Newcastle kickstarted their Europa League campaign as they eased to a first Group D win by beating Bordeaux.

The Magpies asserted their authority after 16 minutes, with striker Shola Ameobi sidefooting home after a low cross from Gabriel Obertan.

They doubled their lead when Bordeaux defender Henrique diverted Danny Simpson's centre into his own net.

Papiss Cisse, who looked marginally offside, guided in a third from Shane Ferguson's cross just after the break.

Bordeaux's English nightmare

  • Bordeaux have never beaten an English side, and have lost all five games they have played in England, conceding 13 goals and scoring none
  • Newcastle ended Bordeaux's 17-match unbeaten streak in all competitions. Caen were the previous team to beat them on 8 April

Newcastle's power and pace were too much for Bordeaux to handle as the Ligue 1 club's unbeaten 17-game run came to an emphatic end.

The French side looked pretty in first-half patches but lacked penetration and they have now lost on each of the five trips they have made across the Channel to play English opposition.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew made seven changes as he weighed up sending out a team strong enough to beat Bordeaux against keeping his players fit and fresh to play Manchester United on Sunday.

He still selected a Magpies line-up with the strength of Cheick Tiote, the style of fellow midfielder Yohan Cabaye and the threat of striker Cisse.

Cabaye, who has been trying to recapture his dynamic form of last season, quickly showed signs of doing so when his angled shot from the edge of the area went narrowly wide of the far post.

The visitors might have gone in front but for striker Ludovic Obraniak heading over from 10 yards.

That miss was soon punished, however, when Cabaye instigated a well-worked Newcastle move.

The Frenchman sent a sweeping cross-field ball to left-sided winger Obertan, playing against his former club. He jinked past a defender before sliding a low cross to the far post where captain Ameobi applied a simple finish.

Group D - Europa League

Pld GD Pts

Newcastle

2

3

4

Bordeaux

2

1

3

Club Bruges

2

-2

3

Maritimo

2

-2

1

Bordeaux showed some of their flair in a move which led to Yoan Gouffran having a shot deflected high off defender Mike Williamson.

A long-range Ludovic Sane strike was palmed away by home keeper Rob Elliot before Bordeaux's efforts were undone with an inexplicable own goal.

Right-back Simpson, back after a hamstring injury, swung in a cross which keeper Cedric Carrasso was positioned to catch before Henrique launched a leg at the ball and put into his own net.

Vurnon Anita had a shot fended away by Carrasso but the game was all but wrapped up by the Tyneside club when Ferguson's cross was met by Cisse, whose first-time effort went in off the far post.

With victory sealed, and keeping more than one eye on Sunday's visit of Manchester United, Pardew had the luxury of withdrawing Cabaye and Tiote.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew:

"What pleased me most is that we played with verve and energy again. That is a good sign.

"We had to play very well to make that as comfortable as it was. We knocked the spirit out of them in terms of the clinical nature of our goals.

"That was a team that hasn't been beaten for 17 games so that is a great result. For me as a manager, it was a perfect night."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Newcastle

  • 21 Elliot (Harper - 46' )
  • 05 Simpson
  • 06 Williamson
  • 14 Perch Booked
  • 31 Ferguson
  • 04 Cabaye (Bigirimana - 61' )
  • 08 Anita Booked
  • 24 Tiote Booked (Gosling - 71' )
  • 25 Obertan
  • 09 Cisse
  • 23 Sh Ameobi

Substitutes

  • 37 Harper
  • 03 Santon
  • 10 Ben Arfa
  • 15 Gosling
  • 20 Bigirimana
  • 19 Ba
  • 28 Sa Ameobi

Bordeaux

  • 16 Cedric Carasso
  • 03 Henrique Booked
  • 25 Mariano
  • 27 Planus
  • 28 Tremoulinas
  • 04 Obraniak (Diabate - 46' )
  • 06 Sane
  • 18 Plasil (N'Guemo - 46' Booked )
  • 09 Gouffran (Bellion - 67' )
  • 10 Jussie
  • 20 Saivet

Substitutes

  • 30 Olimpa
  • 21 Chalme
  • 23 Marange
  • 07 N'Guemo
  • 14 Diabate
  • 24 Traore
  • 11 Bellion
Ref: Lahoz
Att: 30,987

Match Stats

Shots

9 10

On target

5 6

Corners

1 7

Fouls

7 5

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:15 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +3:56

Foul by Dan Gosling (Newcastle) on Landry N'Guemo (Bordeaux). Free kick taken right-footed by Landry N'Guemo (Bordeaux) from right channel, passed.

