Newcastle striker Ameobi delighted with goal in Euro win

Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi was delighted with his goal in their Europa League win over Bordeaux.

Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi was delighted with his goal in their Europa League win over Bordeaux.

Ameobi has been a peripheral figure on Tyneside since the emergence of Cisse and Demba Ba but was glad to remind manager Alan Pardew of his all-round capabilities.

"As a striker you want to get off the mark as quickly as possible at the start of the season," he told ESPN.

"I'm just delighted to get a chance there today. The strikers at the club are doing very well at the moment and I have to take my chances when I get them.

"I just thank God that the chance fell to me and I couldn't have scored an easier goal. The team were fantastic."

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