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On this Day, September 19 1999: Alan Shearer scored five goals in Newcastle's rout of Sheffield Wednesday

Alan Shearer hit five goals for Newcastle against Sheffield Wednesday in September 1999  

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1922: Czechoslovakian athlete Emil Zatopek was born. An outstanding distance runner, he won the 10,000 metres at the 1948 Olympic Games in London and at Helsinki four years later took gold in the 5,000m, 10,000m and marathon. At his peak, he won 69 consecutive events at all distances and set 18 world records from 5,000m to 25km. He died in November 2000 at Prague Military Hospital after a long illness.

1999: Alan Shearer scored five goals in Newcastle's 8-0 Premier League rout of Sheffield Wednesday.

2000: Britain's three-day event team of Jeanette Brakewell on Over To You, Leslie Law on Shear H20, Pippa Funnell on Supreme Rock and Ian Stark on Jaybee won silver at the Olympic Games in Sydney, while cyclists Bradley Wiggins, Chris Newton, Bryan Steel and Paul Manning took bronze in the 4,000m team pursuit.

2004: Steve Harmison became the first England player to pull out of the controversial winter tour to Zimbabwe.

2006: Randy Lerner completed his takeover of Aston Villa, succeeding Doug Ellis as chairman after acquiring nearly 90 per cent of the club.

2007: England were knocked out of the inaugural World Twenty20 as a result of South Africa's defeat of New Zealand in Durban.

2013: Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton, who defeated Muhammad Ali in 1973, died at the age of 70.

2015: Japan pulled off the biggest shock in Rugby World Cup history with a stunning 34-32 win over South Africa at the Amex Stadium in Brighton.

2015: Gloucestershire held their nerve to pull off an unlikely six-run victory over Surrey in the Royal London Cup final at Lord's.

 

SPORT BIRTHDAYS

David Seaman (soccer) - Former England, Arsenal and Manchester City goalkeeper, born 1963.

Cristiano da Matta (motor racing) - Former Toyota Formula One driver, born 1973.

Akash Chopra (cricket) - Former India opening batsman, born 1977.

Tasha Danvers (athletics) - British 400m hurdler who won Olympic bronze in Beijing, born 1977.

Dimitri Yachvili (rugby union) - Former Biarritz and France scrum-half, born 1980.

Eduardo (soccer) - Chelsea goalkeeper, born 1982.

Eleni Daniilidou (tennis) - Greek player who reached the 2003 Australian Open mixed doubles final, born 1982.

Alun-Wyn Jones (rugby union) - Ospreys and Wales lock, born 1985.

Kieran Trippier (soccer) - Tottenham full-back, born 1990.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1 Who won two Everton player of the season awards in the 2015/16 season?

2 Who scored 118 goals for Manchester United across 292 appearances and six seasons?

3 England's Horace Rawlins won the first US Open tournament, but what was the year?

4 How many king cobras form the Calcutta Cup's handles?

5 Who is the only NFL head coach with five Super Bowl victories?
Answers below

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Tuesday September 19)

SOCCER: Carabao Cup third round, Leicester v Liverpool - Sky Sports Main Event - 1930; Betfred Cup quarter-final, Partick Thistle v Rangers - BT Sport 1 1915; Women's World Cup qualifier, England v Russia - BBC2 England 1830; Bundesliga, Augsburg v RB Leipzig - BT Sport/ESPN 1930; Serie A, Bologna v Inter Milan - BT Sport 2 1930, eir Sport 1 1940.

CRICKET: First one-day international from Manchester, England v West Indies - Sky Sports Main Event 1200.

TENNIS: WTA Tour, Guangzhou Open - BT Sport 2 0700; Toray Pan Pacific Open from Japan - BT Sport 1 0430.

CYCLING: Road World Championships from Norway, Eurosport 2 1030, 1430.

SNOOKER: World Open from China, Eurosport 1 0730, 1230.

BASEBALL: MLB, live match TBC - 0000 BT Sport//ESPN.

Tomorrow (Wednesday September 20)

SOCCER: Carabao Cup third round, Manchester United v Burton - Sky Sports Main Event 1930; Betfred Cup quarter-final, Dundee v Celtic - BT Sport 1 1915; Serie A, Benevento v Roma - eir Sport 1 1625; Lazio v Napoli - eir Sport 1 1940, BT Sport 2 2100; Bundesliga, Cologne v Eintracht Frankfurt - BT Sport/ESPN 1730; Hamburg v Borussia Dortmund - BT Sport/ESPN 1930.

TENNIS: WTA Tour, Guangzhou Open - BT Sport 2 0700; Toray Pan Pacific Open from Japan - BT Sport 1 0530.

CYCLING: Road World Championships from Norway, Eurosport 2 1200, BBC2 England 1430.

RUGBY UNION: NPC, Bay of Plenty v Southland - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0830.

SNOOKER: World Open from China, Eurosport 1 0700, 1230.

BASEBALL: MLB, live matches TBC - BT Sport//ESPN 0000, 0300 (Thu).

 

QUIZ ANSWERS

1: Gareth Barry; 2: Cristiano Ronaldo; 3: 1895; 4: 3; 5: Bill Belichick.

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