Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

All Kieron Can Do Is Hope

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

All Kieron Can Do Is Hope

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Byline: By Alan Oliver

Kieron Dyer admitted that he took a risk playing for Newcastle United with his dodgy hamstring in last night's UEFA Cup defeat by Sporting Lisbon, (writes Alan Oliver).

But while it was a risk, Dyer was at least prepared to take it, however, it backfired on the England international when he was forced off after 59 minutes.

What made it all the more galling for Dyer is that he looked as though he was going to be United's match winner with his early goal and the fact that his running caused a square Sporting Lisbon back four a lot of problems.

A disappointed Dyer said after the game: "It was a bit of a risk but it was a risk I wanted to take especially as I am going to miss the next couple of games because I'm suspended.

"I felt a twinge early on but it got worse and I had to come off. …

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