Toon hit back to earn~Boleyn point

Date published: Saturday 26th April 2008 5:23

The home side had been completely in control thanks to strikes from Mark Noble and Dean Ashton in between a potentially-serious injury to Freddie Ljungberg.

But Obafemi Martins capitalised on an error before his shot was deflected off team-mate Geremi for an undeserved equaliser.

Ashton, back in the side following yet another injury, sent a volley spinning across goal and wide in the second period and then saw Steve Harper pull off a fine tip-over after Carlton Cole had teed him up.

Referee Uriah Rennie might have provided the last word by penalising Michael Owen in his own box but although Julien Faubert’s cross clearly hit the Newcastle skipper on an arm, the official ruled it had been accidental.

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