Newcastle 0-1 Blackburn Highlights

A late Matt Derbyshire strike denied Newcastle a deserved draw and piled more misery on manager Kevin Keegan.

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Michael Owen almost put Newcastle ahead in the first half but pushed his shot wide after rounding Brad Friedel. The keeper denied Owen twice more after the break tipping the striker’s header over and then pushing away his drive. Rovers were dangerous on the break but Andre Ooijers’s volley was saved and Roque Santa Cruz was off target before Derbyshire ran clear to fire home. Derbyshire’s late strike was a killer blow and harsh on Newcastle, who had shown positive, attacking flair throughout the match.

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