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In comes the cross from the right: who’s there for it? Alan Shearer, who else. Unchallenged, he braces himself, heads the ball cleanly, down to his left, the net bulges, goal!

So now he’s presumably going to peel away towards the corner flag, with a Cheshire cat grin and his right arm raised, palm open, while adoring black-and-white-clad geordies chant: “Shearer, Shearer!”

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