Shola Ameobi struck from the penalty spot to send Newcastle into the last 16 of the Europa League with the only goal of their tie against Metalist Kharkiv.

Papiss Cisse missed two good chances to give the Magpies a first-half lead.

Moussa Sissoko won the penalty when he was fouled by keeper Olexandr Goryainov after he pounced on a terrible backpass from Metalist defender Papa Gueye.

Tim Krul made great saves from Willian and Jonathan Cristaldo as the Ukrainian side tried but failed to recover.

Newcastle were unfortunate to go into the second leg all-square after a goalless draw at St James' Park.

Cisse twice had the ball in the net, only to be harshly denied by the assistant's flag, and missed two other good chances to earn an advantage.

Magpies show mettle

Newcastle's victory was their first in Ukraine at the third attempt and their first win in Europe in six attempts.

And the Senegal striker was wasteful again in the first half in Kharkiv when he blew two opportunities to pinch a potentially crucial away goal.

His first effort after just 12 minutes ended with a weak shot straight at Metalist's first-leg hero Goryainov.

And Cisse should have done better with his second chance two minutes before the break. He created the opportunity himself with a strong run before exchanging passes with Ameobi and hitting a strike that was parried away by the Metalist keeper.

But Newcastle were finally ahead in the 63rd minute when Sissoko quickly pounced on Gueye's errant backpass and was caught by keeper Goryainov, whose sliding challenge came marginally late.

Ameobi confidently sent the keeper the wrong way from the spot for his fourth goal of the season and his third in the Europa League.

Newcastle, who were missing tough-tackling midfielder Chieck Tiote through illness, and defender Steven Taylor - who was rested to the bench - had looked comfortable in a bitty, ill-tempered match.

But the goal seemed to free the home side as they finally stretched Alan Pardew's side in the final 20 minutes.

Krul was quickly off his line to deny Willian when the Metalist substitute tried to lift the ball over him.

And the Dutch keeper made two excellent saves to deny Cristaldo in the space of 20 seconds before being caught with a late challenge from the Argentine forward a few minutes later.

Newcastle defender James Perch then made a desperate block as Jaja tried to prod in an equaliser from six yards.

But the Magpies, whose 20-year-old defender Massadio Haidara made an impressive full debut, held firm to set up a last-16 clash with Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

FC Metalist Kharkiv

  • 29 Goryainov
  • 03 Villagra
  • 06 Torsiglieri
  • 15 Fininho Booked
  • 08 Edmar (Sebastian Blanco - 82' )
  • 10 Cleiton
  • 11 Sosa
  • 19 Torres (Willian - 66' )
  • 25 Marlos (Jakson - 67' )
  • 30 Gueye
  • 21 Cristaldo Booked

Substitutes

  • 81 Disljenkovic
  • 04 Berezovchuk
  • 05 Shelayev
  • 23 Sebastian Blanco
  • 50 Jakson
  • 55 Oleg Krasnopyorov
  • 86 Willian

Newcastle

  • 01 Krul Booked
  • 02 Coloccini
  • 05 Simpson
  • 13 Yanga-M'Biwa
  • 35 Haidara Booked
  • 04 Cabaye (Bigirimana - 87' )
  • 07 Sissoko
  • 08 Anita (Perch - 76' )
  • 22 Marveaux
  • 09 Cisse Booked (Gutierrez - 75' )
  • 23 Sh Ameobi

Substitutes

  • 21 Elliot
  • 14 Perch
  • 27 S Taylor
  • 15 Gosling
  • 18 Gutierrez
  • 20 Bigirimana
  • 25 Obertan
Ref: Gumienny
Att: 39,973

Match Stats

Shots

16 8

On target

8 4

Corners

4 3

Fouls

18 22

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:09 Full time

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

90:00 +4:22

Avelino Coelho Jakson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez. Danny Simpson takes the free kick.

90:00 +3:45

Sebastian Blanco delivers the ball, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +2:19

Cristian Villagra takes a shot. Comfortable save by Tim Krul.

90:00 +1:25

The ball is swung over by Sebastian Blanco, save made by Tim Krul.

89:16 Booking

Booking Tim Krul is given a yellow card.

87:49

Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.

87:49 Booking

Booking Jonathan Cristaldo goes into the book.

87:44

Foul by Jonathan Cristaldo on Tim Krul, free kick awarded.

86:43 Substitution

Substitution (Newcastle) makes a substitution, with Gael Bigirimana coming on for Yohan Cabaye.

