Quiz! Can you name the last 31 scorers in Newcastle vs Manchester United matches?
This Sunday sees two teams with managers who have emotional attachment to their clubs, but whose fans have increasingly less emotional attachment towards their managers.
Newcastle’s last outing was a risible 5-0 defeat to Leicester – with Steve Bruce’s description of his own side’s performance as a “surrender”, if anything, putting a positive spin on the match.
Manchester United, meanwhile, are coming off the back of what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer called “a good point” away against AZ Alkmaar, having failed to record a single shot on target.
This weekend’s match at St James’s Park, while unlikely to be a show of attractive football, will nevertheless be must-watch television for fans of slow-unfolding car crashes. It’s a far cry from this fixture in the 1990s and early 2000s, when the sides would regularly throw up plenty of goals – and even appeared against each other in an FA Cup final.
This quiz won’t take you back that far – just the last decade – but still tracks a decline of these two teams.
We’re giving you five minutes to name every scorer in a Newcastle vs Manchester United fixture since 2010. There’s 29 different players to get – once you’re done, send a screenshot of your score to @FourFourTwo and you might even get a retweet for your troubles.
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