Magpie swansong

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Newcastle were simply not good enough to reach the InterToto Cup finals, the gateway to UEFA participation.

Trailing 2-1 to Deportivo la Coruna from the away leg, Graeme Souness’s team went ahead through a 39th minute James Milner strike but were eliminated by goals from Jorge Andrade and Pedro Munitis in the second half. Still hopeful of making the main draw of the competition are Hamburg, Lens and Marseille who all recorded impressive home wins.