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5-0: Newcastle give champs their biggest beating for 12 years; Man U couldn't make it up..

Soccer giants Manchester United crashed to a humiliating hu·mil·i·ate  
tr.v. hu·mil·i·at·ed, hu·mil·i·at·ing, hu·mil·i·ates
To lower the pride, dignity, or self-respect of. See Synonyms at degrade.
 FIVE- NIL defeat at Newcastle yesterday in a match that will go down in history.

The amazing pounding of last season's Premiership champions and FA Cup winners was the team's worst result in 12 years.

Stunned United fans could only look on in disbelief as ecstatic Newcastle supporters cheered their side to victory at St James' Park This article is about the stadium in Newcastle. For the park in London, see St James's Park. For the football stadium in Exeter, see St James Park.

St James' Park
. And pounds 15million golden boy Alan Shearer Alan Shearer OBE (born 13 August 1970 in Gosforth) is a retired professional English footballer who played as a striker for the England national team and Premiership clubs, Southampton, Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United.  was among the Geordie demolition squad that shattered United boss Alex Ferguson's unbeaten record this season.

The last time Manchester United experienced such a pummelling was in 1984 when Everton also thrashed them five-nil in the old Division One. Last night delighted Newcastle fans celebrated long after the final whistle blew in a game watched by a crowd of 36,000.

And showbiz stars queued up to praise Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan Joseph Kevin Keegan, OBE (born February 14, 1951 in Armthorpe, Doncaster, England)[1] is a former English football manager and is regarded as one of the all-time greatest British football players.  and his men for their outstanding performance.

Gladiator gladiator

(Latin; swordsman)

Professional combatant in ancient Rome who engaged in fights to the death as sport. Gladiators originally performed at Etruscan funerals, the intent being to give the dead man armed attendants in the next world.
 Sharron Davies, whose husband Derek Redmond is a Newcastle fan, said: "It really was a great result."
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Author:Allen, Peter
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Oct 21, 1996
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