Newcastle United 4 Olympiakos 0

Last updated : 17 March 2005 By Craig Hope (website editor)

Cheeky opener
A first half back-heel from Kieron Dyer started proceedings before Alan Shearer’s deflected shot on the stroke of half-time all but ended the Greek club’s hopes.

In a performance that was possibly the best of the season with regards to passing, movement, invention and fluidity, we added a further two second half goals to eradicate the pre-match nerves that Graeme Souness had previously spoke openly about.

First Lee Bowyer scored after a Jermaine Jenas pull back, and then Alan Shearer netted his 191st
Newcastle goal to move nine behind Jackie Milburn’s club goalscoring record.

The tie ended 7-1 on aggregate, quite an impressive outcome given the apparent quality of our opposition.

Peter Ramage made his debut after replacing Steven Carr whilst Steven Taylor started a game for the first time in two months.

Match analysis to follow.