I've played in Europe a lot and that was one of the worst decisions I've seen."All I did was stand my ground and he ran straight into me There was nothing I could do. I couldn't get out of the way." Boudewijn Zenden and Hasselbaink scored Boro's goals.Newcastle United will face Chelsea in the FA Cup tomorrow in buoyant mood thanks to their exploits in the Uefa Cup, according to their manager, Graeme Souness.Newcastle came from behind to beat Heerenveen on Thursday and Souness believes their revival will be a tonic against the Premiership leaders at St James' Park."We should take a great deal of confidence from the game in Holland," Souness said, referring to the 2-1 victory. "We were involved in a hard football match and we went a goal behind but dug in and got a result."We didn't need to win in Heerenveen to be up for the game with Chelsea as it was always going to be a monster match. "The fella is six foot three, 13 stone five, and he fell over as if someone had pole-axed him. Maybe I should have fell over with him and the referee would have played on But he was never going to get the ball I was baffled by it. A different Amir Khan arrived in Liverpool last night than the brawler who showed up 12 days ago in Preston.
It meant that Khan was 20 clear points in front and that there was little point in allowing the contest to continue.Once again a capacity crowd packed every seat, every aisle and every inch of floor space to watch the Olympic silver medallist. Twelve days ago in Preston Khan boxed twice and 3,000 people paid to watch and last night there supposed to be just 2,000 people in attendance but I suspect the true figure was closer to 4,000.Much has been written and said about Khan's poor performance 12 days ago when he was knocked down in one fight and ended another with his nose bleeding and his clothes soiled with his own blood.From that torrid and unforgettable night, he allowed his heart to rule his head and control his fists but last night he returned to the cold style that helped him in Athens.Williams never looked comfortable from the opening bell and was trailing heavily by the end of the first round. Khan was not interested in knocking him down or knocking him out, all he was interested in was taking him apart, getting enough points and winning with as little risk as possible."A lot of people were critical after the fights in Preston and I think that some people were unduly harsh to be honest with you,'' Khan's coach, Mick Jelley, said at the Bury club. Perhaps Jelley does have a point but boxing is a fairly unforgiving game and its press have a justified reputation for telling the truth.The truth is that 12 days ago in Preston, Khan looked awful and fought like a fool but last night at the Olympia on the outskirts of the city he seldom put a foot wrong, wasted a punch or lost sight of a fight that he dominated like a seasoned campaigner."I have been trying to tell people for a long time that winning the ABA title is not as easy as people think.
Gareth Southgate was also booked and he and Parlour are on two yellows and one away from suspension."It was never a foul," Parlour said. There were also dubious cautions for Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Chris Riggott, and they are among seven Boro players on one yellow card for the competition. The most controversial was his verdict that Parlour had fouled Samir Muratovic late in the tie.Although replays showed the midfielder fell over Parlour, the decision allowed Roland Kollmann to curl home a second equaliser from a free-kick and set up an uncomfortable return leg at the Riverside next Thursday. As for Moyes, he has appealed for restraint in Goodison's treatment of its former teenage idol. In other words, may the New Testament spirit of forgiveness prevail over the Old Testament spirit of retribution Fat bloody chance, as Matthew said to Luke. Ray Parlour fears that the referee, Edo Trivkovic, has dealt Middlesbrough's chances of Uefa Cup glory a blow.