The England striker scored his third goal since Keegan´s return to the club to earn a precious point and cancel out a first-half effort from Blues striker James McFadden, making it the fourth time in the past two months City have drawn 1-1 at home with a side in the bottom six.
"He is a world-class player," said Keegan. "Some people in this country might be losing a bit of faith but when you look at his statistics, even his record for Newcastle by anyone´s standards is excellent."
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