What the papers said about . . . Newcastle United

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'Twerps 0, Geordies 5.' Sun

'The multi-faceted attacking skills of Newcastle United glinted, sparkled and winked in the diamond capital of Europe last night as Kevin Keegan's team emphatically disposed of an Antwerp side royal only in name.' Guardian

'Keegan boys are Luver-Lee.' Mirror

'Lee deals Keegan a royal flush.' Express

'Even the disappointed home supporters were aware they had witnessed something rare.' Times

'Some teams might have adopted a cautious approach for their first venture on to foreign fields after a 17- year absence. Not Keegan's Newcastle.' Mail

'Newcastle did not slip quietly back into Europe last night - they barged down the door and demanded the Continent take note.' Independent

'Even their most partisan fans were pinching themselves as the sheer magnitude of the victory sank in.' Telegraph

'Robert's Leethal.' Sun

' pounds 7m Tyne share: Magic Magpies are set for grand slam bonanza.' Mirror

'United fans loved every minute of it, chanting 'Are you watching, Sunderland', and treating a Belgian audience to a rare rendition of 'Blaydon Races'.' The Journal, Newcastle

'And all this without a goal from Cole.' Guardian