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Last Updated: Thursday, 11 May 2006, 19:46 GMT 20:46 UK
Shearer testimonial photos

A huge banner of Alan Shearer hangs outside St James' Park

A huge banner of Alan Shearer hangs outside St James' Park ahead of the testimonial match in his honour

Empty seats are filled with Alan Shearer masks

Empty seats are filled with masks of the Newcastle hero shortly before the turnstiles are opened at the ground

Thousands of fans spell out the name of the Newcastle record goalscorer

Thousands of fans spell out the name of the Newcastle record goalscorer as he emerges onto the pitch

Both Celtic and Newcastle form a guard of honour for Shearer

Both Celtic and Newcastle form a guard of honour next to Shearer's famous shirt number etched into the turf

Alan Shearer salutes his adoring Newcastle fans

Shearer kicks off the encounter against the Scottish champions and is then immediately substituted

Jean-Alain Boumsong manages to shield the ball from Celtic's Dion Dublin

In an opening half of few chances Jean-Alain Boumsong manages to shield the ball from Celtic's Dion Dublin

Paul Gascoigne takes part in a penalty shoot-out

The incredible atmosphere continues throughout the half-time interval as Paul Gascoigne takes part in a penalty shoot-out

Albert Luque celebrates giving Newcastle the lead

The fans are rewarded in the second half of the match as Albert Luque gives Newcastle the lead

Shearer converts a last-minute penalty as Newcastle win 3-2

Shearer steps of the bench to score the winner from the spot after John Hartson's header had inspired Celtic

Shearer celebrates in front of his Newcastle fans

The 35-year-old celebrates in familiar fashion as he scores for the very last time in front of the passionate Geordie fans

Shearer returns after the final whistle to chat with Ant and Dec

Shearer returns for an emotional chat with Ant and Dec where he says that he is thrilled to have "lived the dream"



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Shearer ends career on high note
11 May 06 |  Newcastle United


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