O'Neill Defends 'Toon Fan' Graham!

Last updated : 30 January 2013 By Tott Dixon - Seaham

But his appearance as a second-half substitute was booed by sections of the home crowd, a reflection of his Geordie roots and his comments about their club in a fanzine interview.

Martin O'Neill said with a smile: "I think he is himself reportedly a Newcastle fan, so I think the reaction to that was probably quite a natural reaction.

"But Bob Stokoe was looking down at him."