Thursday 30 May 2013
Premierleague.com rifles through the annals of the Barclays Premier League to find significant events.
Newly appointed Newcastle United manager Kenny Dalglish made the Republic of Ireland goalkeeper one of his first signings at St James’ Park. Dalglish had been in charge of the 21-year-old at Blackburn Rovers, where he had played just twice in the Barclays Premier League
Given instantly became the No 1 at Newcastle and over the next 11-and-a-half seasons played 354 Barclays Premier League matches for the club. Given left on February 1 2009 to sign for Manchester City.