What Became of the 1996 Newcastle United Team That Beat Manchester United 5-0?

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What Became of the 1996 Newcastle United Team That Beat Manchester United 5-0?
PAUL BARKER

Ask any group of Newcastle United fans to name their favourite fixture of all time and, before long, one clash in particular will come to the fore.

The date was October 20 1996, and the Magpies were still licking their wounds having lost out on the Premier League title in dramatic fashion the previous season, before suffering humiliation in the Charity Shield.

On both occasions, Manchester United had taken the spoils, beating the Toon to first place by just four points, before thrashing Kevin Keegan’s men 4-0 at Wembley in the traditional season-opener.

But within a matter of months, the Geordies gained revenge in spectacular fashion, beating Sir Alex Ferguson’s champions 5-0 at St. James’ Park in what was a dominant display.

So as the two teams prepare to meet on Tyneside once more this weekend, Bleacher Report takes a look at what became of the Newcastle starting XI that put the Red Devils in their place.

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