Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Magpies Given a Red Warning

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Magpies Given a Red Warning

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Byline: By Miles Starforth

Shay Given prepared for tomorrow's huge FA Cup fourth round tie at Liverpool with a warning that fit-again Michael Owen once again has Newcastle United in his sights.

The England international has missed Liverpool's last two games against Newcastle and will be looking forward to resuming hostilities having scored 13 goals in nine games, including two hat-tricks, against the Magpies in his Anfield career.

Owen made his comeback from a thigh injury earlier this month but is yet to find the back of the net in three outings since returning to action.

Given, who knows more than anyone just how deadly the striker can be in front of goal, knows United's defence will once again have to be at their best against Gerard Houllier's side, who drew 1-1 at Molineux in midweek.

"Michael Owen's looking fit and he loves playing against Newcastle," said Given. "If you give him half a chance he'll punish you and we'll have to be on our guard. …

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