Monday, March 17, 2008

Owen levels it

Michael Owen eased some of the pressure on Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan by rescuing a precious point in a nervy Premier League relegation battle with Birmingham at St Andrews.

England coach Fabio Capello watched Owen show his predatory instincts in front of goal as he levelled matters 10 minutes into the second half with his seventh goal of the campaign.

James McFadden had given Birmingham a deserved half-time lead but it was a different story after the break when the Magpies looked the more menacing.

Owen's strike earned Newcastle only their third point from the eight Premier League matches since Keegan returned to Tyneside and it was enough to keep them above Alex McLeish's side in the battle to stay in the top flight.

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