WHOEVER scores Newcastle's 1000th Premier League goal knows their name will be recorded forever in the history books.
Many have added their name to the scoresheet in black-andwhite colours over the last 20 years, some many times, others on rare occasions.
But as Chronicle chief sports writer LEE RYDER continues his countdown of his top 100 Toon Premier League goals, we find some of the usual suspects, along with some other names not usually associated with hitting the back of the net.
UNITED had a point to prove against the team that relegated them to the Championship after Villa fans had tried to humiliate the Toon Army during their darkest Premier League hour.
And Villa were sent home with their tails firmly between their legs.
Just 12 minutes had passed when Jonas Gutierrez rolled the ball to Joey Barton.
The Scouser then picked the ball up 22 yards out from goal and unleashed an unstoppable right-footed effort that left Brad Friedel with no chance.
United went on to add five more and were well and truly back in the Premier League.
No 59 % &am!
THIS goal not only makes the list because it was the first win for the Magpies at the Emirates Stadium.
This goal is on the list in dedication to the extra work put in on the training field from Joey Barton and Andy Carroll.
In the build-up to the game, Barton had calculated Lukasz Fabianski's weak spot and the exact area of the penalty box in which he began to get nervy.
Barton's precise set-piece into the box held the ball up just enough to tempt the Gunners' keeper to leave he line. And when you have somebody who can head the ball as well as Carroll and hold off defenders at the same time, you have the exact formula to cause defences havoc. On this occasion the extra homework from the Toon duo helped bag three points.
PETER BEARDSLEY rolled a short corner to Ginola on the left-hand side of the pitch.
The Frenchman mesmerised the Owls defence before letting fly with his right foot and neatly finding the bottom corner.
It was Ginola's first goal in United colours and the start of a magical time with the French ace in Toon.
THE former Liverpool man was hardly renowned for his goals, but this one would have made most marksmen proud.
And anybody who was there to witness it will fully agree.
Keith Gillespie made a darting run down the left and had the vision to roll it to Venison, despite the fact that Peter Beardsley was screaming for it on the edge of the box.
But the Ulsterman's judgement was spot on as Venison struck venomously with his right foot from 20 yards to send it screaming past Mark Bosnich.
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