90:00 +1:00

Foul by Ludovic Sane (Bordeaux) on Papiss Cisse (Newcastle). Free kick taken right-footed by Gael Bigirimana (Newcastle) from right channel, resulting in open play.

90:00 +0:25

Goal kick taken long by Steve Harper (Newcastle).

89:45

Defending throw-in by Shane Ferguson (Newcastle).

89:12

Defending throw-in by Benoit Tremoulinas (Bordeaux).

88:42

Foul by Ludovic Sane (Bordeaux) on Papiss Cisse (Newcastle). Free kick taken right-footed by Danny Simpson (Newcastle) from own half, resulting in open play.

87:59

Free kick taken left-footed by Landry N'Guemo (Bordeaux) from right channel, passed.

87:59 Booking

Booking James Perch (Newcastle) booked for unsporting behaviour.

87:50

Foul by James Perch (Newcastle) on Henri Saivet (Bordeaux).

87:22

Papiss Cisse (Newcastle) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Carlos Henrique (Bordeaux) from own half, resulting in open play.

86:37

Shot by Landry N'Guemo (Bordeaux) drilled left-footed from left channel (25 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Steve Harper (Newcastle).

85:34

Attacking throw-in by Filho Mariano (Bordeaux).

82:29

Attacking throw-in by Filho Mariano (Bordeaux).

81:39

Goal kick taken long by Steve Harper (Newcastle).

81:20

Attacking throw-in by Filho Mariano (Bordeaux).

81:03

Defending throw-in by Shane Ferguson (Newcastle).

80:11

Defending throw-in by Benoit Tremoulinas (Bordeaux).

79:27

Cheick Diabate (Bordeaux) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Steve Harper (Newcastle) from own half, resulting in open play.

78:13

Shot by David Bellion (Bordeaux) right-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Steve Harper (Newcastle).

76:59

Defending throw-in by Landry N'Guemo (Bordeaux).

75:14

Defending throw-in by Filho Mariano (Bordeaux).

74:12

Papiss Cisse (Newcastle) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Cedric Carasso (Bordeaux) from own half, resulting in open play.

72:25

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Gael Bigirimana (Newcastle) to near post, clearance by Ludovic Sane (Bordeaux).

71:50

Free kick taken right-footed by Vurnon Anita (Newcastle) from right channel, passed.

71:50 Booking

Booking Landry N'Guemo (Bordeaux) booked for unsporting behaviour.

71:44

Foul by Landry N'Guemo (Bordeaux) on Shola Ameobi (Newcastle).

70:43

Defending throw-in by Danny Simpson (Newcastle).

70:43 Substitution

Substitution Newcastle substitution: Cheick Tiote replaced by Dan Gosling (tactical).

70:18

Defending throw-in by Benoit Tremoulinas (Bordeaux).

70:11

Attacking throw-in by Danny Simpson (Newcastle).

69:52

Goal kick taken long by Steve Harper (Newcastle).

68:24

Foul by Gael Bigirimana (Newcastle) on Cheick Diabate (Bordeaux). Free kick taken right-footed by Ferreira Jussie (Bordeaux) from right channel, passed.

68:04

Goal kick taken long by Cedric Carasso (Bordeaux).

66:55

Defending throw-in by Danny Simpson (Newcastle).

66:55 Substitution

Substitution Bordeaux substitution: Yoan Gouffran replaced by David Bellion (tactical).

65:19

Shot by Papiss Cisse (Newcastle) drilled right-footed from left channel (35+ yards), comfortable save (caught) by Cedric Carasso (Bordeaux).

65:03

Defending throw-in by Shane Ferguson (Newcastle).

63:37

Shot by Yoan Gouffran (Bordeaux) left-footed from right channel (20 yards), blocked by Gael Bigirimana (Newcastle).

