Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was pleased to see his young side justify their selection as the Magpies defeated Brugge 1-0 in the Europa League.
Pardew made nine changes to the side that drew 1-1 at Sunderland on Sunday but the likes of Sammy Ameobi, who set up the winner for Gabriel Obertan, and Shane Ferguson impressed.
"It was a great performance because that's a good team," said Pardew, whose side are now three points clear at the top of Group D.
"They keep the ball very, very well and that's why they're top of the league, they've got experience in the team.
"But our young players shone tonight and that's what it was about. I showed faith in them because they've been doing it on the training ground.
"Do it on the training ground and you've got a chance of performing on the big stage and Sammy and Fergie have been terrific in training and they took it into the game and that's perfect for a manager."
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