Sunday Express - Sun 23 Dec 2001 - Page 127
|Pages shown here are low-resolution, intended only to demonstrate coverage of the archives. For high-resolution pages with full active text, please Subscribe Now.||
as Leeds are rocked by Newcastle's stirring fightback Solano late strike keeps Geordies f lying high Ruud treble stuns Saints and shows United mean business PAGE 108 Other sports
NEWCASTLE 4 HE handshake to welcome Lee Bowyer back to the Premiership came from Tthe referee ? usually the most vilified man on a football field. It was a gesture before kick-off that referee Jeff Winter had no need to make, but the moment made it clear we were all here for a top-ofthe-table football match and not a public lynching. It was a footballing triumph for Bobby Robson's team, who fought back from 3-1 down and thoroughly deserve their three-point lead at the top of the Premiership. It was Leeds' first home defeat in the League for 11 months ? further evidence of how significant this result was. Robson, now 68, has probably told his teams a thousand times down the years how vulnerable you can be when you've just scored a goal. Viduka was a particular culprit, yet the goal he scored to put Leeds 2-1 ahead in the 50th minute was outstanding as he turned defender Andy O'Brien and curled a powerful drive into the net.
INSIDE THE Sport
SPORT FEATURE Hyypia reveals his Anfield agony l Pages 104-105 Football.
French lead the chase for glory in the King George l Page 91.
THE SPORTING LAUGH
If you have a story for Express Sport, please call on 020 7922 7294, fax 020 7922 7896, write to Express Sport, 245 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 9UX, or e-mail us at email@example.com.