Shearer's Top 5 goals: Even my dad praised me!

10 Sep 2018

Premier League's leading goalscorer on the 'hair-raising' strike that broke a Newcastle United club record

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Alan Shearer is picking his five favourite goals from the record 260 he scored in the Premier League.

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Shearer's fifth and favourite goal is the one that sealed his place in Tyneside folklore.

Newcastle United's No 9 needed one more strike to beat Jackie Milburn's longstanding record of 200 club goals for the club but had not hit the back of the net for six matches.

"I'd actually gone a few games without scoring," says Shearer. "So every single week when I went out to play people were saying, 'When is he going to score that record-breaking goal?' "

The answer came in the 64th minute of the February match against Portsmouth.

Shearer won an aerial challenge, received a return backheel from Shola Ameobi and took a fantastic first touch to put him through on goal.

He fired through Dean Kiely's legs for St James' Park to erupt with noise.

"Fifteen or 20 minutes after that goal the hairs on the back of my neck were still standing up," Shearer says.

"To break that record was an incredibly proud moment for me and if I could have a perfect moment at St James' Park it would have been there as it was at the Gallowgate End.

"It was probably one of only two or three times in my career when I got a 'Well done' off my Dad, so I think that means it's even more special."

Also in this series

Part 1: Shearer's Top 5 goals: My chip had some finesse
Part 2: Shearer's Top 5 goals: To beat Schmeichel meant so much
Part 3: Shearer's Top 5 goals: I've never hit a shot so sweet
Part 4: Shearer's Top 5 goals: I knew I still had the power

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