Yorke And Man U Falter

Author: 
Marc Purcell
Date Published: 
1998-11-09
Source: 
TTFOL

Talk about coming back down to Earth. Dwight Yorke and Manchester United gave a lackluster performance versus struggling Newcastle on Sunday.

After scoring 26 goals in eight matches and off a 5-0 win during midweek European competition, Yorke and Man U could find no answers to Newcastle. Yorke had some chances to extend his goal scoring streak but found his chances smothered or not falling right for him.

The lost was costly to United as they lost ground to league leaders Aston Villa who won there encounter with Spurs on Saturday. Aston Villa have 25 points to United's 21. However, Manchester have one game in hand.

In other Premiership action, Shaka Hislop and West Ham tied Chelsea 1-1.

Trini derby falls to Hibernian.

When Marvin Andrews ran onto the field in the 57th minute it was complete. It marked the first time that all three Trinidad and Tobago players in Scotland were on the field at the same time.

In the end it was Russell Latapy and Tony Rougier with the smiles and Marvin Andrews shaking his head after Hibernian completed a 3-1 win over Raith Rovers.

The win leaves Hibernian still on top of the Scottish first division, two points clear off Ayr and Airdrie. Raith are second from last and in serious relegation trouble.

In the shooting range...

In Switzerland, Jerren Nixon and FC Zurich are hot. Fresh off there victory over Glasgow Celtic in UEFA cup action last week, they defeated there cross town rivals Grasshoppers 2-1.