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Newcastle United vs. Anzhi: 6 Things We Learned
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Newcastle United secured progress to the quarterfinals of the Europa League on Thursday night with a last-gasp 1-0 victory over Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala at St. James' Park.

Papiss Cisse's towering header was the last touch of the game and settled a tie in which neither side had found the back of the net for the previous 180 minutes of action.

As a result, the Magpies continue their search for their first major trophy for 40 years, and the feel-good factor brought about by the club's January signings continues to grow.

Let's take a look at six things we learned from Thursday night's hard-fought encounter in the North East.

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