PSV Eindhoven 1 Newcastle United 1

Last updated : 08 April 2004 By Footymad Previewer

Newcastle maintained their unbeaten away record in Europe this season to leave themselves in with a great chance of reaching the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup.

A first ever European goal from Jermaine Jenas in time added on at the end of the first half secured a valuable draw for Sir Bobby Robson's battlers and perhaps more importantly saw them grab that most crucial of assets - an away goal.

It was a magnificent all-round team display from the United glory boys who refused to panic after falling behind to an early goal from Eindhoven's highly-rated Serbian striker Mateja Kezman.

Kezman - who struck 35 goals in just 33 games last season - has been talked about as a summer target for Robson and it was easy to see why.

He was a constant danger throughout, but even so could not stop the United boss enjoying a great return to the club for which he won two Dutch championships.

From the off Newcastle showed their intentions with Titus Bramble and the outstanding Jonathan Woodgate winning two crunching tackles to set the seal on the evening.

After holding the anticipated early onslaught, Newcastle were stunned when they fell behind on the quarter-hour.

It was a chance out of nothing when Aaron Hughes lost out in a challenge with Kezman who expertly beat Shay Given from the edge of the box.

Newcastle hit straight back and a fine move ended with Ronald Waterreus tipping a 25-yard drive from the industrious Gary Speed over the top and then hanging on to a Darren Ambrose drive.

Alan Shearer volleyed a half-chance well over the top before United drew level following an unnecessary Remco Van der Schaaf foul on Olivier Bernard on the left.

The protesting Eindhoven players were then stunned when Jenas rose to head in Laurent Robert's pinpoint free-kick.

The Dutch side appeared to run out of ideas in the second half and their best opportunities were from dead-ball situations as they constantly fell to the ground looking for free-kicks.

United were fortunate after 53 minutes when a header struck the hand of Jenas inside the area but the referee was unsighted while the only two home efforts of note were a Given save from Kezman and a Young-Pyo Lee shot - the South Korean's drive flashing across the goal and wide.

In turn, Ambrose saw a shot turned into the side-netting and a late swerving Shearer shot was turned over.