Newcastle United: 5 Takeaways from the Magpies' Europa League Win

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Newcastle United: 5 Takeaways from the Magpies'  Europa League Win
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It's been 44 years since Newcastle United has garnered any silverware. 

But the way the Magpies have been playing, that streak may not last much longer.

With an exquisite penalty kick by Shola Ameobi propelling them past Ukrainian side Metalist Kharkiv, Newcastle now advance to the round of 16 in the Europa League.

Things won't be getting easier, as they now move on to face Anzhi Makhachkala, a Russian club led by Cameroonian superstar Samuel Eto'o

But if Alan Pardew's men can continue their exceptional defensive play, Eto'o won't be able to do enough damage to keep Newcastle from advancing to the quarterfinals. 

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