Newcastle United’s official Twitter has got fans talking this morning by posting footage of a wonder goal on a glorious night at St James’ Park as the Toon turned around a first-leg deficit against Ferencvaros in the UEFA Cup 2nd Round.
Trailing 3-2 after the trip to Hungary, a brace from Faustino Asprilla and a late strike from Les Fernidand were eclipsed by the moment of genius from flamboyant Frenchman David Ginola as Kevin Keegan’s side won 4-0.
On the 24th anniversary of one of many famous European nights in yesteryear on Tyneside, fans have reacted to the nostalgic moment…
Twitter: @NUFC @teamginola Watched this game live on the telly at 13 years old. Literally could not believe my eyes (@Jonola14)
Twitter: @NUFC @LiamJKennedy23 @teamginola What a player, it was a pleasure to watch him play for Newcastle. (@NewcastleK)
Twitter: @NUFC @teamginola Every single year, I will exclaim, “This was my first ever Newcastle game!” What a night. I’ll remember it forever (@Phoo_Fighter)
Twitter: @NUFC @teamginola We used to spend hours trying to replicate this goal as kids. It’s definitely one of my all-time… https://t.co/5RC1ZJDUAu (@LiamTFitzG)
Twitter: @NUFC @teamginola What a goal, oh yes I’m a believer. (@Johnny66572897)
Twitter: @NUFC @teamginola I was there that foggy night behind the goal for that. Still gives me goosebumps watching it now! (@hully1972)
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Recollections of nights and goals like this act as a startling reminder of what once was at St James’ Park.
Geordie fans cling onto the hope the current crop, including today’s own flamboyant Frenchman Allan Saint-Maximin, can act as a springboard for future times of glory coming back to the North East.