Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Delicate Chips to Super Smashes, They're All Here; Part Four of Our Great New Series Sees Legends Beardsley and Shearer Joined by Some Less Well Known for Scoring

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Delicate Chips to Super Smashes, They're All Here; Part Four of Our Great New Series Sees Legends Beardsley and Shearer Joined by Some Less Well Known for Scoring

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Byline: LEE RYDER

THE countdown to Newcastle United's best ever Premier League goal is edging ever closer, but here is the latest installment of superb goals that have made the top 100 chosen by Chronicle chief sports writer LEE RYDER.

United can break past the 1,000-goal landmark at Goodison Park on Merseyside on Monday night, but here are 10 more of the best from the Toon in the Premier League.

No 70 )! *NEWCASTLE were all over Wimbledon in this one and Beardsley had already netted a penalty and thumped home a free-kick.

But he pulled off football's equivalent of threading through the eye of a needle with his eyes closed to complete his hat-trick.

After Paul Bracewell had played the ball forward, Andy Cole knocked the ball into Beardsley's path.

And with only a split second to consider his actions and Dons defenders charging in from all angles, Beardo elegantly chipped the ball over Hans Segers and made the keeper look foolish, even though he'd probably done the right thing and gone down to block what he thought was going to be a low shot.

But when it comes to the magic of Pedro, it must be impossible to cover all of the angles.

No 69 & +74558 NEWCASTLE United were 3-1 down against the Foxes, but with Big Al on the pitch and the Entertainers having a never-saydie spirit that many clubs envied - anything was possible.

Shearer would go on to get a hat-trick, but it was his thumping free-kick at Gallowgate that got things back on track.

With the ball a few yards away from the D, you could almost feel Kasey Keller and the Leicester defence trembling.

And they had good reason to as Shearer smashed home through a crowd on his way to another treble.

No 68 **+& 79722: DAVID MOYES' Everton have always needed more than just a Toffee hammer to break them down. And once upon a time United could rely on the genius of Peruvian ace Solano to leave fans purring over his wonder goals.

This game was no exception, he'd already done the business to put the Magpies 1-0 up.

Yet with belief draining away he made it a straight KO.

He shuffled his way past his marker before audaciously dinking the ball with the outside of his right foot from 18 yards.

Solano told me from Peru: "This was one of my best ever goals.

"It is always a good feeling to score with the outside of the boot.

"A lot of people frown on it, but when it comes off it is fantastic."

No 67 7:7228717 UNITED had started the season like a house on fire under Sam Allardyce.

And here the Zog showed exactly what he can bring to the table with a thumping strike from 25 yards.

It silenced the Riverside fans with Aussie keeper Mark Schwarzer unable to get anywhere near it.

He might have left United under a cloud by signing for Wigan, but this goal shows he had some good days too. …

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