It was 19th September, 1999, and it was Bobby Robson's first home game back in charge at St James' Park. What followed turned out to be Newcastle United's biggest ever Premier League victory - an incredible 8-0 thrashing of Sheffield Wednesday. Here is that historic match in its entirety.
When Bobby Robson announced he was “coming home” to manage Newcastle United, the sense of excitement was palpable around the city and, whilst expectations were high, nobody could have envisaged the impact that his arrival would have during his first home game in charge.
Newcastle United had a new manager and a heightened sense of ambition following Sir Bobby’s arrival and, with Sheffield Wednesday the visitors, United set about making history that day as the team recorded their biggest ever Premier League victory, trouncing the Owls 8-0.
Returning to the team, Shearer repaid Sir Bobby’s faith by netting five that afternoon as the Magpies delivered an inspired performance. A rare goal from Aaron Hughes began the rout that afternoon but there was much more to come as Shearer grabbed a hat-trick in the first half to give Newcastle a 4-0 lead at half time. After the break, goals from Kieron Dyer and Newcastle legend Gary Speed added to the tally whilst Shearer was far from finished...
Featuring the full match in all its glory, this is an opportunity to relive a truly classic match and a seminal moment in Newcastle United’s history as Sir Bobby was welcomed by the St James’ Park faithful.