WHEN Andy Carroll scored for Newcastle towards Leicester, he ended a decade and not using a aim in black and white.
His hole between strikes for a similar Premier League membership – 3,661 days – was the second longest within the competitors’s historical past, behind Wayne Rooney for Everton.
Andy Carroll netted his first Newcastle aim for a decade within the defeat by LeicesterCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
Carroll heads residence for Newcastle towards Man Metropolis in 2010Credit score: PA:Empics Sport
Ten years and eight days in the past, when Carroll netted for the Toon towards Manchester Metropolis on Boxing Day 2010, the world was a really totally different place…
For a begin, Metropolis had been nonetheless on a 34-year trophy drought – they wouldn’t win the FA Cup till the next yr. Then the pots would pile up.
Carroll’s present Newcastle team-mate Matty Longstaff was nonetheless at main college.
Marcus Rashford was a 13-year-old consuming college meals reasonably than the MBE taking up the federal government to make sure children didn’t go hungry.
Cristiano Ronaldo had but to win a Ballon d’Or – though rival Lionel Messi had already bagged two.
England’s cricketers had simply bowled out Australia for 98 throughout their historic Ashes victory.
And Anthony Joshua was a troubled younger man heading for the underside of the heap reasonably than the highest of the boxing world.
Away from sport, David Cameron was the chief of a coalition authorities and Brexit was simply one thing that appeared like a grocery store personal model breakfast cereal.
Barack Obama was President of the USA, a rustic filled with hope.
Carroll’s fellow Geordie Cheryl Cole was voted FHM’s sexiest lady in 2010Credit score: Rex Options
The Duchess of Cambridge was nonetheless plain outdated Kate Middleton – though she was making ready for the royal marriage ceremony to Prince William the next yr.
Her future sister-in-law, an aspiring actress by the identify of Meghan Markle, was visitor starring on CSI:Miami earlier than her large break on Fits.
In music, a newly-manufactured band called One Direction had simply come third on the X Issue. Now after all, Harry Styles and Co have damaged up and Carroll is enjoying in a facet that’s extra Route One Route.
Cheryl was nonetheless married to Ashley Cole and was FHM’s sexiest lady on this planet.
Woman Gaga turned as much as the MTV awards in a costume product of meat – she definitely raised the steaks that evening.
Apple launched the primary iPad in 2010. They’re identified in Carroll’s native North East because the why-aye Pad.
Possibly he shall be watching his targets again on one, taking a visit down reminiscence lane.