Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Carr Passes Test after Bother

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Carr Passes Test after Bother

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Byline: By Alan Oliver

Stephen Carr put Newcastle United's latest victory down to the fact that they put the squeeze on Liverpool at St James' Park on Saturday.

As a result the Republic of Ireland international has a big week to look forward to with Thursday's UEFA Cup tie in Athens followed on Sunday by the visit to St James' Park of his former club Spurs for the FA Cup quarter-final tie.

Carr himself has been a revelation since he came back into the team for the FA Cup fourth-round victory over Coventry City after a three-month lay-off because of a knee injury.

Reflecting on United's fifth victory in a row, Carr said after Saturday's game: "We went into the match with a lot of confidence.

"It was a bit messy at first but we got it going after about 25 minutes when we started to get the ball moving and in the second half, like we did against Bolton, we got at them and won it with a great goal from Laurent Robert. …

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