We’re heading again to 13 September 1994 – Royal Antwerp 0 Newcastle United 5
After a niche of 17 years, Newcastle United have been again in Europe.
Now this Kevin Keegan match is precisely 29 years in the past, the place does the time go…?
After promotion within the 1992/93 season, Keegan’s crew took the Premier League by storm.
With Cole and Beardsley scoring for enjoyable, Newcastle ended up third within the high tier, however moderately than qualification for Champions League soccer, again then it meant UEFA Cup.
Not that it appeared to matter to Newcastle followers, a European journey to Belgium was the icing on the cake underneath Kevin Keegan.
The 1994/95 season truly kicked off with six Premier League wins in a row for Newcastle United, 5 of them earlier than heading to Belgium.
Regardless of the extent Newcastle had been enjoying at underneath KK, a number of clever individuals have been warning that European soccer was completely different, needed to hold it tight. A draw or perhaps a single aim defeat wouldn’t be too unhealthy within the away leg.
Hmmm, inside a minute Rob Lee had put United forward, inside 9 minutes he had made it 2-0, Scott Sellars made it 3-0 earlier than half-time.
Rob Lee bought his hat-trick (all headers!) within the fiftieth minute, then Steve Watson ended the scoring with 12 minutes remaining.
The ultimate rating, an astonishing Royal Antwerp 0 Newcastle United 5
Steve Watson for Peter Beardsley
Mike Jeffrey for Andy Cole
Coincidentally, this season’s Champions League sees each Newcastle United AND Royal Antwerp competing.