posted on Feb, 27 2005 @ 11:51 AM
Kieron Dyer helped repair his relationship with Newcastle's fans with a precious Premiership winner against European hopefuls Bolton on Sunday.
The England midfielder, whose career on Tyneside looked to be over when he refused to play out of position for Sir Bobby Robson at Middlesbrough on
the opening day of the season, smashed home a 68th-minute winner to cap another enterprising display and seal a 2-1 victory. His goal handed the
Magpies a fourth win inside 10 days, a run which has revived their season and rekindled hopes that there could yet be something to celebrate in
Lee Bowyer had put the home side ahead with a superbly-worked goal 10 minutes before the break, but an equally well-crafted equaliser from Stelios
Giannakopoulos six minutes later dragged Wanderers back into it. However, Fernando Hierro's lucky escape with just a booking after he had cynically
tripped Dyer four minutes after the restart sparked a concerted Newcastle push which eventually paid dividends.
Teenager Danny Graham rescued a point for Middlesbrough with the first Premiership goal of his Riverside career. In a frantic closing 15 minutes
against Charlton, the fortunes of both sides swung one way and then the other, with centre-back Chris Riggott first cancelling out Charlton captain
Matt Holland's 14th-minute opener following an hour-long bombardment. But Shaun Bartlett restored Charlton's lead 10 minutes from time, only for
19-year-old Graham to endear himself to the Middlesbrough faithful. He levelled at 2-2 with a brave equaliser in the 86th minute just four minutes
after his arrival as a substitute.