Manchester United – A Day To Forget

Newcastle 5 United 0

Newcastle United 5
Manchester United 0

Sun 20 October 1996 | 4 pm | St. James’ Park | Att: 36,579

Having claimed a Premier League and FA Cup double the previous season, and beating Newcastle 4-0 in the Charity Shield that August, United would have had few reservations heading into this game.

But what ensued was a torturous 90 mins for United. On any given day a top team can suffer a trashing, meted out by one of their challengers and this was just such a day. In truth everything Newcastle did that day simply came off for them, and for United it was to be the start of a very turbulent run of form.

Team Line Ups

Manchester United
1: Peter Schmeichel
2: Gary Neville
3: Denis Irwin
4: David May
6: Gary Pallister
8: Nicky Butt
19: Ronny Johnsen
10: David Beckham
15: Karel Poborsky
7: Eric Cantona
20: Ole G Solskjaer

Subs
12: Phil Neville
13: Brian McClair
Johnsen | 66 mins
14: Jordi Cryuff
Solskjaer | 55 mins
17: R Van Der Gouw
18: Paul Scholes
Poborsky | 66 mins

Newcastle United
1: Pavel Srnicek
3: John Beresford
4: David Batty
5: Darren Peacock
7: Robert Lee
8: Peter Beardsley
27: Philippe Albert
19: Steve Watson
14: David Ginola
10: Les Ferdinand
9: Alan Shearer

Subs
12: Warren Barton
Watson | 88 mins
13: Faustino Asprilla
14: Shaka Hislop
15: Keith Gillespie
16: Lee Clark
Lee | 88 mins

Goal Scorers – Peacock | 12 mins – Ginola | 30 mins – Ferdinand | 63 mins

– Shearer | 75 mins – Albert | 83 mins

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