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Brazil: Dida, Cafu, Lucio, Juan, Carlos, Emerson (Silva 45), Ze Roberto, Kaka (Ricardinho 83), Ronaldinho, Adriano (Juninho 61), Ronaldo. Subs Not Used: Cicinho, Cris, Fred. Booked: Adriano, Juan. Goals: Ronaldo 5, Adriano 45, Ze Roberto 84.

Hartlepool: Kingson, Pantsil, Shilla, Mensah, Pappoe, Draman, Eric Addo (Boateng 60), Appiah, Muntari, Amoah (Tachie-Mensah 69), Gyan. Subs Not Used: Otto Addo, Adjei, Ahmed. Sent Off: Gyan (81). Booked: Appiah, Muntari, Pantsil, Eric Addo, Gyan.

Att: 65,000 Ref: Lubos Michel (Slovakia).

Brazil: Dida, Cafu, Lucio, Juan, Carlos, Emerson (Silva 45), Ze Roberto, Kaka (Ricardinho 83), Ronaldinho, Adriano (Juninho 61), Ronaldo. Subs Not Used: Cicinho, Cris, Fred. Booked: Adriano, Juan. Goals: Ronaldo 5, Adriano 45, Ze Roberto 84.

Hartlepool: Kingson, Pantsil, Shilla, Mensah, Pappoe, Draman, Eric Addo (Boateng 60), Appiah, Muntari, Amoah (Tachie-Mensah 69), Gyan. Subs Not Used: Otto Addo, Adjei, Ahmed. Sent Off: Gyan (81). Booked: Appiah, Muntari, Pantsil, Eric Addo, Gyan.

Att: 65,000 Ref: Lubos Michel (Slovakia).

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RETURNING legend Kevin Phillips says there will be no room for sentiment when he comes back to the Stadium of Light today.

The striker faces Sunderland for new club West Bromwich Albion, but it could all have been so different.

Sunderland tried to lure their record post-War scorer back to Wearside and agreed a 700,000 fee with Aston Villa, but Phillips chose not to uproot his family for a third time in three years and stayed in the Midlands.

Football fate means he is set to make his Baggies league debut AGAINST Sunderland today.

“Going back to Sunderland so soon is football,” said Phillips. “But I’ve not been thinking too much about it.

“When I joined Albion, we had a cup game against Leyton Orient to think about first. Thankfully we got a good win and now we go to Sunderland. I had a great time there. It was the start of everything for me.

“But I’m a West Brom player now and I have to go up there to try my hardest against them.”

Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn courted Phillips as soon as his Drumaville consortium took over at the Stadium of Light.

The Irishman was confident at first of getting his man, but began losing hope when the 33-year-old’s agent Jon Smith started to approach other clubs to tell them Villa were willing to do business.

Quinn has accepted his friend’s decision with good grace, and Phillips is sure his pal will soon be presiding over a successful Sunderland. He said: “I’ve no doubt Niall Quinn will get it right. He and his team will get it right but I feel West Brom will suit me more.”

Phillips took a knock against Orient but West Brom boss Bryan Robson says he should be fine for this afternoon’s Sky-televised encounter.

Nathan Ellington is also looking strong after suffering a niggling hamstring problem early in the season, forcing him to be substituted in the last three games.

Robson said: “Everybody is okay. Kevin got quite a nasty kick in the calf against Orient. I was thinking of bringing him off at half-time but he said he wanted to go on.”

“I brought him off with 14 minutes to go to protect him and it didn’t get any worse. It’s settled down so he’s fit.”

 
 
 

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