Supershow From Youngster

Last updated : 03 November 2006 By Footy Mad - Editor

...  the Magpies earned a 1-0 UEFA Cup win in Palermo and just about guaranteed qualification to the next round.

The 18-year-old was called in to replace the injured Steve Harper who failed a late fitness test. And now the Easington-born goalkeeper must be wondering where this puts him in the pecking order at St James' Park. After years of hanging off the shirt tails of Shay Given, he must have sat and watched in amazement as Krul pulled off save after save to keep out Palermo.

Krul made an excellent save to deny Giuseppe Biava and then got off the ground to stop the follow-up from David Di Michele

Krul: "What an atmosphere, it was unbelievable, and I got a clean sheet as well. It was a header from the tall guy and then I got up and threw my body in the way".