was held at the Jules Otten Stadion, the home of K.A.A. Gent, rather than the Regenboogstadion, Waregem's home ground. This as the Regenboogstadion did not meet the UEFA requirements for the hosting of UEFA Cup matches.


Duff did some excellent work down the left and cut into the box, easily skipped past a defender but the diving goalkeeper was adjudged to have brought him down and the penalty was awarded. So whilst it led to a Newcastle goal, and made the scoreline look flattering, I am not a fan of 'simulation' (diving!) and that was definitely a blatant dive by Duff. If you're going to do this type of thing yourself then you cannot complain about it when it happens to you.