Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Another One Down, Glenn

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Another One Down, Glenn

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Byline: By Alan Oliver

Another one bites the dust. Yes, another manager who could have been forgiven for eyeing the vacant post at St James' Park was down on Saturday.

Out-thought and out-foxed by a man who only has a caretaker tag ( Glenn Roeder.

Paul Jewell breezed into St James' Park having guided Wigan Athletic to an unbeaten six-match away run in the Premiership.

He could have been excused for looking at the magnificent stadium and thought what is must be like to be a master of it all.

But like another two managers who have been linked with the United job, Sam Allardyce and David O'Leary, Jewell was put to the sword by Roeder.

Not to mention future England boss Steve McClaren, Everton's much-vaunted David Moyes and the highly-respected Martin Jol.

To be fair to Jewell, nobody can remember when any manager has lost three players to injury in the first half at St James' Park before, although I could not help thinking that two of his substitutes ( Leighton Baines and Henri Camara ( were actually better players than Matt Jackson and Lee McCulloch, the men they replaced.

However, Roeder just takes everything in his stride.

Already without the likes of Michael Owen, Steven Taylor and Scott Parker, the caretaker boss lost Emre on Friday to a groin strain and the in-form Lee Bowyer after only eight minutes.

And while Shola Ameobi missed the easiest chance of his career, putting wide a three-yard header, when he went off United lost a player who had scored four goals in his last seven.

But while Amady Faye did not look too comfortable at times for Bowyer, Ameobi's replacement, Michael Chopra, was very lively and had a hand in both Alan Shearer's goals.

And Shearer made the space which helped Titus Bramble head in United's other goal.

Roeder actually sent out a team which, if you discount Nobby Solano who came home for a second bite of the St James' Park cherry, only contained one player signed by Graeme Souness in its starting line up ( Aussie defender Craig Moore. …

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