62:44

Gabriel Obertan (Newcastle) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Cedric Carasso (Bordeaux) from own half, passed.

61:21

Attacking throw-in by Filho Mariano (Bordeaux).

60:10

Clearance by Gael Bigirimana (Newcastle).

60:10 Substitution

Substitution Newcastle substitution: Yohan Cabaye replaced by Gael Bigirimana (tactical).

59:47

Outswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Henri Saivet (Bordeaux) to near post,

59:35

Attacking throw-in by Filho Mariano (Bordeaux).

56:46

Attacking throw-in by Benoit Tremoulinas (Bordeaux).

56:23

Defending throw-in by Shane Ferguson (Newcastle).

56:03

Defending throw-in by Shane Ferguson (Newcastle).

55:31

Shot by Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle) drilled right-footed from right channel (35 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Cedric Carasso (Bordeaux).

54:08

Defending throw-in by Danny Simpson (Newcastle).

51:42

Foul by Ludovic Sane (Bordeaux) on Papiss Cisse (Newcastle). Free kick crossed right-footed by Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle) from right wing, clearance by Marc Planus (Bordeaux).

51:02

Defending throw-in by Benoit Tremoulinas (Bordeaux).

48:13

Assist (cross) by Shane Ferguson (Newcastle) from left wing.

48:13 Goal scored

Goal! - Papiss Cisse - Newcastle 3 - 0 Bordeaux Goal by Papiss Cisse (Newcastle) left-footed (bottom-right of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Newcastle 3-0 Bordeaux.

47:24

Shot by Henri Saivet (Bordeaux) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (parried) by Steve Harper (Newcastle). Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Henri Saivet (Bordeaux) to centre, resulting in open play.

47:02

Goal kick taken long by Cedric Carasso (Bordeaux).

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Bordeaux substitution: Ludovic Obraniak replaced by Cheick Diabate (tactical).

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Bordeaux substitution: Jaroslav Plasil replaced by Landry N'Guemo (tactical).

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Newcastle substitution: Rob Elliot replaced by Steve Harper (injury).

45:00 +1:20 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +0:57

Foul by Vurnon Anita (Newcastle) on Jaroslav Plasil (Bordeaux). Free kick taken right-footed by Ludovic Obraniak (Bordeaux) from own half, passed.

45:00 +0:46

Defending throw-in by Benoit Tremoulinas (Bordeaux).

44:44

Defending throw-in by Benoit Tremoulinas (Bordeaux).

44:08

Attacking throw-in by Filho Mariano (Bordeaux).

43:48

Attacking throw-in by Filho Mariano (Bordeaux).

43:15

Free kick taken left-footed by Ludovic Sane (Bordeaux) from left channel, passed.

43:15 Booking

Booking Vurnon Anita (Newcastle) booked for unsporting behaviour.

43:10

Foul by Vurnon Anita (Newcastle) on Ludovic Obraniak (Bordeaux).

42:49

Shot by Vurnon Anita (Newcastle) drilled right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), save (parried) by Cedric Carasso (Bordeaux).

39:51

Assist (cross) by Danny Simpson (Newcastle) from right wing.

39:51 Goal scored

Goal! - Carlos Henrique - Newcastle 2 - 0 Bordeaux Own goal by Carlos Henrique (Bordeaux) left-footed (bottom-left of goal) from own half (12 yards).Newcastle 2-0 Bordeaux.

39:26

Attacking throw-in by Danny Simpson (Newcastle).

38:57

Shot by Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle) right-footed from right channel (30 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Cedric Carasso (Bordeaux).

38:06

Shot by Ludovic Sane (Bordeaux) drilled right-footed from left channel (35+ yards), save (parried) by Rob Elliot (Newcastle). Yoan Gouffran (Bordeaux) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Rob Elliot (Newcastle) from own half, resulting in open play.

37:55

Attacking throw-in by Benoit Tremoulinas (Bordeaux).

36:19

Goal kick taken long by Cedric Carasso (Bordeaux).

34:43

Goal kick taken long by Cedric Carasso (Bordeaux).

34:16

Cross by Henri Saivet (Bordeaux), clearance by Danny Simpson (Newcastle).