86:38 Booking

Booking The referee shows Vinicius Fininho a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

85:50

Corner taken by Jose Sosa, Shot from deep inside the area by Avelino Coelho Jakson goes over the bar.

85:16

Jose Sosa takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Gomes Willian takes a shot. Save by Tim Krul.

81:28

The assistant referee flags for offside against Shola Ameobi. Direct free kick taken by Papa Gueye.

81:06 Substitution

Substitution Sebastian Blanco joins the action as a substitute, replacing De Lacerda Edmar.

80:23

Foul by Jonathan Cristaldo on Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, free kick awarded. Tim Krul takes the direct free kick.

79:11

Corner taken right-footed by Gomes Willian, Avelino Coelho Jakson takes a shot. James Perch gets a block in.

78:04

The offside flag is raised against Vinicius Fininho. Tim Krul takes the indirect free kick.

77:24

Jonathan Cristaldo takes a shot. Tim Krul makes a save.

76:50

Jonathan Cristaldo takes a shot. Tim Krul makes a save.

76:33

Shot from outside the box by Ribeiro Cleiton Xavier misses to the left of the goal.

74:58

Corner taken right-footed by Yohan Cabaye, Foul by Jonas Gutierrez on Vinicius Fininho, free kick awarded. Oleksandr Goryainov takes the direct free kick.

74:58 Substitution

Substitution Vurnon Anita leaves the field to be replaced by James Perch.

74:58 Substitution

Substitution Jonas Gutierrez replaces Papiss Cisse.

73:18

Free kick crossed right-footed by Jose Sosa, clearance by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

73:18 Booking

Booking Papiss Cisse is shown a yellow card.

73:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Cristaldo by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

71:45

Yohan Cabaye concedes a free kick for a foul on De Lacerda Edmar. Ribeiro Cleiton Xavier crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance made by Moussa Sissoko.

70:11

Ribeiro Cleiton Xavier has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

69:13

Shot by Gomes Willian. Save by Tim Krul.

68:12

Ribeiro Cleiton Xavier gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Vurnon Anita. Direct free kick taken by Vurnon Anita.

67:45

De Lacerda Edmar concedes a free kick for a foul on Moussa Sissoko. Yohan Cabaye takes the direct free kick.

65:50 Substitution

Substitution Avelino Coelho Jakson on for Bonfim Marlos.

65:50 Substitution

Substitution Gomes Willian joins the action as a substitute, replacing Juan Manuel Torres.

65:30

Shot on goal by Jose Sosa from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

64:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Yohan Cabaye on Juan Manuel Torres. Juan Manuel Torres takes the free kick.

64:34

Moussa Sissoko gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bonfim Marlos. Bonfim Marlos takes the direct free kick.

63:01

Assist on the goal came from Moussa Sissoko.

63:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Shola Ameobi - M Kharkiv 0 - 1 Newcastle Placed penalty scored by Shola Ameobi. FC Metalist Kharkiv 0 (0)-(1) 1 Newcastle.

61:07

Penalty awarded for a foul by Oleksandr Goryainov on Moussa Sissoko.

60:27

Moussa Sissoko produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

59:27

The official flags Shola Ameobi offside. Free kick taken by Oleksandr Goryainov.

58:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Cristian Villagra on Massadio Haidara. Yohan Cabaye takes the free kick.

58:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shola Ameobi by De Lacerda Edmar. Fabricio Coloccini takes the free kick.

57:37

Massadio Haidara gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bonfim Marlos. Bonfim Marlos takes the direct free kick.

56:34

Moussa Sissoko concedes a free kick for a foul on Juan Manuel Torres. Juan Manuel Torres takes the free kick.

55:41

Sylvain Marveaux has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

54:49

The referee penalises Jose Sosa for handball. Free kick taken by Danny Simpson.

54:37

The ball is delivered by Danny Simpson.

53:55

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jonathan Cristaldo. Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.

52:35

Long distance shot from Sylvain Marveaux misses to the left of the goal.

51:28

Yohan Cabaye gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ribeiro Cleiton Xavier. Strike on goal comes in from Ribeiro Cleiton Xavier from the free kick.

50:03

Marco Torsiglieri gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Moussa Sissoko. Free kick crossed right-footed by Yohan Cabaye from right wing, clearance by Ribeiro Cleiton Xavier.

47:02

The ball is swung over by Cristian Villagra, save by Tim Krul.

46:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shola Ameobi by De Lacerda Edmar. Yohan Cabaye takes the free kick.

