Best out of Ireland squad

BY foxsports • February 5, 2011

The 24-year-old suffered a hamstring injury in Saturday's remarkable 4-4 Premier League draw with Arsenal, in which he scored his side's second goal. Best's misfortune is another blow to the Magpies, who lost Shola Ameobi with a fractured cheekbone earlier this week just two days after selling Andy Carroll to Liverpool. Bristol City striker Andy Keogh has been drafted in as a replacement by Giovanni Trapattoni, while Portsmouth midfielder Liam Lawrence has also withdrawn because of a calf problem.

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