The Newcastle United Entertainers drew 2-2 in their game with a Manchester United Select XI at Kingston Park this afternoon to commemorate the 5-0 thrashing Newcastle gave the Red Devils on October 20th, 1996.
And yes – well of course – one of Newcastle’s goals was scored by Alan Shearer in the first half.
Alan Shearer – scores again
Hang on – why is his finger not in the air??
Alan was the (player) manager of the Newcastle side today and at 46 years of age he managed to play the full first half.
This is what Alan said to the Chronicle after the game – and he hinted that may be the last goal the fans ever see him scoring:
“I got the old celebration out one more time but I don’t think you’ll be seeing that again.”
“I’m pretty sure that’s me done with football – I thought I was only going to do 10 or 15 minutes but I felt alright and did 45.”
“I got around the back and got the goal as well, which was obviously great for me!”
“There definitely wasn’t the pace of old out there from the lads, but there was some good football on display and I’ve had a brilliant day.”
“I feel very proud and very honored.” “It’s been a great day, with four goals and so everyone goes home.”
“It was also a decent standard of football that was played in the right spirit with more than 6,000 here.”
“I owe the fans and the players a huge debt. The lads could easily have had a week off, but they chose to come for the weekend instead.”
“Of course then you have the fans turning up as they did as well, so I am very, very grateful.”
“It’s been a great Sunday for me.”
A really sincere Alan Shearer there – and of course it’s all for charity – The Alan Shearer Foundation.
It’s great that Alan is getting himself fully involved in charity work – all credit goes to him for doing that.
More than 6,000 fans turned up for the game, so that was a terrific turn out from the Newcastle fans – as usual.
And a good day was had by all.