45:42

Danny Simpson challenges Ribeiro Cleiton Xavier unfairly and gives away a free kick. Vinicius Fininho takes the free kick.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +1:14 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +0:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jose Sosa by Fabricio Coloccini. Ribeiro Cleiton Xavier crosses the ball in from the free kick, Massadio Haidara manages to make a clearance.

43:59

The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jose Sosa from right channel, clearance made by Vurnon Anita.

43:59 Booking

Booking Massadio Haidara goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

43:45

Massadio Haidara challenges Cristian Villagra unfairly and gives away a free kick.

43:32

Papiss Cisse challenges Vinicius Fininho unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Oleksandr Goryainov.

42:58

Papiss Cisse takes a shot. Oleksandr Goryainov makes a save.

42:04

Foul by Massadio Haidara on Cristian Villagra, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Juan Manuel Torres.

41:35

Papiss Cisse takes a shot. Oleksandr Goryainov makes a save.

39:55

Unfair challenge on Shola Ameobi by De Lacerda Edmar results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Moussa Sissoko.

38:31

Unfair challenge on Bonfim Marlos by Fabricio Coloccini results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jose Sosa from right channel, clearance by Fabricio Coloccini.

36:55

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jose Sosa, Jonathan Cristaldo takes a shot. Blocked by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

36:17

De Lacerda Edmar takes a shot. Blocked by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

34:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Juan Manuel Torres on Danny Simpson. Yohan Cabaye restarts play with the free kick.

32:31

Unfair challenge on Jonathan Cristaldo by Fabricio Coloccini results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jose Sosa, clearance made by Vurnon Anita.

31:35

Shot from long range by Jose Sosa goes wide of the left-hand upright.

30:47

A cross is delivered by Cristian Villagra, Fabricio Coloccini manages to make a clearance.

28:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Moussa Sissoko by De Lacerda Edmar. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Yohan Cabaye.

27:51

The ball is swung over by Cristian Villagra, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Jonathan Cristaldo misses to the left of the goal.

26:48

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Cristaldo. Direct free kick taken by Jose Sosa.

26:17

The ball is swung over by Cristian Villagra, save made by Tim Krul.

24:59

Handball decision goes against Vinicius Fininho. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Yohan Cabaye from right channel, save by Oleksandr Goryainov.

24:16

Jonathan Cristaldo is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Fabricio Coloccini takes the free kick.

22:54

Corner taken by Sylvain Marveaux from the right by-line, Headed effort on goal by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

21:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Cristaldo by Fabricio Coloccini. Bonfim Marlos restarts play with the free kick.

21:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Vurnon Anita on Bonfim Marlos. De Lacerda Edmar takes the direct free kick.

19:30

Juan Manuel Torres challenges Shola Ameobi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tim Krul.

16:45

Shola Ameobi takes a shot. Marco Torsiglieri gets a block in. Corner taken by Sylvain Marveaux, Cristian Villagra manages to make a clearance.

14:47

Moussa Sissoko takes a shot. Save by Oleksandr Goryainov.

14:21

Foul by Moussa Sissoko on De Lacerda Edmar, free kick awarded. De Lacerda Edmar takes the free kick.

13:56

Vinicius Fininho fouled by Vurnon Anita, the ref awards a free kick. Vinicius Fininho takes the free kick.

12:52

De Lacerda Edmar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Massadio Haidara. Yohan Cabaye crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Vinicius Fininho makes a clearance.

11:48

Cristian Villagra gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sylvain Marveaux. Massadio Haidara takes the direct free kick.

10:07

Unfair challenge on Jonathan Cristaldo by Fabricio Coloccini results in a free kick. Ribeiro Cleiton Xavier has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

9:19

Cristian Villagra gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sylvain Marveaux. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Yohan Cabaye, comfortable save by Oleksandr Goryainov.

8:35

Moussa Sissoko concedes a free kick for a foul on Vinicius Fininho. Vinicius Fininho restarts play with the free kick.

7:25

The referee blows for offside against Sylvain Marveaux. Oleksandr Goryainov takes the indirect free kick.

4:55

The referee blows for offside against Shola Ameobi. Free kick taken by Papa Gueye.

3:22

Unfair challenge on Shola Ameobi by Marco Torsiglieri results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Yohan Cabaye, clearance by Marco Torsiglieri.

1:44

The ball is sent over by Shola Ameobi, clearance made by Vinicius Fininho.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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