Found November 21, 2012 on Fox Soccer:
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew will be boosted by the return of skipper Fabricio Coloccini and striker Papiss Cisse for Thursday night's Europa League clash with Maritimo. Defender Coloccini is currently serving a three-game domestic ban, but is available in Europe, while striker Cisse can play after being prevented from doing so against Swansea at the weekend after Senegal invoked FIFA's five-day rule. Midfielder Cheick Tiote will miss out through suspension and usual partner Yohan Cabaye in preparing to undergo groin surgery, while striker Shola Ameobi (also groin) is a doubt, but midfielder Jonas Gutierrez (knee) should be available. The Glovers were forced to ride their luck at the Broadfield Stadium with the hosts twice being denied by the woodwork, as well as having two efforts cleared off the line in the second half. After bouncing back from Saturday's 4-1 defeat at Swindon in League One, Johnson says he feels his side deserves credit. He said: "They are a decent team and of course they created chances but we were brave throughout. "It is a hugely significant win for us as before this we hadn't beaten a side in the top six. "Their manager (Richie Barker) told me how lucky we were at the end. It would have been nice to have had a pat on the back and been told 'well done'." Substitute Matt Tubbs came off the bench to salvage Cherries boss Eddie Howe's unbeaten record since returning to Dean Court from Burnley by cancelling out Greg Tansey's first-half opener. But Bournemouth should have been celebrating a sixth successive home victory after squandering a host of chances to snatch all three points in the League One clash. Smith said: "It was a really good point for us, especially after our resent results and the goals we have been conceding. The effort and spirit was there for all to see. "Bournemouth had plenty of chances to win but there was a question mark about their goal. First of all I thought our goalkeeper may have been fouled and Tubbs may well have been offside. "Nonetheless I am delighted with the point, which gives us a platform to take when we play Tranmere on Saturday in what will be another tough game."

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