Can you name Newcastle United’s XI from Alan Shearer’s debut in 1996?

On 11 August, 1996, Alan Shearer made his competitive debut for Newcastle United in a Community Shield clash against Manchester United. 

Despite interest from Sir Alex Ferguson’s side, Shearer left Blackburn Rovers and joined his boyhood club that summer in a world record £15million deal.

But the striker had a day to forget as goals from Eric Cantona, Nicky Butt, David Beckham and Roy Keane gave the Red Devils a 4-0 win.

Shearer made some much better memories during his 10 years at the club, becoming their all-time top scorer, but we’re asking you to name the rest of Kevin Keegan’s Xl from that day. Our time to beat is 03:05, although we did need to use some of the hints to get a couple of the names.

If you fancy another challenge after this, why not try name every player to score 10+ Premier League goals for Newcastle?

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Good luck and don’t forget to tweet us your scores @planetfutebol. 

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