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Shearer strikes seal Newcastle win

Published: Friday 26 March 2004, 0.30CET
RCD Mallorca 0-3 Newcastle United FC (agg: 1-7) Newcastle progress with an easy victory in Spain.

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Published: Friday 26 March 2004, 0.30CET

Shearer strikes seal Newcastle win

RCD Mallorca 0-3 Newcastle United FC (agg: 1-7) Newcastle progress with an easy victory in Spain.

Newcastle United FC rounded off their UEFA Cup fourth-round tie with an emphatic 3-0 victory away to RCD Mallorca and progressed to the quarter-finals thanks to a 7-1 overall success. Once again, it was a spate of second-half strikes that did the trick.

Shearer scores twice
Alan Shearer scored twice either side of a spectacular goal from Craig Bellamy, ensuring manager Sir Bobby Robson will face one of his former clubs, PSV Eindhoven, in the last eight.

Sparse crowd
A sparse home crowd inside the Son Moix stadium said everything about the lack of optimism behind their team's chances of wiping out Newcastle's three-goal lead from the first leg. Mallorca, beset by injuries and suspension and showing eight changes from the eleven who had begun the game in England two weeks ago, battled bravely - at least until Shearer's opener at the start of the second half - but it was a forlorn pursuit.

Mallorca pressure
Although Jermaine Jenas went close in the ninth minute the first period was a story of Mallorca dominance. They attacked determinedly but with more fervour than finesse and could not take advantage of the opportunities that came their way.

Given saves
However Arnold Bruggink could hardly have done more in the 12th minute after a couple of short passes had opened the way for a shot from the left-hand side of the penalty area. Shay Given pulled off a flying save to deny him.

Shearer strikes
If Mallorca could not make any impression on the deficit before the interval then the odds on them still having an interest in the tie would surely increase significantly. Just to add to their frustration Shearer's opportunism saw him put Newcastle ahead on the night after a poor clearance from goalkeeper Miki Garro.

Poor Perera
That goal appeared to take all the fight from Mallorca though they should have reduced the arrears in the 57th minute when Jesús Perera was left staring at an open goal after excellent attacking play from Alejandro Campano. Somehow he contrived to blaze wide.

Brilliant Bellamy
Newcastle had started with Craig Bellamy on the bench because of recent hamstring problems but when he emerged the Welshman quickly proved a source of danger to the wilting Spanish side's defenders. He almost immediately set up a chance for another substitute Hugo Viana and then treated the travelling support to a glorious sight as he took control of a clearance just inside his own half and set off at high speed, leaving one pursuer trailing in his wake before cutely placed the ball wide of the goalkeeper.

Rout complete
The rout was complete a minute from time. Again Bellamy was involved, inviting Olivier Bernard into space down the left. His cut-back was well placed and gave Shearer an easy opportunity.

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Lineups

mallorca

Mallorca

newcastle

Newcastle

13
Miki GarroMiki Garro (GK)
1
GivenShay Given (GK)
3
NagoreDomingo Nagore
5
Andy O'BrienAndy O'Brien
Substitution81
6
LussenhoffFederico Lussenhoff
7
JenasJermaine Jenas
10
NenêNenê
9
ShearerAlan Shearer
Goal46
Goal89
16
PoliPoli
11
SpeedGary Speed
Substitution77
17
BrugginkArnold Bruggink
17
AmbroseDarren Ambrose
18
MarcosMartín Marcos
Substitution39
19
BrambleTitus Bramble
19
PereraJesús Perera
23
Sh. AmeobiShola Ameobi
Yellow Card45+2
24
GeorgeFinidi George
27
WoodgateJonathan Woodgate
28
Toni GonzálezToni González
Substitution45+1
32
RobertLaurent Robert
Substitution66
33
RamisIván Ramis
Substitution52
35
BernardOlivier Bernard

Substitutes

31
MoyàMiguel Ángel Moyà (GK)
12
HarperSteve Harper (GK)
2
CampanoAlejandro Campano
Substitution39
3
ElliottRobert Elliott
5
Fernando NiñoFernando Niño
Substitution45+1
10
BellamyCraig Bellamy
Substitution77
Goal78
9
Eto'oSamuel Eto'o
Substitution52
28
ChopraMichael Chopra
21
VicenteFernández Vicente
45
Hugo VianaHugo Viana
Substitution66
22
CorreaFernando Correa
56
OrrBradley Orr
58
TaylorSteven Taylor
Substitution81

Coach

Luis Aragonés Suárez (ESP) Bobby Robson (ENG)

Referee

Konrad Plautz (AUT)

Assistant referees

Egon Bereuter (AUT), Walter Staudinger (AUT)

Fourth official

Wolfgang Sowa (AUT)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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