On This Day - September 19 1999: Alan Shearer scored five goals in Newcastle's 8-0 Premier League rout of Sheffield Wednesday

IN a stellar career that took him from Southampton, to Blackburn Rovers and then Newcastle United, Alan Shearer, (pictured above with Michael Owen) established himself as one of the great strikers in English football. A League winner with Blackburn in the 1994-95 season, his 260 Premier League goals is still a record
PA and Sean O'Neill



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.

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.


David Hanrahan (GAA) – Goalkeeper with the Cork footballers, born 1992.

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

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

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) - Former Chelsea goalkeeper, born 1982.

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

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


1. Who are the current Dublin Senior Football champions?

2 Who became the Premier League's youngest scorer in October 2002 against Arsenal, aged 16 and 359 days?

3. Where did Usain Bolt finish in his final 100m solo race?

4. In 2017, which golfer won his first major title on his 74th attempt?

5. Who are the current Kerry Senior Football champions?

(See quiz answers at bottom)


Today (Wednesday, September 19)

SOCCER: Champions League, Shakhtar Donetsk v Hoffenheim - BT Sport 1 1730; Ajax v AEK Athens - BT Sport/ESPN 1745; Real Madrid v Roma - BT Sport/ESPN 2000; Young Boys v Manchester United - BT Sport 2 2000; Championship, QPR v Millwall- Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

TENNIS: WTA, Pan Pacific Open - BT Sport 1 0930 and 0400 (Thurs); Korea Open - BT Sport 2 0400 (Thurs).

NETBALL: Quad Series, Australia v England - Sky Sports Action 1030.

CYCLING: Giro della Toscana - Eurosport 1 1330.

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Thurs); Los Angeles Dodgers v Colorado Rockies - BT Sport/ESPN 0300 (Thurs).

Tomorrow (Thursday, September 20)

SOCCER: Europa League, PAOK Salonika v Chelsea - BT Sport 2 1715; Marseille v Frankfurt - BT Sport/ESPN 1745, RB Leipzig v RB Salzburg - BT Sport/ESPN 2000, Arsenal v Vorskla - BT Sport 2 2000.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Huddersfield v Wigan - Sky Sports Arena 1930.

TENNIS: WTA, Pan Pacific Open - BT Sport 1 0400 (Fri).

GOLF: European Tour, Portugal Masters - Sky Sports Golf 1130 and 1530; PGA Tour, Tour Championship - Sky Sports Main Event 1830, Sky Sports Golf 1830.

CYCLING: Coppa Sabatini - Eurosport 1 1330.

GRIDIRON: NFL, Cleveland Browns v New York Jets - Sky Sports Main Event 0030 (Fri), Sky Sports Action 0030 (Fri).

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox - BT Sport 1 0000 (Fri).

Quick Quiz answers: 1. St Vincent’s; 2. Wayne Rooney; 3. Third; 4. Sergio Garcia (Masters); 5. Dr Crokes.


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