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England 6 Luxembourg 0

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England 6 Luxembourg 0 Shearer pen 12, 28, 34, McManaman 30, 44, Owen 90 Half-time: 5-0 Attendance: 68,772, England captain strikes back at critics in warm-up for cold reality of Poland

Football: Road to Euro 2000 - Quotes: 'I don't need a confidence boost. I just need chances'

You have to put the ball in the back of the net... I did that and have nobody to answer to. I listen to Bobby Robson and Kevin Keegan and as long as I please them I am happy. I don't listen to discredited people and I don't answer to anyone else. There is no confidence crisis - give me the ball and I will put it in the net. I don't need a confidence boost. I need chances. I am part of a Newcastle side that hasn't done well. I have to take part of the blame for that. This sets us up nicely for the trip to Poland. We know what we've got to do. We've been there and won before but that is history. We have to go and do it again. This young man [Kieron Dyer] on his debut put in an exceptional performance in the first half. We've a star of the future.

Football: Road to Euro 2000 - Newcastle finally win at Wembley

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FOOTBALL: TEN MUSTS FOR WOR BOBBY

Don't be a know-all: Bobby Robson has been a manager for 32 years - two less than Bradford's Paul Jewell has been alive. The table, though, doesn't lie, as Bradford are above Newcastle, in the marginally more enviable position of 18th. Could be a six-pointer on 18 December.

Football: Keegan baffles with his tactics

BEING A modern city-state Luxembourg's part-time footballers are accountants, bankers and computer code-breakers rather than butchers, bakers and candlestick- makers but they are still part-timers and, as such, should be brushed aside by England's highly paid professionals at Wembley this afternoon.

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Manchester United 5 Newcastle United 1

Football: Exit Gullit with thanks all round

Newcastle manager resigns, citing 'harassment' and living with the burden of a city's expectations

Football: Shearer's statement of harmony

ALAN SHEARER has moved to halt talk of a rift with the Newcastle manager Ruud Gullit.

Football: Wilkinson picks his `graduates'

THE Manchester United striker Luke Chadwick and the Liverpool midfielder Stephen Gerrard have received their first England Under-21 call-ups for the European Championship games against Luxembourg and Poland next month.

Football: Johnson brings joy to Burley

Ipswich Town 1 Johnson 69 Bolton Wanderers 0 Half-time: 0-0 Attendance: 17,696

Football: Magpies close ranks behind Gullit

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Football: Slick Saints add to the Magpies' misery

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