NEWCASTLE United were beaten 4-1 by Liverpool in yesterday’s eagerly-anticipated Entertainers ‘rematch’ at Kingston Park.
The real winners were the supporters who helped raise vital funds for charity.
The game was played in front of a 10,000 crowd at the home of Newcastle Falcons as Alan Shearer, Rob Lee, Tino Asprilla, David Ginola and Lee Clark wooed the swarm of black and white.
The game had been billed as a revenge mission for Kevin Keegan’s side – but Liverpool hadn’t read the script.
Steve Watson opened the scoring when Alan Shearer crossed from the right.
Former Real Madrid winger Steve McManaman netted an equaliser for Liverpool with a well-taken finish. Then the Red machine took full control.
John Durnin cashed in to make it 2-1 before Neale McDermott – son of Terry – scored with a wonderful chip to hand Liverpool a two-goal cushion at the break.Related content
United won a penalty in the second half but Shearer could only slam it against the bar after Bruce Grobbelaar’s spaghetti legs routine paid off.
Liverpool put the lid on it when sub keeper Steve Wraith hauled down ex-Big Brother winner Anthony Hutton.
But it was Durnin who stepped up to slot number four calmly past the Geordie stopper.
Liverpool held on to their comfortable lead and were good value for their win.