Oct 22, 2008

Obafemi Martins returns to hold Man City to draw

Obafemi Martins on Monday night made his return to Newcastle United from injury as the Magpies were held to a 2-2 draw by visiting Manchester City in a dramatic encounter.

Newcastle were reduced to ten men after just 12 minutes when Habib Beye was controversially sent off for a defensive tackle in the area, allowing Robinho to give City the lead from the penalty spot.

However Shola Ameobi, also back from injury but in the Newcastle line-up due to injuries to Michael Owen, Alan Smith and Mark Viduka, brought the Toons back on level terms on the dot of half time.

Newcastle then took the lead early in the second half when Richard Dunne put into his net off a Geremi header but City denied Newcastle a win on the night with Stephen Ireland equalising with four minutes to play.

Manchester City is now eighth on the league table while Newcastle is still in relegation waters in 19th with six points.

2 Responses:

sho said...

oba baba...welcome back..

manny said...

naija boys doing it..(shola and oba)nice one..