Manchester United memories – Newcastle 5-0 Man Utd.

A memorable afternoon!
At the start of this three part mini-series featuring matches with Manchester United I said that you would probably guess where we would end up.

And here it is: Newcastle 5-0 Manchester United. I don’t need a DVD to remember this game as I remember it vividly enough as it is. It’s up there as one of our best results ever in my opinion as we put the Red Devils to the sword on an afternoon that will live long in the memory of many a Newcastle supporter. Enjoy!



I still remember picking up the paper the next day and reading the headline “Howay 5-0”. It was the stuff that dreams were made of and was particularly satisfying given that Manchester United had overcome us the season before when we bottled the chance of winning the title under Kevin Keegan.

That remains one of the best NUFC sides, in fact THE best NUFC side, that I’ve ever witnessed. It took us to highs that were way beyond out historically average fortunes. It does make me wonder where some of those players are now though? An idea for an article perhaps…

Goals from Darren Peacock, David Ginola, Les Ferdinand, Alan Shearer and a sublime chip from Philippe Albert did the damage on the day. That day was a long time ago now, but it’s still great to look back on all the same.

If you’ve not seen the first two matches in this mini-series then please feel free to follow the links below and have a look at both the good and bad side of previous clashes.

Newcastle 4-3 Manchester United.
Newcastle 2-6 Manchester United.

Howay the lads!

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80 thoughts on “Manchester United memories – Newcastle 5-0 Man Utd.

  1. As a young’un i don’t really remember this live. But i’ve watched the full game at least 3 or 4 times with my parents/ grandparents, It’s stashed away with the wedding DVDs, 😆 😆

    I always get it out to wind up the plastic mancs

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  2. Artnoon lads. I do remember that match but it was before Magvirus had taken complete hold of my brain, so I’m still hoping that it will be repeated in my lifetime.

    I think it’s a smidge unlikely today, though. 😯

    It may be a five-nil scoreline – just not quite as we’d hope.

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  3. Have a bad feelin myself about tonight Whumpie 😥

    As long as we give a good account of ourselves ill be happy , blackpool at the weekend is where Im lookin to secure our top flight stay

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  4. Jobey – I’ve actually just done a bit to sharpen up. Nee need to revise what I already know. Just to refresh 😉

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  5. I’m hitting a pub in Exmouth with some mates to watch the match. I know I’ll sit there, the object of much witless piss-take from the inevitable plastic fans that turn our in red nylon, more interested in seeing the opposition losing than their team winning. Fekkers.

    But you have to, otherwise one day you’ll be that bloke that didn’t watch the 5-0 out-of-the-blue, against-all-odds win. Or the come-back against Arse from 4-0 down.

    I’ll go along expecting to see us put up a reasonable fight but go down to a defeat, as we did at the Theatre of Prawn Sandwiches at the beginning of the season.

    … but it’s also as I did when I watched us at the Emirates. And at Stamford Bridge in the League Cup. Or against the Red Bindippers at SJP. 🙂

    HWTL

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  6. How could they broadcast 3D in pubs? 😆

    Youde look a right tool slurping a pint with them glasses on 😆

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  7. Anyone ever seen a match in 3D? I can’t imagine it will ever catch on at home like. Bit of a novelty…

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  8. Question:

    I presume this is the biggest defeat ever for SAF managing career of Manchester United? 🙄 😈

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  9. Actually, one pub in Exmouth does do the 3D thing, and I’d recommend it.

    It does look daft, though. This pub isn’t exactly posh, and has a lot of marines in it, all looking like they’re at an Elvis Costello convention for fitness freaks. 😆

    I think it’s worth looking a tool, because you can actually see where the ball’s at – especially useful when it gets hoofed upwards. It’s even better for rugby – you can see exactly who’s where.

    I don’t think I’d bother at home unless I was well into my sport, though.

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  10. @27 I dont no what I did, you would look abit of a plonker wearing them glasses in a pub 🙄

    Anyhow they were advitising it at the cinima once, and it had this football clip on fo about 1minute and it looked alright but I wouldnt want it at home, HD does me.

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  11. They’ve re-worked all the camera angles for 3d too. They can bring the view down to head-height without losing perspective. The pub runs both feeds on adjascent screens so you see two separate lots of coverage. Bloody good stuff.

