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Flashback: Reds and Magpies face off in 1999 FA Cup Final

23 February 2023

Back in May 1999, Newcastle United appeared in their second successive FA Cup Final, while Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United were in hot pursuit of an iconic treble.

An injury to Reds skipper Roy Keane inside the opening 10 minutes meant Teddy Sheringham was handed an early introduction to proceedings. Just over 90 seconds later, he was wheeling away in celebration after combining with Paul Scholes before slotting a composed finish through the legs of Toon keeper Steve Harper.

Early in the second half, the roles were reversed as Sheringham teed up Scholes to fire home left-footed, giving his team an unassailable two-goal buffer.

Just days later, the Red Devils would stamp their place in football history by beating Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League Final to complete a famous treble. In contrast, Newcastle would have to endure 24 years without another appearance in a major Final.

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