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Anzhi vs. Newcastle United: 6 Things We Learned
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Newcastle United secured a creditable 0-0 draw away at Anzhi Makhachkala in the Europa League on Thursday night, in a game played in unfamiliar conditions for the North-East side.

Far from a thriller, the game managed just four shots on target and was notable more for the lack of ambition of both sides until the latter stages of the game.

Alan Pardew will doubtless be the happier of the two managers, despite the lack of an away goal, with Guus Hiddink now needing to plot either a score draw or victory at St James's Park.

Without the influential duo of Papiss Cisse and Fabricio Coloccini, it can only be considered a successful evening's work for the English side. But, what else can we take from the game in Moscow?

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