Newcastle 3-0 Reading Highlights
Newcastle claimed their third straight win as their three-pronged strikeforce were all on target against Reading.
Obafemi Martins put Newcastle ahead when he controlled Nicky Butt’s pass and buried it beyond Marcus Hahnemann. John Oster had a chance to level as Reading looked to respond but saw his header tipped away before Michael Owen hooked Habib Beye’s cross into the net. Beye set up Mark Viduka, who completed a confident win for Kevin Keegan’s men with a sure-footed second-half strike. With back-to-back wins under their belt, Newcastle could afford to relax a little and Geremi and Martins worked well to generate some effective early pressure. Reading had been happy to sit tight and wait for the break, with Oster and Kevin Doyle tearing away with some excellent support from Stephen Hunt.