Liverpool Threaten Shearer and Beardsley
Newcastle United legends Alan Shearer, Peter Beardsley and Andy Cole are in grave danger of seeing long held records broken this season.
Nineteen years ago Alan Shearer teamed up with Chris Sutton to score an impressive 49 goals, though Sutton did score only 15 of them.
Together they scored an unbelievable 55 goals (Cole 34 Beardsley 21) in that brilliant season when United stepped up to the Premier League in 1993.
Sadly, the three Newcastle legends could soon be overtaken as Liverpool’s Sturridge and Suarez are already up to third in the highest ever PL totals and they still have eight matches left to go.
The Liverpool pair are on 47 goals Suarez 28 Sturridge 19) so far, only 2 behind the Shearer Blackburn total and 8 in arrears of Cole/Beardsley.
However, arguably the Liverpool SAS have already moved into second as the Blackburn duo’s 49 goals was achieved when there was still 42 matches in a season, which would make their goals total equate to 44.33 in a 38 match season. (1995/96 was the first 38 match season)
So by using the same logic (number of goals divided by 42, then times 38) we then get a figure of 49.76 for Beardsley and Cole if it had been a 38 match season.
Eight matches for Sturridge and Suarez to get 3 (or 9!) more goals to beat the Newcastle duo’s record.
Whatever happens you have to say fair play to Liverpool (not that I have much time for them otherwise) for going with two out and out strikers and posting such an impressive goals tally between them.
As for those Beardsley/Cole days – what memories!
55 Goals 1993/94 – Andy Cole (34) & Peter Beardsley (21) (Newcastle United)
49 Goals 1994/95 – Alan Shearer (34) & Chris Sutton (15) (Blackburn)
47 Goals 2013/14 – Luis Suarez (28) & Daniel Sturridge (19) (Liverpool)
44 Goals 1999/00 – Kevin Phillips (30) & Niall Quinn (14) (Mackems)
42 Goals 1995/96 – Robbie Fowler (28) & Stan Collymore (14) (Liverpool)
41 Goals 1996/97 – Alan Shearer (25) & Les Ferdinand (16) (Newcastle United)
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