Can you name Newcastle’s XI from Bowyer and Dyer’s fight v Villa?

On April 2, 2005, Aston Villa comfortably beat Newcastle United 3-0 at St James’ Park, but the big story to emerge was a fight between two home players – Lee Bowyer and Kieron Dyer. 

As the match approached full-time, and with Graeme Souness’s side already reduced to 10 men, the two team-mates started to square up to each other, eventually partaking in a spot of shirt tugging and fist throwing.

“It was a moment of madness. Everybody regretted it afterwards,” said Bowyer years later when asked to recall his memories of the incident,” Bowyer recalled years later.

“Me and Kieron competed all the time for the same position, it was nothing personal.

“It should never have happened. But we are winners. When you play football, you have to be that way. You have to want to win. Sometimes it goes too far – that’s what happened that day. I’m sure if we’d been winning 3-0 it would never have happened.”

Unsurprisingly, both were also sent off. But today we are asking you to name the Newcastle starting XI from the clash.

We’ve given you Bowyer and Dyer for free, but can you recall the other nine players on Souness’ teamsheet that infamous afternoon?

If this puts you in the mood for another quiz, try naming the Newcastle XI from Alan Shearer’s last game in 2006.

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