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Hiddink rues Anzhi missed chances and red card in Newcastle loss

Anzhi Makhachkala boss Guus Hiddink was left to rue what may have been as his side were narrowly beaten by Newcastle United.

The Russian club were eliminated 1-0 on aggregate from the Europa League Round of 16 as Papiss Cisse produced an injury-time winner at St James' Park but Hiddink felt his side had enough chances and were also incapacitated by the 55th minute sending off of midfielder Mehdi Carcela-Gonzalez for a second yellow card.

"We created, against a Premier League team, four or five open chances. We can blame ourselves (for missing them)," the Dutchman said.

"It was not a wise action what he did, but it was harsh. The referee was maybe a little bit influenced by the crowd."

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