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Top Tottenham v Newcastle memory: Peter Beardsley’s superb winner – Video

5 years ago

It was 22 years and 9 days ago that Peter Beardsley produced my favourite ever moment at White Hart Lane on 4 December 1993.

Newcastle were fresh to the Premier League and doing very nicely thank you.

Kevin Keegan was sending his troops out to take the game to (whatever) opposition and at Tottenham it was no different (how times have changed!).

Peter Beardsley had given the lead to United when he smashed the ball home following Rob Lee heading it down from a corner, only for Spurs to equalise with a penalty six minutes later on the hour mark.

With only seconds left, that seemed that. United had been the better team but a point away at Spurs was a very decent result.

However…Peter Beardsley picked the ball up on the left hand side with a handful of defenders between him and the goal, with seemingly nothing on.

The rest, as they say, is history.

Watch his fabulous winner below (Video uploaded by @NUFC_1980_1994)

A couple of things to look out for, apart from the superb winner (even Roger Tames’ commentary can’t spoil it!) that is.

On the corner for the opening goal, I’d forgotten that Lee Clark could take corners with both feet (now nobody can take them with either!).

Also, watch for the referee passing the ball back to Andy Cole to take the quick free-kick that sets in motion Beardsley’s goal – he (the ref) would probably be banned these days for doing it!



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