Manchester United memories – Newcastle 4-3 Man Utd.

S**t scared of Shearer!
With the game against Manchester United on the horizon, and with little news to digest, I though it may be a good idea to look back at some of the previous meetings between the two sides.

Now I think you will all know where we’ll end up in this mini-series, but before we get there it’s probably fair to have a look at some of the other, perhaps less memorable, meetings with Manchester United. A word of warning though, this mini-series won’t just be full of sweetness and light and there will be a sting in the tail somewhere. I can assure you of that.

First up, lets travel back in time to 2001, to the last time we managed to beat Alex Ferguson’s Red Devils in fact. A memorable day was on the cards as Newcastle edged a seven goal thriller that had everything from sublime skill to good fortune to temper tantrums. Enjoy.

First half.

Laurent Robert gave Newcastle an early lead with one of his trademark thunderbolt free-kicks before Ruud van Nistelrooy equalised on the half-hour mark. Newcastle continued to create chances however and can feel aggrieved that they weren’t awarded at lest one penalty. Rob Lee put the home side back in front however when his long range shot deceived Fabian Barthez in the Man Utd goal.

Second half.

The game was no less spectacular in the second half either. Nikos Dabizas put the home side 3-1 up before goals, good goals, from Ryan Giggs and Juan Sebastian Veron levelled the scores at 3-3. Alan Shearer – a true Geordie number 9 – then gave the home side the lead once again with a shot that was deflected past Fabien Barthez by Wes Brown to send the Toon Army into raptures. Own goal maybe, but it didn’t matter.

It was already a memorable game, but it was about to gain another talking point. Alan Shearer tried running the clock down by keeping the ball in the corner. Roy Keane then took umbridge with Shearer and threw the ball at his head. Shearer, as cool as ever, wound Keane up to the point where he launched a punch which Shearer stepped back from. A red card was dished out whilst Keane continued going loopy with Alan Shearer just staring on.

S**t scared of Shearer became the terrace chant.

I hope you enjoyed this. Keep your eyes peeled for the next one!

About toonsy

A lifelong Newcastle fan and current webmaster of this very 'blog who has the sole aim of creating a place by Newcastle United fans, for Newcastle United fans.

105 thoughts on “Manchester United memories – Newcastle 4-3 Man Utd.

  1. Ice – And ILM. Haven’t seen him anywhere either. My mum pointed that out to me 😯

    Yes, my mum reads the blog so watch your gob you rude *******s 😈


  2. people should put there notice in when they gan on hols,what do they think it is one of these firms from japan 😆


  3. Ice – I did try to balance it out. At the end of next week I’d have had a week off plus the two bank holidays. The timings ballsed up though 😥


  4. Ice – The P&O storage place for all the seized goods isn’t far away from my house. I’ve got a mate who works there and gets loads of stuff so don’t panic, just because it doesn’t get through it doesn’t mean it doesn’t end up getting sold 😉


  5. aye toonsy have brother-in-law often has to take a wagon load of booze down there to be destroyed and of course it always gets there safe and sound 😉 has a m8 or two in there


  6. Lookin forward to Tues game esp after watchin those clips , tho cant see us getting anythin out if the game but be a few beers!


  7. Sir Bobby is a genius. How he got us in the Champions League with that defence i’ll never know!


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