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TODAY: March 16.

ON THIS DAY 2012 1872: The first FA Cup final was contested by the Wanderers and the Royal Engineers. A crowd of 2,000 at the Kennington Oval saw Wanderers striker Morton Betts score the only goal of the game. 1991: Simon Hodgkinson kicked five goals for England against France, taking his tally to a Five Nations championship record of 60 points. 2001: George Graham was dismissed as Tottenham manager. 2004: Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan took his 500th Test wicket, bowling Australian tailender Michael Kasprowicz in the second Test in Kandy. 2008: Lewis Hamilton won the seasonopening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. He would go on to become world champion.

2012: India batsman Sachin Tendulkar scored his record 100th international century (above), in the Asia Cup against Bangladesh.

BACK PAGE: 1998 FURIOUS Newcastle fans called on former supremo Sir John Hall to save them from his son Doug and Freddie Shepherd.

The executive duo were accused of baosting about charging supporters over the odds for club shirts.

And they dubbed Toon hero Alan Shearer 'Mary Poppins' for being so boring.

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Mar 16, 2019
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