Monty To Represent Mackems At SJP

Last updated : 09 August 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

Jimmy Montgomery, who is Sunderland’s record appearance holder, will represent his hometown club at a minute’s silence to the two Newcastle United supporters tragically killed on flight MH17.

The former goalkeeper is to be part of tributes paid to Liam Sweeney and John Alder before the Magpies’ Premier League opener at home to Manchester City, on Sunday, August 17.

John, 63, and Liam, 28, were on the Malaysia Airline’s flight to watch their team play two friendly games in New Zealand when the plane was shot down by pro-Russian separatists.

Monty is famous for that unbelievable double save in 1973 that won Sunderland the FA Cup at Wembley against Leeds.

Jimmy Montgomery: “The whole of the North East has united through football to remember Liam and John, who tragically lost their lives supporting their team and it is a huge honour to be part of such a fitting tribute to two loyal and passionate football fans.”

Sunderland fans showed their empathy with Newcastle despite the intense rivalry between the clubs by raising £33,000 for charities in memory of the men.

Black Cats fan Gary Ferguson initially set up the fund to raise just a few hundred pounds, but it quickly escalated to reach the huge figure.

Before the game, captains Fabricio Coloccini and Vincent Kompany will lay wreaths at the centre circle, accompanied by representatives from John and Liam’s families.

A minute’s silence will then be observed once both teams have entered the field.

Manchester City supporters will then unveil a banner paying tribute to the two fans.

Newcastle Utd's Last Game ...


Remy Cabella's late goal earned Newcastle United a 2-2 draw at Huddersfield Town as Dutch international Daryl Janmaat made his debut.

Right-back Janmaat, who impressed with the Netherlands during their run to the World Cup semi-finals, made his first appearance for his new club at the John Smith's Stadium, having joined from Eredivisie side Feyenoord last month.

Last night was as strong an XI as Alan Pardew could have put out, with only Siem de Jong and Cheick Tiote missing of those you would think are in for a shout of being in the XI a week on Sunday. Both have knocks.

Cabella who stole the show with a lofted finish that took a big deflection two minutes from time, after Huddersfield debutant Radoslaw Majewski and former Mackem Jon Stead had turned things around following Emmanuel Riviere's opener.

For the first half-hour Newcastle played some really good stuff. Then fell out of the game. Those of a black- and-white persuasion will hope that fatigue played a part, which it probably did.

Both sides created early chances, Oliver Norwood flashing a free-kick wide for Huddersfield before Yoan Gouffran scuffed an effort wide at the other end.

Gouffran soon atoned for his miss as he set up the opener in the 16th minute, his deflected cross leaving former Monaco man Riviere with the simple task of tapping in from point-blank range.

Cabella enjoyed himself. He likes a wander and once he gets completely up to speed could be a joy to watch. Sissoko was strong in the middle of the park, which is where he belongs, while Janmaat and Massadio Haidara did well on either side of the defence.

Opportunities proved less frequent thereafter, but Majewski levelled in spectacular fashion in the 36th minute.

The former Nottingham Forest man curled a superb strike into the top corner, past a helpless Tim Krul in the Newcastle goal.

Huddersfield made 11 changes at half-time, while Pardew made a few switches as well in the second 45.

The hosts' attacking initiative paid off in the 66th minute when Stead's low strike deflected beyond Krul to give Huddersfield a lead they possibly deserved.

Paul Dummett powered narrowly wide from distance as Newcastle pushed for a leveller.

Their efforts were ultimately rewarded when Cabella, who also scored against Schalke on Sunday, latched on to a quick free-kick from substitute Ayoze Perez before lofting a wonderful chip over Joe Murphy and into the net to ensure the game ended all-square.

It was a difficult night to come to any real conclusions.

Huddersfield were stronger in the second half, they did have fresh legs in every position, and Newcastle found it difficult to create.

Krul, Coloccini, Janmaat, Williamson (Taylor, 63), Sissoko, Gouffran (Aarons, 54), Colback (Abeid, 63), Cabella, Haidara (Dummett, 63), Ferreyra (Obertan, 54),  Riviere (Perez, 71).


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