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Newcastle boss Keegan: Blame me for Given injury

Newcastle United boss Kevin Keegan says he's at fault for Shay Given's groin injury.

"I take full responsibility for that," said Keegan. "Shay only had two weeks to get over a groin injury. He passed every fitness test, but I knew there was a slight risk playing him. He wanted to play and made every effort to get fit. But at half time, he said (his groin) is a little bit achy. Rather than be stupid and say, 'You said you're fit so you can carry on playing', I took him off (against Manchester United).

"And I thought Steve Harper did well in the second half and made a couple of great saves."

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