The Broadsheets

Last updated : 02 January 2005 By Brian Cartlidge

Dynamic Dyer drives Newcastle to victory

If Graeme Souness was anxious to demonstrate that he is the right man for the Newcastle job, he could scarcely have picked a better opponent against whom to make his case. The manager’s first taste of success in seven Premiership outings, courtesy of goals by Shola Ameobi and Lee Bowyer in a one-sided first half, came against the man who rejected the opportunity to take charge at St James’ Park. Times

Bowyer calms nervous Newcastle in the rain

Newcastle United finally rediscovered the ability to win in front of their own supporters, but there were still a few anxious moments for them until they emerged on top here for the first time in six games. Observer

Bowyer brings relief to Souness

During his short tenure as Newcastle manger Graeme Souness has fallen out with both Craig Bellamy and Laurent Robert. Breaking the habit of a managerial lifetime he has made up with the pair of them but such swallowing of Scottish pride was fully vindicated here when the rebels created the goals which gave Souness's side their first win in seven Premiership games. Telegraph

Souness begins year as he means to go on

Graeme Souness has spent much of his first four months as manager of Newcastle United counting the days down to the start of January and the arrival of the new year has, so far, managed to live up to his expectations. Independent