Former Newcastle midfielder Kieron Dyer has opened up on his time at Newcastle, as well as his relationship with Sir Bobby Robson.

The former England international spent eight years on Tyneside and was part of a Magpies side that challenged for the Premier League title, twice qualified for the Champions League, twice reached the FA Cup semi-finals, as well as reaching the UEFA Cup semi-finals in 2004.

His electrifying pace from midfield offered the Magpies an exciting attacking threat but it was an infamous moment with Lee Bowyer he is best remembered for.

With Newcastle on their way to a 3-0 defeat at home to Aston Villa, the United duo inexplicably came to blows on the pitch and were sent off.

Dyer told Sky Sports: "For me, I had a kind of redemption because I had a fall out with Sir Bobby over the right wing situation and I'd just won the fans back over. I had 50,000 booing at me, the guilt of Sir Bobby being sacked a few months earlier, I had a lot of blame thrown at me. Some of it was rightly so.

"People don't realise how close me and Bobby were. Some say I let him down and yes, I did, but you fall out with your mums and dads and we had a real father and son relationship.

"Souness then comes in and I play out of my skin, everyone's back on side and then the Lee Bowyer fight happens and I'm thinking 'oh no, I'm back to square one', which was tough. But to be fair to the club, I think they blamed Lee more than they blamed me.

"He [Souness] came in [after the game] and said 'I'm going to fight the pair of you. I'm going to watch it back then fight the pair of you'.

"When you talk about Premier League moments, that is one of the things that sticks out. More people ask about that than the performances on the pitch but Lee was a fiery character, he was a great friend and someone I still speak to - I hope he does well at Charlton.

"We never had any fallouts before, we were passionate and losing 3-0. Tempers flare over sometimes."

Despite the aforementioned fallout, Dyer played his best football under Robson and he believes the former England boss got every player in that Newcastle team playing at '110 per cent of their ability'.

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"He was the best man-manager," Dyer added.

"He was a national treasure, everyone loved him and he got the best out of everyone.

"We probably only had [Alan] Shearer who was a world-class talent, the rest of us were very good, good or even average players but he got everyone to play 110 per cent of their ability. He got everyone to play with unbelievable confidence.

"Some of the games and memories we had, the game at Feyenoord away when we qualified for the next round of the Champions League, they are special moments in my time at Newcastle."