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Newcastle United ‘feature’ 3 times in BBC’s 50 most iconic FA Cup goals

7 years ago

Newcastle United ‘feature’ 3 times in the BBC’s 50 most iconic FA Cup goals.

Yes Newcastle United’s illustrious FA Cup pedigree is rewarded with three honourable mentions when it came to BBC Sport picking their fifty most noteworthy goals from the World’s most famous cup competition.

In our proud history, United have won the FA Cup six times and being beaten finalists seven times.

All of those goals over the decades to choose from, it must have been difficult for the BBC to decide between them for Newcastle’s contribution…

The three times Newcastle appear are;

Peter Winn scoring in Stevenage’s 3-1 win over Newcastle in 2011

Some bloke called Ronnie Radford scoring for Hereford in 1972

Kevin Keegan scoring AGAINST Newcastle for Liverpool in the 1974 Cup Final

That is it, not one United goal deemed ‘iconic’ enough for the BBC.

They used a video of each goal in the list so obviously that rules out ones from way back but are none of the fifties finals worthy, or Shearer’s second against Spurs in the 1999 semi, or surely the most iconic goal of all which captures everything great about the competition and is visually superb – Terry Hibbitt’s magnificent first time through ball at Hillsborough in the 1974 semi-final, Supermac racing away and finishing it in style.

However, our place is to be the laughing stock for the likes of the BBC when it comes to the FA Cup, that Stevenage goal wasn’t even the winner as they were already 2-1 up and it was the last minute, plus it was just a bog standard goal. Even though I was there that day it didn’t even register with me when I saw it on this BBC Sport footage.

Maybe when Gabriel Obertan scores the winner next May at Wmebley it will feature next Autumn in the BBC list….


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