Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Blast from the past: Newcastle Utd 5 - 0 Manchester Utd

Blast from the past - A reminder from history

Sometimes losing by a huge score line isn't so bad in the long term.  Manchester United's defeat by 5 goals to City was a shock to every football fan, as United very rarely lose by such margins. With Manchester United's loss over the weekend and Newcastle United's renaissance start to the season, I was reminded of a famous win during the 1996/1997 season. As is evident from the video below, the Geordies humilated the Red Devils in the match. But remember, it was Manchester United who went on to win the Premier League title and the other trophies that followed. Perhaps City's victory over the weekend isn't so much a changing of the guard, but more of their credentials as genuine Premier League challengers.  City must avoid complacency or else they may follow in Newcastle's mid-to-late 1990s footsteps of over spending on flair players that don't deliver regularly.  But the truth is City's team is consistent (packed with world class talent) and all they need to do is maintain form and composure.

Philippe Albert's goal is an absolute peach!  Any striker would have been proud of it.