Lots of Magpies reacted to a post from Newcastle United’s official account announcing the club will be showing the memorable 5-0 drubbing of Manchester United on YouTube this Saturday.
Kevin Keegan’s Black and Whites thrashed Sir Alex Ferguson’s Red Devils at St James’ Park thanks to efforts from Darren Peacock, David Ginola, Les Ferdinand, Alan Shearer and a sublime chip from defender Philippe Albert (BBC).
Hulking defender Peacock opened the scoring with a hopeful header that United’s goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel inexplicably failed to stop, sending Tyneside into scenes of wild celebration. Ginola quickly followed, spinning Gary Neville inside out and striking a ferocious shot into the top corner.
Local hero Shearer scored and created two assists on that day, teeing up Ferdinand for a towering header, before latching onto his fellow striker’s rebound and putting the game far beyond United.
However, it was the centre-back who provided one of the most “amazing” goals in Premier League history, taking a pass from Robert Lee and nonchalantly lifting the ball over a helpless Schmeichel (TheSetPieces).
Make sure to check out the footage for yourselves this weekend.
Unsurprisingly a whole host of the Toon Army responded to the club’s announcement and some fans shared their memories online. One Geordie simply stated the result was “outstanding.”
However, another fan noted it is “criminal that team didn’t win the league.” Keegan shocked many supporters by suddenly leaving, and his former side went on to finish second, behind Ferguson’s United, in what is widely regarded as the end of The Entertainers era (TheSetPieces).
Have a read through the reactions down below…
Criminal that team didn’t win the league
— Adam Pearson (@MikeAshleyFan12) March 26, 2020
#IMHO what a fantastic performance & such a memorable game! Never to be forgotten!
— Peter Moran (@PJAMESM1) March 26, 2020
Philippe Albert scored an amazing goal
— Vermeerch Bjorn (@winoslivecom) March 26, 2020
That Philippe Albert chip!!! Still treasure that VHS tape
— Dusan Mihajilovic (@DusanMih) March 26, 2020
— Julian Jones (@JulianJ80289895) March 26, 2020
20th October. I was in Scarborough playing for North Tyneside and my Manager Stan Jackson was a Man U fan – what a birthday treat that was !!
— Mark Donnelly (@TheofficialDon) March 26, 2020
— Jack Mac,😷 (@GlennMCcready) March 26, 2020
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