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Rovers came back to earth with a bang this afternoon at St James's Park, when they were beaten by Newcastle United 5-1.

Despite going down to a Solano goal in the 24th minute Rovers held their own for the first half and equalised on 54 minutes with a shot from Damian Duff that had Given well and truly beaten.

However Rovers went behind again within 10 minutes when Newcastle took the lead through a Robert free-kick. Shortly afterwards Souness subbed Yorke with Cole, a decision that didnt appear go down well with Yorke.

With a further three goals for Newcastle, through Jenus, Gresko(og) and Bellamy in the last 5 minutes, Rovers experienced their biggest defeat of the season and also severely dented their European ambitions.

Final Score 5-1.


Given, Griffin, Woodgate, Bramble, Hughes, Solano,(Jenuas 64) Dyer, Speed, Robert,(Viana 76) Shearer,(Ameobi 85) Bellamy.

Subs not used: Harper, O'Brien.

Yellow cards. Bramble


Friedel, Taylor, Berg, Short, Gresko, Gillespie,(Dunn 45) Flitcroft, Tugay,(Grabbi 69) Duff, Sukur, Yorke (Cole 62).

Subs not used: Kelly, Todd.

Yellow cards. Gresko

Referee: N Barry

Attendance 52106

Report based on Radio Commentary

And now the Good News

70th minute substitute Matt Jansen scored within 60 seconds of his introduction for Coventry in this afternoons game against Leicester.  Final score Coventry 1 Leicester 2.

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