33:38

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Jaroslav Plasil (Bordeaux) to near post, clearance by Mike Williamson (Newcastle).

32:31

Header by Yoan Gouffran (Bordeaux) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by James Perch (Newcastle). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Ludovic Obraniak (Bordeaux) to near post, clearance by Gabriel Obertan (Newcastle). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Ludovic Obraniak (Bordeaux) to centre, clearance by Mike Williamson (Newcastle).

29:52

Papiss Cisse (Newcastle) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Cedric Carasso (Bordeaux) from own half, resulting in open play.

28:16

Shot by Yoan Gouffran (Bordeaux) left-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), blocked by Mike Williamson (Newcastle). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Ludovic Obraniak (Bordeaux) to centre, save (caught) by Rob Elliot (Newcastle).

27:34

Attacking throw-in by Benoit Tremoulinas (Bordeaux).

27:17

Attacking throw-in by Benoit Tremoulinas (Bordeaux).

25:47

Attacking throw-in by Danny Simpson (Newcastle).

25:02

Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Ludovic Obraniak (Bordeaux) to near post, clearance by Gabriel Obertan (Newcastle).

22:40

Attacking throw-in by Shane Ferguson (Newcastle).

22:15

Goal kick taken long by Cedric Carasso (Bordeaux).

20:54

Attacking throw-in by Benoit Tremoulinas (Bordeaux).

20:37

Attacking throw-in by Benoit Tremoulinas (Bordeaux).

19:21

Free kick taken left-footed by Ludovic Obraniak (Bordeaux) from right channel, resulting in open play.

19:21 Booking

Booking Cheick Tiote (Newcastle) booked for unsporting behaviour.

19:11

Foul by Cheick Tiote (Newcastle) on Ferreira Jussie (Bordeaux).

18:56

Defending throw-in by Filho Mariano (Bordeaux).

18:21

Attacking throw-in by Filho Mariano (Bordeaux).

16:37

Attacking throw-in by Shane Ferguson (Newcastle).

15:26

Assist (cross) by Gabriel Obertan (Newcastle) from left side of penalty area.

15:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Shola Ameobi - Newcastle 1 - 0 Bordeaux Goal by Shola Ameobi (Newcastle) left-footed (low centre of goal) from right side of six-yard box (6 yards).Newcastle 1-0 Bordeaux.

14:29

Shot by Yoan Gouffran (Bordeaux) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), save (caught) by Rob Elliot (Newcastle).

14:07

Attacking throw-in by Papiss Cisse (Newcastle).

13:43

Attacking throw-in by Benoit Tremoulinas (Bordeaux).

12:18

Free kick drilled right-footed by Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle) from right channel (25 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Cedric Carasso (Bordeaux).

12:18 Booking

Booking Carlos Henrique (Bordeaux) booked for unsporting behaviour.

12:09

Foul by Carlos Henrique (Bordeaux) on Shola Ameobi (Newcastle).

11:33

Goal kick taken long by Rob Elliot (Newcastle).

10:46

Attacking throw-in by Filho Mariano (Bordeaux).

10:08

Goal kick taken long by Cedric Carasso (Bordeaux).

8:42

Foul by Cheick Tiote (Newcastle) on Ludovic Obraniak (Bordeaux). Free kick crossed right-footed by Jaroslav Plasil (Bordeaux) from left channel, save (caught) by Rob Elliot (Newcastle).

8:08

Shot by Henri Saivet (Bordeaux) drilled right-footed from right channel (30 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Rob Elliot (Newcastle).

6:56

Shot by Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle) drilled left-footed from left channel (30 yards), save (caught) by Cedric Carasso (Bordeaux).

5:48

Cross by Jaroslav Plasil (Bordeaux), header by Ludovic Obraniak (Bordeaux) from centre of penalty area (6 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Rob Elliot (Newcastle).

4:49

Attacking throw-in by Filho Mariano (Bordeaux).

4:11

Attacking throw-in by Benoit Tremoulinas (Bordeaux).

3:22

Attacking throw-in by Shola Ameobi (Newcastle).

1:05

Shot by Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle) drilled right-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Cedric Carasso (Bordeaux).

0:25

Goal kick taken long by Rob Elliot (Newcastle).

0:00

The match gets underway.

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