Taylor wins trophy for Toon

Demba Ba had given the Magpies the lead, prodding home the rebound

after seeing his penalty saved, before Ruben Amorim equalised for

Braga. But Taylor won the trophy for Alan Pardew’s men when he

curled home a delightful 25-yard free-kick past the helpless Beto.

Pardew had named a strong side with Senegal strikers Ba and Papiss

Cisse both featuring from the start. Despite their presence, it was

an uneventful first half with Cisse squandering the best

opportunity as he fired over following good work from Danny

Simpson. But a Newcastle side also featuring Cheick Tiote and

Fabricio Coloccini took the lead after the break when Sylvain

Marveaux was tripped inside the area. And after Ba netted at the

second attempt only for Amorim to level things up, it was Taylor

who secured a morale-boosting victory.