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Alan Shearer so far unchallenged with goals and assists record under Kevin Keegan

3 weeks ago
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Kevin Keegan signed Alan Shearer in summer 2016.

A deal that rocked football, as the best striker in the Premier League and arguably the word, chose Newcastle United ahead of Man Utd.

However, it was a case of what could have been for NUFC as well as the Mancs.

After only 18 Premier League appearances for Alan Shearer under Kevin Keegan, the manager decided he’d reached a point where he felt he had to leave NUFC.

There was a reminder of what could have been today, as a BBC Sport article did a feature which highlighted Jamie Vardy’s form.

Vardy scored two and got an assist at the weekend as Leicester beat Bournemouth 3-1.

It means that since Brendan Rodgers took over, Vardy has now been directly involved in 14 goals in 14 Premier League games under Rodgers (12 goals, two assists).

It means that Jamie Vardy is now (currently) one of only 11 Premier League players to have got at least one goal or assist per game under a manager – his ratio of combined goals and assists per PL game, exactly 1.00.

However, right at the top is of course Alan Shearer under Kevin Keegan, directly involved in 20 goals (scored 15 and five assists) in his 18 PL games under KK.

Alan Shearer is also in second place, with involvement in 38 goals (31 scored, seven assists) in 35 PL games under Ray Harford at Blackburn.

Another brilliant set of stats is Andy Cole playing under Keegan at Newcastle, involvement in 59 goals (scored 43 and 16 assists) in 58 PL games.

Stats from BBC Sport:

We dream of ever seeing similar again at Newcastle United.

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