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Zeljeznicar in Dyer straits

Published: Thursday 15 August 2002
FK Zeljeznicar 0-1 Newcastle United FC Kieron Dyer put Newcastle in a commanding position.

Match statistics

ŽeljezničarNewcastle

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target0
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 15 August 2002

Zeljeznicar in Dyer straits

FK Zeljeznicar 0-1 Newcastle United FC Kieron Dyer put Newcastle in a commanding position.

FK Zeljeznicar 0-1 Newcastle United FC
Kieron Dyer put Newcastle United FC on target for a place in the UEFA Champions League first group stage with a well-taken winner against FK Zeljeznicar in Sarejevo tonight.

Confident display
The English club, bidding to return to Europe's blue-riband competition for the first time since 1997/98, will be delighted with the first-leg victory and, more importantly, an away goal. They will now welcome the Bosnia-Herzegovina champions to St James' Park in two weeks' time confident of going through.

Goal ruled out
Zeljeznicar, who saw off ÍA Akranes and Lillestrøm SK in the previous two rounds, began in determined fashion in front of 36,000 fans. They thought their side had taken the lead after just two minutes when a superb strike from 26-year-old striker Almir Gredic was ruled out for offside.

Great move
Newcastle roared back and should have scored themselves three minutes later. Peruvian international Nolberto Solano's free-kick found Alan Shearer and the former England captain held the ball up before feeding Aaron Hughes. He then picked out Lomana Lualua in the penalty area, only for the DR Congo forward to head wide.

Biscevic missing
The home side managed to keep Newcastle at bay throughout the first half, despite the promptings of Portuguese starlet Hugo Viana, in fine form along with Solano and Shearer. Zeljeznicar, who were without the services of suspended captain Bulend Biscevic, created little but were more concerned about conceding.

Given save
However, the hosts could have taken the lead just 30 seconds after the break, Shay Given having to dive spectacularly to keep out an effort from Jure Guvo. Then, in the 55th minute, Newcastle went in front. Sir Bobby Robson's men launched a swift counterattack with Lualua breaking free on the halfway line. He found Dyer, who played a neat one-two with Shearer before firing the ball superbly over Kennan Hasajic in the Zeljeznicar goal

Two chances
Lualua then had two good opportunities to put Newcastle in a commanding position, but failed on each occasion. On 70 minutes, he burst through the home defence but, despite going past Hasajic, could only steer the ball wide. Eight minutes later, after collecting Titus Bramble's pass, Lualua again missed the goal. Yet the best chance of all came moments from the final whistle when Shola Ameobi, on as a substitute, received a pass from Jermaine Jenas but smashed the ball against the crossbar.

Last updated: 15/08/02 0.42CET

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Lineups

željezničar

Željezničar

newcastle

Newcastle

12
HasagićKenan Hasagić
1
GivenShay Given
14
JahićSanel Jahić
Substitution71
4
SolanoNolberto Solano
6
MulaosmanovicAdin Mulaosmanovic
7
JenasJermaine Jenas
4
MulalicEdis Mulalic
Yellow Card31
8
DyerKieron Dyer
Goal56
5
AlihodzicHaris Alihodzic
Yellow Card60
9
ShearerAlan Shearer
9
GredićAlmir Gredić
Yellow Card51
18
HughesAaron Hughes
8
KaricDenis Karic
19
BrambleTitus Bramble
11
SeferovicSead Seferovic
20
LuaLuaLomana LuaLua
Yellow Card39
Substitution81
13
MešicSanjin Mešic
Substitution81
34
DabizasNikos Dabizas
Yellow Card41
Substitution88
17
CosicAlmir Cosic
Substitution88
35
BernardOlivier Bernard
16
GuvoJure Guvo
45
Hugo VianaHugo Viana
Substitution88

Substitutes

1
KruzikMiroslav Kruzik
13
HarperSteve Harper
3
KajtazAdmir Kajtaz
3
ElliottRobert Elliott
Substitution88
24
AlagićMirzet Alagić
Substitution71
5
Andy O'BrienAndy O'Brien
18
ZericSenad Zeric
12
GriffinAndy Griffin
10
ŠilićDalibor Šilić
14
QuinnWayne Quinn
Substitution88
21
MudrinicDenis Mudrinic
Substitution81
17
BassedasChristian Bassedas
23
RadonjaSanjin Radonja
Substitution88
23
Sh. AmeobiShola Ameobi
Substitution81

Coach

Amar Osim (BIH) Bobby Robson (ENG)

Referee

Ľuboš Michel (SVK)

Assistant referees

Martin Balko (SVK), Jan Šuniar (SVK)

Fourth official

Anton Stredak (SVK)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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