    I wonder if you can buy 3d glasses that don’t make you look like an utter twunt?

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  12. @32 I have a feeling theyll make contact lenses for it 😆 Would be good if they did like.

    And I didnt realised that they did that, never been to watch it in a pub, one on the other side of the valley does 3d coverage but is full with tw@ts 😆

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  13. the only problem with that Whumpie is that you have to spend time in Exmouth if you want to watch it

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  14. Has anyone got a 3D tv?

    We got a new TV before the world cup when the 3D ones were taking off and my mum wanted one but my dad wernt having it, 😆

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  15. Just done some research – hadn’t realised that the pub Sky 3D uses a different tech (polarized lenses) than the home one (active LCD shutter). I think the latter’s better quality, but more expensive.

    DevonMag: funny thing about Exmouth – common as muck, zero inclination towards modernity or sophistication – but definitely one of the nicest towns you’d ever want to visit.

    I’ll probably get beaten up and mugged tonight, now I’ve said that…

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  16. As a young overseas(foreign) magpie fan I have never seen tis game, but it was played on my birthday and it got mentioned on the news. Probably the best birthday present ever to have recieved? Still love to mention it when I discuss football with me friends, who many of is sadly manc fans.

    Must say Phillip Albert goal is one of the best goals in the history for me, and he was a centre half! magic! 😀

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  17. @37 Do you still have to wear the glasses then or not?
    I find them uncomfy and couldnt bare to sit in a pub with them on for 90.

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  18. Enjoy, Dan – don’t let it go quiet out there for a second. And if EMO passes you, feel free to stick a biro in his eye for me. 🙂

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  19. Got up early, was planing my day to watch the match at a big footy pub in NYC with my manure supporting cousin ( good lad, bad taste) anticipation building… And I get called into work 👿
    Now I have to stay away from finding out the result till I get home and watch it in the wee hours of the morning. God hates me…. 🙁

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  20. Whumpie, Well me and AndrewNUFC are going up in time to see all the Man Utd players go in 👿 😆

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  21. Spencer@36…. don’t be a “****”, surely everyones tv is 3d?, it’s just the picture that isn’t 😉 😆

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  22. An Argie charging down each wing. I like the idea of that. Although they may be tempted to compete on the diving front…

    Won’t be spending that much on any one player, though. Not even a striker.

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  23. Whumpie I agree although I wouldn’t be shocked if we spend that on a striker cause we are desperate for a main man and they tend to be priced at least around there.
    But a winger? I seriously seriously doubt that.

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  24. The journos don’t always get the figures right any way. I’m pretty surprised that they have us in with an improved bid on the 5 mil for m’bengue. Seems like a lot for a LB considering the kind of deals we’ve made recently.

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  25. Sadly, I can’t really think of a striker I’d want at the club right now from within the prem. The only ones delivering the goods are either ********s or just not reliable enough to justify the price tag.

    Incidentally, I’ve just read an article suggesting that at some point we could see a midfield of Jonas, Tiote, Ireland and Barton, which I suppose makes sense. Not bad, even if we don’t have much in terms of options in front of them.

    Shit, is it really only 4:20? I want out of here and to the pub!!

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  26. 12 mil for nasri? 😯 I know he wouldnt come and we couldn’t meet his wage demands but at that price I hope we’ll at least pick up the phone. Sell the dream and all that… 😎

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  27. I won’t be on during or a little while after kick off as having to record it 🙁

    My prediction is 1-4 unfortunately….Fiver on it

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  28. 2-2 draw(ever the optomist), they’re not the force they used to be away…….mind we’re not the force we were at home 😕

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  29. Quality vid, brilliant times 😀

    Also not sure if its been mentioned yet-Craig Gordon out for 6months 😆

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  30. Well Lads not long now I have been in 2 minds all day one minute I cant wait for the game next min im dreeding it.
    As long as we all put a full shift in I will be happy no matter what the score is, would be well pleased with a draw over the moon with a win, and ok with a small defeat as long as we put up a fight 😉

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  31. Torn on what to do…follow the game online…as best i can from work, or wait until I get home 8 hours from now and watch it then…

    If they win, it will be a glorious thing to watch. If they lose, i save myself 2 hours later…ug.

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