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Liverpool And Newcastle Recreate 1996 4-3 Classic, Magpies Lose Again (Photos)

By Alan Duffy

Liverpool’s 4-3 win against Newcastle United at Anfield in 1996 It remains a seminal game in English football, full of end-to-end action and utter drama.

At the weekend, the two clubs came together once more, to recreate that classic game all for the sake of a number of fabulous charities including the NSPCC, CHUF, Alan Shearer Centre, Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and NE Children’s Charity Pathways.

Liverpool’s team, which was managed by Phil Thompson, included Anfield icons including Steve McManaman, Jason McAteer, Don Hutchison, Bruce Grobbelaar, Patrick Berger, Ian Rush, Michael Thomas and, erm, Neale McDermott (Terry’s son – he plays in Malta) while the Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan could call upon a plethora of United greats including  Faustino Asprilla, Philippe Albert, Keith Gillespie, David Ginola, John Beresford, Lee Clark and Alan Shearer.

The Reds won the re-match at Kingston Park, home of Newcastle Falcons, this time by a more comfortable 4-1 scoreline after Shearer, of all people, missed a spot-kick…


Alan Shearer with Mascot Corey Davison, who by the look on his face, may actually be a closet Sunderland fan

Kevin “I’d love it if we beat them” Keegan kicks what looks like one of many giant red toadstools on the pitch

Keegan with two of his creative geniuses, Tino Asprilla and David Ginola

A focused Shearer, no doubt wondering what “hilarious” jibes he will get from Lineker, Lawrenson and Hansen on MOTD over this

A tubby Tino still has all the moves

“Sheareeeeeeeeeerrrr” as Clive Tyldesley would annoyingly put it

Keegan and McDermott recreate the painful aftermath of Stan Collymore’s winner in 1996

Photos: PA


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By Alan Duffy on October 11th, 2011 in Liverpool, Newcastle Utd, Photos, Retro. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

7 Responses to “Liverpool And Newcastle Recreate 1996 4-3 Classic, Magpies Lose Again (Photos)”

  1. Montesquieu says:

    I’m surprised Keegan wasn’t eager to partake, play half the match for either side…

  2. Redskywalker says:

    Tino Asprilla doesnt have studs there.

  3. Andrew says:

    Still the best single game of football ever contested between two English teams

  4. __wowza says:

    poor form with the top caption.

  5. Alan Duffy says:

    @_wowza – Don’t see how the first caption is “poor form”. Rather than patronise the boy in the photo, I comment on the fact that he doesn’t look too happy with Shearer, thus treating him as I would anyone else. There is nothing at all offensive in that.

  6. JJ says:

    Agreed, nothing wrong with that

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