Pardo strike sinks Toon
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bobby Robson's boys went down to an early Sebastian Pardo strike after just three minutes in a game that somehow remained with just one goal despite a hatful of chances being created.
Bobby Robson's men through everything at the Dutch outfit towards the end of the game but could not get the goal they desperately needed and are now in big trouble in Group E.
The game got off to a frantic start with Newcastle in typical attacking mood and they could have taken the lead after just two minutes.
Just as they did against Sunderland, the hosts came flying out the traps and Nolberto Solano's chip with the outside of his right foot found Laurent Robert who volleyed the ball just wide of the far.
The visitors also started brightly, however, and stunned the home crowd when they took the lead just a minute later through the young Chilean striker Pardo.
Van Hooijdonk's flick on caused confusion between Nikos Dabizas and Andy Griffin, and the ball fell to the 20-year-old South American who hit a stinging volley that flew past Shay Given, with a hint of a deflection off of Griffin's hand.
Feyenoord then had the chance to double their lead five minutes later when Thomas Buffel raced clear of the defence only to slide his shot wide of the far post.
The Toon Army recovered from their stunned silence to roar their boys forward and Craig Bellamy came close to leveling the game with still only ten minutes played.
The Welshman broke the offside trap and slid his shot past keeper Edwin Zoetebier only for Australian Brett Emerton, subject of recent transfer rumours including Newcastle, to slide in on the goal line and scramble the ball clear.
Emerton was again involved on 19 minutes when he was on the end of a slick move from the Dutch side to sting Given's hands with a powerful drive from 20 yards out.
Korean international Song Chung-gug showed some of the endless energy displayed at the World Cup to make a typical lung-busting run down the right before cutting inside and testing Given with a low shot.
Bellamy went close approaching the half hour when he fired in a thumping left foot drive from 25 yards that went narrowly wide.
Shearer brought a good save out of Zoetebier four minutes from half time when he parried his effort out for a corner following a smart turn and shot from the Newcastle skipper.
Newcastle started the second half brightly and Shearer again stung the hands of the Feyenoord keeper early on.
Robert crossed for Solano in the 57th minute and the Peruvian's diving header bounced straight down and looped up awkwardly forcing Zoetebier into a good tip over.
The resulting corner landed straight at Shearer who powered a header towards goal only to be cleared off the line by Shinji Ono.
Robert stormed through the middle just after the hour and fed Bellamy down the left but his cross was cut out for corner.
Bellamy turned inside the box and flashed a right-footed volley just over after 75 minutes, shortly before he was replaced by Lua Lua.
The substitute might have done better when he showed great control to bring down a right wing cross but then fired his effort wide of the near post from six yards out.
Bobby Robson's men through everything into the final five minutes but were unable to break down the Dutch rearguard and fell to their second defeat and leave them with a mountain to climb to make it through the group.
The other game in Group E saw Juventus in fine form handing out a 5-0 lesson to Dinamo Kiev in Turin.
Marco Di Vaio got things underway in the 14th minute when he headed in an Alessandro Del Piero corner from close range.
Mauro Camoranesi robbed Tiberiu Ghioane in the 22nd minute before delivering a good cross for Del Piero to score from five yards out.
Di Vaio notched his second in the 52nd minute when headed in a high cross from Czech international Pavel Nedved.
The Italians were firmly in control but had no intentions of sitting on their lead and then made it 4-0 after 67 minutes when Lillian Thuram and Nedved combined to find Edgar Davids who danced through the defence before slotting home a fine goal.
Nedved then got a goal of his own in the 79th minute to make it 5-0 and a sound out a warning to Juve's European rivals.