Shearer Remembers Last Visit To Coventry!
COVENTRY CITY 0 NEWCASTLE UTD 2
COVENTRY: Hedman, Edworthy, Hall, Shaw, Williams, Telfer, Chippo, Palmer, Eustace (Hadji 61), Bellamy (Aloisi 70),Roussel.
NEWCASTLE: Given, Charvet, Goma, Hughes, Domi (Griffin 21), Dyer, Lee, Speed, Glass (Gallacher 47), Shearer,Cordone (Kerr 89).
Goals: Shearer 30 pen, Gallacher 58.
Alan Shearer scored his 200th league goal to complete a memorable five days for the former England captain as Newcastle went top of the Premiership for the first time in nearly four years.
Shearer had already been on cloud nine after celebrating the birth of his first son - Will - on Friday.
And he showed his potency on the pitch as he scored from the penalty spot at Highfield Road to bring up his double century of goals in his 375th league appearance spanning spells at Southampton, Blackburn and St James' Park.
Coventry must be sick of the sight of Shearer who has now scored 16 times in his last 15 meetings with them.
In all honesty Shearer otherwise had a relatively quiet game and never managed another effort on goal despite chants from the Newcastle fans of "you're still England's number one".
But a second goal on the hour mark from substitute and former Coventry player Kevin Gallacher ensured a third successive league win for Bobby Robson's side.
Not everyone was delighted with Shearer's achievement including Coventry defender Paul Williams who appeared to jostle with Shearer as the duo left the pitch at half-time.
Williams had also pointed an accusing finger at Laurent Charvet, presumably believing that the Frenchman had made a meal of going down for the penalty which led to Shearer joining the double ton club.
But Coventry could have few complaints about the outcome after a promising start in which record signing Craig Bellamy had hit the woodwork and their best player, Youssef Chippo, had been particularly prominent.
After that they seldom tested keeper Shay Given in the Newcastle goal as the visitors looked the more composed side with Gary Speed and Robert Lee pulling the strings in the middle of the park.
NEWCASTLE v COVENTRY - PREMIERSHIP YEARS:
2004/2005 Sat 29 Jan Newcastle Utd. 3 - 1 Coventry City F.A. Cup
2000/2001 Sat 13 Jan Newcastle Utd. 3 - 1 Coventry City Premiership
Wed 06 Sep Coventry City 0 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Premiership
1999/2000 Sat 29 Apr Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 Coventry City Premiership
Sat 16 Oct Coventry City 4 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premiership
1998/1999 Wed 17 Feb Newcastle Utd. 4 - 1 Coventry City Premiership
Sat 19 Sep Coventry City 1 - 5 Newcastle Utd. Premiership
1997/1998 Sat 14 Mar Newcastle Utd. 0 - 0 Coventry City Premiership
Sat 08 Nov Coventry City 2 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Premiership
1996/1997 Sat 15 Mar Newcastle Utd. 4 - 0 Coventry City Premiership
Tue 17 Dec Coventry City 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premiership
1995/1996 Sun 14 Jan Coventry City 0 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premiership
Sat 19 Aug Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 Coventry City Premiership
1994/1995 Sat 17 Dec Coventry City 0 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Premiership
Wed 24 Aug Newcastle Utd. 4 - 0 Coventry City Premiership
1993/1994 Wed 23 Feb Newcastle Utd. 4 - 0 Coventry City Premiership
Sat 08 Jan Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 Coventry City F.A. Cup
Wed 18 Aug Coventry City 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premiership